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36th EU PVSEC – 10/09/19




13.30 – 17.00


Heinz Ossenbrink, former European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Alessandra Scognamiglio, ENEA, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Italy
Landscape complexity and energy transition: new theoretical frameworks and technological challenges.

New Theoretical Frameworks

Auréline Doreau, Project manager for the French Landscape and Energy chair, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Paysage Versailles-Marseille, France
Thinking the great transition: from technical infrastructure to landscape approach

Joris Masafont, ADEME – ENSP, LAREP, Mines Paris Tech, Center O.I.E, France
New methodological approaches for the energy and ecological transition

Thomas Lebreuilly, Solar Technology Director, Akuo Energy, France
Land use issues. Agrivoltaics and floating photovoltaics

Networking coffee

Technological Challenges

Philippe Malbranche, General Director, Institut National de l’Energie Solaire, INES, France
Integrated photovoltaics. Lessons learned and new approaches

David Richard, CEO ActivSkeen, France
Landmarks. The Nur Alem pavilion-museum for the Astana Expo 2017

Philip Pieters, Director Business Development, IMEC, Belgium
Manufacturing techniques to customize photovoltaic modules

16.20 – 17.00
Discussion and conclusions



ENEA Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energies and Sustainable Economic Development| Portici | Italy

Architect, PhD in Technologies for Architecture and Environment. Since 2000

she works as researcher at ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development), Photovoltaic Technologies Area (www.enea.it). Her main interest is working on the hybrid border between scientific research and design, to create a domain of common understanding and possibilities for experimentations in the real living environment.

Her main fields of activity are: Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV), Landscape Integrated Photovoltaics (LIPV), Net Zero Energy Buildings and Smart Cities.
She writes papers, she collaborates with the architectural magazine Domus, she patented innovative photovoltaic components for buildings and the urban environment, she edited books, and she participates and organize several scientific events and conferences. After having worked at the architectural scale, since 2007 she investigates the topic Energy-Landscapes, with a special focus on Photovoltaics and agricultural greenhouses.

She authored scientific papers, chapter in books and books. She has been collaborating with renewed architectural magazines, such as Domus.
Since 2008 she serves the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference as a topic organiser for the topic photovoltaics and buildings/architecture/infrastructures.
She is ideaperson and chairperson of the event “Photovoltaics Forms Landscapes”, that she organises since 2011.
For over 10 years she has been teaching at the Italian National Institute of Architecture for a post graduate master “Designer of sustainable architectures”.
She is involved in several European projects and networks aiming at the development of special photovoltaic components for buildings.
She is the Italian alternate ExCo member for the International Energy Agency (IEA) Solar Heating and Cooling (SHC) programme. She is member of the ETIP PV (European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics), working group Integrated Photovoltaics.

She was also involved in the COST action TU1401 “Renewable energy and landscape quality” (RELY).
She is involved in the COST Action CA16235 “Performance and Reliability of Photovoltaic Systems: Evaluations of Large-Scale Monitoring Data” (PEARL PV) as a working group leader for the topic “Photovoltaics in the built environment”.


Former European Commission | Joint Research Centre | Ispra | Italy

Dr. Heinz Ossenbrink, born in 1951, has a PhD in Nuclear Physics from Hahn Meitner Institute, Berlin and joined the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre in 1982. He built up the JRC’s activity on Photovoltaics when Europe started its research and pilot programme for Photovoltaic systems. In 1995 he became Head of the Unit for Renewable Energy, and expanded research and support activities to Energy Efficiency and Bio-Energy, notably Biofuels. His work is dedicated to the scientific support of EU legislation for Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency. More recently, he is developing the unit’s portfolio to support Africa’s efforts for a renewable energy supply.
Since 1982 he is contributing to the standards work of the IEC TC82, Solar Photovoltaic Systems, in particular regarding calibration of reference cells and lifetime testing of PV modules. His many publications cover measurement and testing methods for photovoltaic generators, economic assessment of renewable energy and global environmental impacts of extended bio-fuel use.
From 1995 he has been serving as Programme Chair of the prestigious series of European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conferences and in 2005 he commenced and still continues his term assisting the Programme Chair of the prestigious series of European Biomass Conferences.
He lives on the shores of Lake Maggiore in northern Italy where he practices sailing and skiing, and is deeply interested in global sustainability issues.

Auréline DOREAU

Project manager for the French Landscape and Energy chair, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Paysage de Versailles-Marseille, France

Auréline Doreau is an agronomist interested by territorial development and the use of landscape project to valorize local specificities. Invested in the Post Petroleum Collective, gathering specialists from all horizons on spatial planning and territories, she works nowadays for the French Landscape and Energy Chair of ENSP.


