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Meeting our increasing energy consumption in a sustainable way is one of the major challenges of the 21st century. Solar energy has the largest potential to meet our future energy demand. Unlocking this potential is one of the great challenges for universities, industry and society. In recent years there has been great progress in solar research, technology and deployment. Solar energy is one of key research areas at TU/e. The 'Solar Plus' event, organized by the Strategic Area Energy of TU/e, offers the opportunity to explore the latest developments in research, technology and deployment of solar technologies at TU/e, at our partner organizations and in the province of North Brabant. You can also meet and discuss with researchers, engineers and entrepreneurs active in this field. 

09h30Registration and reception

Opening by chair of the day - prof.dr.ir. David Smeulders (TU/e)


1st Keynote speaker - prof.dr.ir. Richard van de Sanden (FOM Institute DIFFER)

The potential of CO2-neutral fuels

2nd Keynote speaker - dr. Wiep Folkerts (SEAC)

Solar Energy Applications: Opportunities for Innovation

3rd Keynote speaker - ir. Wiro Zijlmans (Smit Ovens B.V.) 

New interconnection approach for Thin Film PV to enable a local for local market approach

Network lunch & market (detailed information)


Parallel workshops (detailed information)

1. Solar fuels: storing solar energy in chemical bonds

    Organizer dr.ir. Erik Langereis (FOM Institute DIFFER)
2. Advanced photovoltaic concepts and technologies
    Organizer dr. Adriana Creatore (TU/e)
3. Solar thermal
    Organizer prof.dr. Herbert Zondag (ECN - TU/e)
4. Solar PV: regulations and business models
    Organizer prof.dr.ir. Geert Verbong (TU/e)
15h30Returning to Auditorium and break

A bright sun in the Province of North Brabant

Discussion on the opportunities of solar research and industry with Loet Visschers, director Economy & Internationalization, Province of North Brabant
17h00Closure by chair of the day - David Smeulders (TU/e)

Network lunch & market

During the network lunch & market several topic related organizations, education programs and PhD students will present themselves. Optional you can join several excursions.

Detailed information on the network lunch & market

Downloads and photo impression

Presentations by speakers, workshops, posters can be downloaded here.

For the photo impression of the day, click here.


Any further questions or remarks can be sent to energy-event@tue.nl