The Institut Photovoltaïque d’Île-de-France (IPVF) aims to become one of the world’s leading research, innovation and training centres in the field of photovoltaic solar energy by federating globally-acknowledged academic research teams and industrial groups leaders in the photovoltaic sector.
IPVF intends to enhance the performances and competitiveness of photovoltaic cells and to develop new breakthrough technologies by focusing on three drivers:
IPVF is supported by the French State within the “Investissements d’Avenir” (Investments for the Future) programme. Its regulatory authority is the French Secrétariat Général Pour l’Investissement (SGPI) (General Secretariat for Investment) which is one of the Prime Minister’s Departments.
IPVF was granted the status of Institut pour la Transition énergétique (ITE) (Institute for Energy Transition) by the SGPI.
Under this umbrella, it benefits from financial support from the Programme d’Investissement d’Avenir (PIA) (Investment for the Future Programme) headed by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) (National Research Agency), in the form of a €18.5M grant over the first six years of its existence.