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Representation on behalf of France in the IEA PVPS Task 9 – Deployment of Photovoltaic services for regional development

Country : VARIOUS
Client : IEA PVPS TASK 9
Start Date : August 2002
Completion Date : December 2014 (on going)
Value of services : 380 000€
Funder : ADEME (French Environment and Energy Management Agency)
Associate/Partner : N/A
Description :
The IEA Photovoltaic Power System Programme (PVPS) is one of the collaborative R&D Agreements established within the International Energy Agency (IEA), and since 1993, the PVPS participants have been conducting a variety of joint projects in the application of photovoltaic conversion of solar energy into electricity.

The overall programme in headed by the Executive Committee composed of representatives from each participating country, while the management of individual research projects (Tasks) is the responsibility of Operating Agents. By late 2011, fourteen Tasks were established, of which seven are currently operational.
The objective of Task 9, "Deployemnt of PV Services for regional development' is twofold:
- In order to promote the implementation of appropriate and efficient technical solutions, Task 9 is developing partnerships with selected “megaphones” (financial institutions, regional / professional organizations) which offer dissemination opportunities for the outputs of other technology-focused PVPS Tasks addressing these challenges, adapting the messages and implementation frameworks in areas beyond the borders of OECD countries. These partnerships would enable the sharing of PVPS’ knowledge in the area of rural electrification and beyond e.g. highly relevant topics like penetration of PV in the urban environment, PV hybrids, very large scale PV plants and high penetration in grids.
- Produce substantive work on applications meeting the needs of rural communities such as water pumping, health (refrigeration, lighting,…), “pico PV services” (highly efficient integrated appliances for lighting and ICT needs), and on relevant business models for deployment. The results of this work will be integrated in the dissemination process.
Task 9 participating countries are Australia, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland.
Description of the Actual Services Provided IED represents France (ADEME) within this task. As Operating Agent, IED is in charge of the overall coordination of the projects and partenrs:

Publications (including via website);
Organisation of or participation at events for the dissemination of promotion and information material.