Eicke Weber
Chairman

Professor Weber is Vice President of ISES and acting Chair of the European Solar Manufacturing Councile ESMC. Till mid-2018 he was CEO of the Berkeley Alliance for Research in Singapore, BEARS. Till the end of 2016 he was Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and Professor for Physics / Solar Energy at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany.  In 2015-17 he served as president of the Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centers EUREC. He served as founding president of the German Energy Storage Association BVES (2012-16), and is a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech). He published more than 600 refereed papers, that were cited more than 35,000 times.

Andreas Bett
Fraunhofer ISE

Andreas Bett is director of Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy System located in Freiburg, Germany. Fraunhofer ISE provides applied research in the field of solar energy. Andreas Bett worked for more than 30 years in the field of photovoltaics. He was awarded with several prizes for his scientific achievements and contribution to technology developments. He also co-founded several PV companies.

 

Xavier Daval
The French Renewable Energy Association (SER)

Xavier Daval is Vice-President of Syndicat des Energies Renouvelables - SER (The French Renewable Energy Association ) and Chair of SER-SOLER its solar commission. He is Director of the Global Solar Council (GSC) and an international solar expert. Xavier Daval is also CEO of kiloWattsol, France #1 Solar Technical Advisory which he founded in 2007. Xavier is an electronic Engineer and former Director EMEA of a NYSE-listed manufacturer of tools for the electronics industry.

Luc de Marliave
Total Renewable Energies

Luc de Marliave is head of public affairs for Total Renewable Energies since 2011. Now in charge of Total institutional relationships for new energies, he is a member of the solar bureau of the French renewable energy association SER and chair of the Strategy Committee of the European solar association Solar Power Europe.

 

Winfried Hoffmann
Applied Solar Expertise - ASE

Winfried Woffman started in the 70s as CEO and MD of wafer, cell and module producing companies (ASE GmbH & RWE Solar GmbH and RWE SCHOTT Solar GmbH). Today, he's a consultant, helping companies to shape the industry and market as member of the board of EPIA (today SolarPower Europe) and the German Solar Economy Association (BSW Solar). Pushing the transfer of knowledge from scientific institutes (FhG-ISE, ISFH, ZSW, Helmholtz) to its application in the industry. He is currently lecturing at Freiburg and Constance university.

Philippe Malbranche
INES

Philippe Malbranche is currently Director of INES, the main French Solar Energy Research Institute (Institut National de l’Energie Solaire). He is also a member of the Steering Committee of the European Photovoltaic Technology and Innovation Platform, participates to the Visiting Committees of several European Solar Energy research institutes and advises various organisations regarding roadmap development and project selection.

Gaëtan Masson
Becquerel Institute

Director and co-founder of the Becquerel Institute. After more than 10 years in the financial and IT sectors, he moved to the PV industry and developed the Business Intelligence of EPIA, the European PV Industry Association (now SolarPower Europe). Since 2013, he is the Operating Agent of the Task 1 of the PV programme of the International Energy Agency (IEA PVPS). He is vice-chairman of the European PV technology Platform and participates to the Scientific Committee of EU-PVSEC and Intersolar Europe. Since 2016, he manages the strategy and content of SolarUNITED.

Deborah Parmentier
Secretariat coordinator

Holder of a master in Translation from I.S.T.I. (Brussels, Belgium) and in Human Resources from ICHEC (Brussels, Belgium), Deborah started her career in the pharmaceutical sector as a Congress Organiser. She then turned to the consultancy world, working for more than 10 years as an HR & Officer Manager in a risk management company. Climate-conscious, she decided to play a role in a company that is active in the energy transition. That is why she is now Office Manager at Becquerel Institute, taking care of all administrative and financial aspects of the company. She's also leading the secretariat of ESMC.

Aurélie Vo Thi
Communication Consultant

Aurélie graduated with a master’s in communication and advertising from the IHECS school of communication followed by a master in European studies from the Institute for European Studies from the Université Libre de Bruxelles. She started with an internship at the European Parliament and a child-rights organisation in London before joining a media and communication training company in Brussels for a couple of years. She is now Communication Officer at the Becquerel Institute where she will sharpen her knowledge of renewables and explore the potential of PV.