PV Catapult

PV Catapult is a new Coordination Action within the 6th Framework Programme of the EC, it will run over 2 years and will involve more than 70 partners from the European industry, the research community and other major stakeholders of the PV sector.

The objective of PV Catapult is to coordinate activities in the field of photovoltaic (PV).

The main areas of work that will be developed are:

  • Design alternative strategies for European PV sector according to the main stakes for the industry
  • Facilitate the transfer of results from the European Research to the European PV industry
  • Determine PV market potentials and develop a roadmap
  • Engage the construction sector to enhance uptake of photovoltaics
  • Address socio-economic and financial issues relevant to the PV sector
  • Identify opportunities and barriers in a changing European Market
  • Identify opportunities and barriers in export markets
  • Work on measurement standards and prediction of the performance of PV modules
  • Cross-fertilize and disseminate results to the whole sector

PV Catapult is considered today by the European PV Industry as the main basis to undertake these activities. It addresses the real issues the sector is facing today. PV Catapult will offer the opportunity for all actors in the sector to work together and discuss issues of crucial relevance, as well as to give a valuable input for the whole sector.