"Sustainable Solar Solutions: Examining the Impact of Local PV Production on Global and US Markets" 

Dr Peter Fath a leading figure in renewable energy and CEO of RCT Solutions GmbH, is shaping solar technology standards as Chairman of the Solar Equipment Machine Maker Group at VDMA. Additionally, he serves as an executive member of the European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC), contributing to strategic initiatives for solar manufacturing excellence. With his expertise, Dr. Fath leads RCT Solutions GmbH in establishing integrated solar PV manufacturing facilities across the globe.

The keynote presentation will take place on Monday, June 10, 2024, during the IEEE PVSC 52 Welcome Session.

The global energy landscape is undergoing a profound transformation, driven by the urgent need to mitigate climate change and transition towards renewable energy sources. In this context, the emergence of local photovoltaic (PV) production holds significant promise as a catalyst for sustainable development and economic growth. This presentation aims to explore the multifaceted impact of local PV production on both global and US markets, shedding light on its potential benefits and challenges.

By examining case studies, market trends, and policy frameworks, we will uncover the transformative potential of decentralized solar manufacturing in driving down costs, increasing energy access, and reducing carbon emissions. Furthermore, we will delve into the socio-economic implications of localized PV production, including job creation, industrial development, and energy resilience.

Drawing upon insights from industry experts, policymakers, and academic researchers, this presentation will provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the opportunities and obstacles associated with adopting localized PV production strategies. Ultimately, it seeks to inspire collaborative efforts and innovative solutions to accelerate the adoption of sustainable solar solutions, both globally and within the US market.