The Becquerl Institute is a research and advisory company based in Brussels, Belgium and operating globally. It provides services in the field of renewable energies, particularly solar photovoltaics. Its partners and customers include private companies as well as public and institutional organisations. Its advisory excellence is achieved by combining a recognised high-quality internal know-how with a global network of PV experts. Becquerel Institute has worked so far with renewed international companies such as ArcelorMittal, EDF, POSCO, Total, BayWa r.e., Wartsila, VectorCuatro, among others. Its services have been requested by organisations, both public and private, in France, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Korea, Japan, Costa Rica and more.
The Becquerel Institute provides expert advice on PV with a particular focus in the fields of PV markets, PV industry analysis, PV competitiveness within the electricity markets, policy analysis, business modelling, financial instruments, BIPV, Grid integration, e-mobility. It possesses a strong national network in Belgium and France. It also has strong ties with national PV associations in almost all European countries, APVIA in Asia, SolarUnited at the global level, SolarPower Europe in Europe, and others. The Becquerel Institute is a founding member of the European Solar Manufacturing Council.
Becquerel Institute conducts research on the merit order effect and its consequences, studies future costs and prices development of PV systems and its components, analyses the impact of technological improvements on PV competitiveness and researches the impact of industry innovations. This is done for example as part of the contribution to CHEETAH, SUPERPV and BIPVBOOST projects, but also for private customers such as the top-end consultancy firm AT Kearney acting for actors in the PV industry. The Becquerel Institute is also actively working towards the improvement of the integration of PV systems into the grid in the SERENDI-PV project, evaluating the impact of European and national funding in PV IMPACT, developing clean mobility strategies as part of consultancy missions. Within the ETIP-PV, its research on LCOE developments and PV competitiveness is considered as the state-of-the-art reference in Europe.
Becquerel Institute will be involved in WP6-NA3, where it will be in charge of preparing 4 reports, among others on market potential of perovskites and the economic viability of infrastructures.