WIP Renewable Energies (short for WIRTSCHAFT UND INFRASTRUKTUR GMBH & CO PLANUNGS KG) is a private company founded in 1968. The multi-disciplinary, international staff team of WIP involves more than 30 employees. WIP has been active in the fields of renewable energy technologies (solar, PV, wind, biomass hydro) for over four decades, providing a range of technical expertise and non-technical services to both industrial and public sector clients at the international level. WIP’s mission is to bridge the gap between research and implementation of renewable energy systems. It has a long record of performing outstanding activities in close cooperation with the European Commission, national entities and international organisations. WIP’s key business is the organisation of small- to large-scale international renewable energy events, as well as the management of international research, demonstration and market support projects for renewable energies. WIP offers project development, project management, technical supervision and realisation of projects, which involve the co-ordination of international consortia. For more than 20 years, WIP has been the organizer of the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PV SEC;, the world’s largest annual event dedicated to PV research, technologies and industries. WIP is also co-organizer of the annual series of the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EU BC&E;

WIP is member of the European Biomass, