EPIA, the European Photovoltaic Industry Association, covers the whole range of PV production going from silicon wafers, cells, modules, systems etc. EPIA is very experienced in coordinating European projects and has built up close working relations with the European Commission. The role of EPIA within Sunrise is to coordinate the project. EPIA is also involved in all work packages in order to represent the PV industry point of view and to ensure the information distribution towards their members.
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WIP, a German company founded in 1968, plans, develops, realises and monitors systems and installations in the field of renewable energy technologies and environmental engineering. Also an important role within this co-ordination action will be played by WIP. This consultancy stands outside the production chain but has a deep knowledge and comprehension of the PV sector. The view form the outside can provide new ideas and approaches. WIP is involved in several European projects dealing with photovoltaics as for example PV Catapult, PV Secretariat and PV Policy Group.
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FIEC, the European Construction Industry Federation, represents 33 national member federations, which cover an enormous number of construction enterprises. FIEC is the leader of the work package 3 PV diffusion in the building sector 3 and also supports the project dissemination activities in work package 5.
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AIE, the European Association of Electrical Contractors is composed of 21 national associations representing 175.500 electrical installation contractors. The involvement of AIE will ensure that the outcomes of work package 2, PV network integration will have a strong impact on utilities and electrical installers. AIE will also support the dissemination activities in work package 1.
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UIA, the International Union of Architects is composed of 97 Member Sections which are professional organisations most representative of architects in 113 countries in the world. Together with FIEC, UIA will represent the construction / building sector point of view in work package 3. Via its international distribution channels UIA will also contribute to the project dissemination (work package 5).
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EDF Group is one of the leading European energy players with Europe?s largest electricity generation assets. With our large experience of the energy markets, we can tailor our activities to local conditions and develop our expertise worldwide with our subsidiaries and equity interests around the world. EDF supports in Study work of Task 1 and Workshop of Task 4, PV Network Intregration and also is involved in dissemination of information material on the advantages of small decentralized PV systems to other major utilities.
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