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France-Japan Joint Forum

on Solar Energy



Lecture Theatre 5 (A5), Building U,

University of Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD)

Perpignan, France


October 8-9, 2018



Free to Participate, Registration Required



Close: September 25, 2018

Photo: Odeillo Solar Furnace (PROMES-CNRS)



October 8, 2018

Session 1 (lecture theatre 5, building U, UPVD, Perpignan)

08:30 - 08:45

Kazuhiko Saigo, JSPS, Stéphane Grieu, UPVD/PROMES-CNRS, Opening of the forum

08:45 - 09:30

Alain Dollet, PROMES-CNRS, Energy vectors from concentrated solar energy

09:30 - 10:15

Kensuke Nishioka, Miyazaki University, Solar to hydrogen conversion system by combining concentrator photovoltaic modules and electrochemical cells

10:15 - 10:45

Coffee break

10:45 - 11:30

Tatsuoki Kono, Tohoku University, Hydrogen energy system by using solar energy

11:30 - 12:15

Masakasu Sugiyama, The University of Tokyo, A global network of hydrogen for disruptive installation of renewable energy



Session 2 (lecture theatre 5, building U, UPVD, Perpignan)

14:00 - 14:45

Philippe Blanc, Mines ParisTech, Earth observation for solar resource assessment and forecasting

14:45 - 15:30

Stéphane Grieu, UPVD/PROMES-CNRS, Towards the intrahour forecasting of direct normal irradiance using sky-imaging data

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 16:45

Tomoyoshi Motohiro, Nagoya University, Development of compact solar-pumped laser systems and their application to photovoltaics

16:45 - 17:30

Nathalie Mazet, PROMES-CNRS, Solar energy storage by thermochemical processes

17:30 - 18:15

Vincent Goetz, PROMES-CNRS, Solar advanced oxidation processes for water treatment


October 9, 2018

Session 3 (lecture theatre 5, building U, UPVD, Perpignan)

08:30 - 09:15

Yoshiaki Nakano, The University of Tokyo, High-efficiency & low-cost photovoltaic using III-V compound semiconductors

09:15 - 10:00

Jean-François Guillemoles, IPVF/NextPV, High efficiency and low cost PV: new materials? New concepts? Or both?

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 - 11:15

Olivier Carré, ENEDIS, How Enedis (the French DSO) tackles the DER insertion challenges on its MV and LV networks

11:15 - 11:45

Satarou Yamaguchi, Chubu University, Thermo-hydrodynamic analysis and cable design for 10 km to 100 km superconducting DC power transmission line using Ishikari experimental data and their perspective



Close: September 25, 2018



The forum, jointly organized by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and the University of Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD), the Processes, Materials and Solar Energy (PROMES-CNRS) laboratory will give the opportunity to researchers, university lecturers, and industrial engineers to investigate social issues and technological challenges related to the large-scale deployment of solar technologies such as solar thermal, solar photovoltaics, concentrator photovoltaics, and concentrated solar power. Not only appealing to scientists committed to solar energy, but also to a large audience by promoting scientific popularization, the forum will aim to establish a holistic view of the industrial sector, particularly in France and Japan. First and foremost, it will address the main scientific and technical bottlenecks to overcome in order to support this sector, as well as performance-enhancing levers, to ultimately favor the deployment of such technologies and reduce their cost.

Among other things, the forum will focus on technological advances in photovoltaic conversion and solar to hydrogen conversion. Furthermore, energy vectors from solar concentrated solar energy, solar resource assessment and forecasting, and penetration of distributed generation into the power system, especially solar photovoltaics, will be addressed. Finally, new valuation and storage methods for solar energy will be presented, thermochemical processes and solar advanced oxidation processes for water treatment to name a few.



Organizing Institutions



France-side: Stéphane Grieu (UPVD, PROMES-CNRS, France)

Japan-side:  Masakazu Sugiyama (The University of Tokyo, Japan)



Local Organizing Committee

Prof. Stéphane Grieu, UPVD, PROMES-CNRS

Prof. Didier Aussel, UPVD, PROMES-CNRS

Ass. Prof. Julien Eynard, UPVD, PROMES-CNRS

Ass. Prof. Stéphane Thil, UPVD, PROMES-CNRS

Nouha Dkhili, PhD student, UPVD, PROMES-CNRS

Julien Nou, postdoctoral fellow, PROMES-CNRS



Close: September 25, 2018

Themis Solar Tower Power Plant in Targassonne (PROMES-CNRS).



Access to UPVD campus



1.  From Perpignan-Rivesaltes airport:

Bus line n°7 stop “Aéroport”, direction “Cabestany” ® Stop “Roussillonnaise” then bus line n°4, direction “Parc des Sports/Tecnosud” ® Stop “Campus”.


2.  From TGV railway station (gare TGV):

Bus line n°8 stop “Gare TGV”, direction “Flandres Dunkerque” ® Stop “Campus”.


3.  From SNCF railway station (gare SNCF):

From SNCF railway station to bus line n°4, stop “Catalogne 1” (on foot, about 10 min) ® Bus line n°4, direction “Parc des Sports/Tecnosud” ® Stop “Campus”.


The stop "Campus" of bus lines n°4, n°8, and n°18 is in front of the main entrance of UPVD ("Entrée principale" on the campus map, Av. Paul Alduy).


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