Florence Lambert (in the picture) has been working with CEA Liten since February 2000 and will chair the EU PVSEC 2019 conference to be held in France in September 2019. (Photo Credit: EU PVSEC)
- EU PVSEC 2019 gets Florence Lambert as the conference general chair for the 36th edition of the conference
- Lambert is the director of European research institute, CEA Liten, the Laboratory for Innovation in new Energy Technologies and Nanomaterials
- Before Lambert, Total’s Dominique Neerinck held the position in 2018 for 35th edition of the conference
The European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) has appointed Florence Lambert as the conference general chair for the 36th edition of the event in 2019. She will take over from Pierre Verlinden, who was the general chairman for the 35th EU PVSEC 2018 in Brussels (see Total’s Neerinck Is New EU PVSEC Chairman).
Lambert is the director of European research institute CEA Liten, the Laboratory for Innovation in new Energy Technologies and Nanomaterials, that covers a large field of development, such as PV, solar concentrators, energy storage, energy grids, digital technology for energy systems.
With CEA since February 2000, she was appointed director of Liten in 2013 and was also in charge of national industrial energy storage plans under the French Ministries of Economy and Ecology.
She was also appointed as President of the Industry, Jobs and Innovation Committee at French renewable energy association SER’s Board of Directors in June 2018.
Talking about growth of PV as a mature technology, Lambert said “To continue to speed up the energy transition, PV must be addressed holistically alongside grid-integration technologies. These include tools to enable greater grid flexibility, battery-based storage, and digital systems. The goal is to provide the backbone for tomorrow’s massive “smart-grid-ready” PV power plants. Consumers will benefit from cost reductions, of course. But so will high-added-value applications like advanced building-integrated photovoltaics and emerging transportation concepts.”
The 36th edition of EU PVSEC will take place between September 9, 2019 to September 13, 2019 at the Chanot Convention and Exhibition Centre in Marseille, France.