ADEME – ENSP, LAREP, Mines Paris Tech, Center O.I.E, France

Joris Masafont is a landscape architect graduated from the Ecole nationale supérieure de paysage de Versailles-Marseille (ENSP – French high national landscaping college) and also holds a Master 2 of urban planning. His basic training is technical gardener. He has developed a practice that links a sensitive approach with the living with a practical and a theoretical point of view. He is interested in art and drawing, which he uses to create a common language in his work.

Since October 2018, he is preparing his doctorate at ADEME (French Environment & Energy Management Agency), this thesis involves, for the first time, LAREP, research laboratory in landscape project of the National School of Landscape of Versailles-Marseille (ENSP), and MINES ParisTech with the OIE Center (Observation, Impacts , Energy) through a thesis entitled : “Development of the sustainable energy landscape project for taking territorial resources and their multifunctional uses into account”.

His main interest is to propose through his research a hybrid vision at the intersection of landscape architects’ and engineers’ approaches through the assessment of the territories’ capacity to evolve and to host renewable energy installations.

The originality of this PhD thesis is that its general approach is at the crossroads of both engineering and landscape sciences and at the interface of research and the project (operational aspects). This research-action crosses the field of knowledge and practices of urban planning, landscape science, planning, energy engineering and human and social sciences. Fed from previously conducted work, it will build on the study and comparison of two agreements for energy transition, called CTE (contrats de transition énergétique), tool of a recent public policy in France, also serving as a field of application in a Mediterranean context.


Laurent Quittre

Solar Technology Director, Akuo Energy, France

Bilingual project manager with extensive knowledge of the energy industry, in particular Solar PV. My goal is to participate in the transition toward a more efficient use of energy, at an international scale.


General Director, Institut National de l’Energie Solaire, INES, France

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.

Philippe Malbranche made engineering studies at the French Ecole Centrale de Paris, where he graduated in 1979. He began working at the South Pacific Institute for Renewable Energy in Tahiti, French Polynesia, designing and managing rural electrification projects, and providing training and technical advice for solar implementation in the South Pacific countries.
In 1989 he moved back to France at the French Ministry of Energy, as advisor on renewables and energy efficiency in transportation.
In 1991, he joined the Photowatt company, the French PV cell and module manufacturer, and three years later CEA-GENEC, a research laboratory with 25 people focused on PV systems and storage systems, which he managed until 2004.
Then, he participated to the setting up of INES, which now hosts 400 researchers involved in all the value chain of solar energy and its applications in networks, buildings and transportation. His position was first Research Programme Manager.
The goal of my professional activities is to contribute to the rapid transformation of our energy system to a sustainable system, based on the efficient use of renewable energies.


CEO ActivSkeen, France 

David has over 25 years experience in the energy industry and construction sector. David has been involved in numerous projects in Europe, Asia and Middle East in operational and management roles. Convinced that the buildings are at the forefront of energy transition, David founded ActivSkeen, a Vinci Construction subsidiary, to offer the market an integrated value proposition around Building Integrated Photovoltaics.


Director Business Development, IMEC, Belgium

Dr. Philip Pieters is director business development at imec, responsible for imec’s energy business. This includes business development for basic energy components like new solar cell technology, PV modules and innovative batteries, as well as for energy related systems business such as building integrated PV, smart modules, smart grid applications and energy related ICT solutions.

Dr. Pieters joined imec in 1994 as researcher for new RF packaging and interconnection technologies. In 2002 he moved into business development. First he was covering a wide range of More than Moore technologies, and since 2009 he focuses on imec’s energy business. Dr. Pieters holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, is recipient of the IEEE Microwave Prize and has (co-)authored over 70 publications.


Thank you for participating to the 8th edition of Photovoltaics | Forms | Landscapes!

Photovoltaics | Forms | Landscapes 2019

This has been a special event, at its 8th edition, in conjunction with the 36th EUPVSEC, organised by ENEA, Becquerel Institute, ETA-Florence and WIP-Munich.

The event highlighted how architects, designers, developers, and researchers take up the challenge of letting photovoltaic systems interact with landscapes and buildings.

“Energy as a landscape infrastructure” was the challenge for 2019’s edition, in Marseille. Along with ambitious energy policy targets, the number of solutions for implementing photovoltaics is increasing. Floating photovoltaics, agrivoltaics, are only some of these new examples. This trend is changing photovoltaic system from being “intruders” in the landscape to being new infrastructures supporting also new ecosystem services.

This year’s edition has been a showcase of such new solutions.

The Event Chairpersons.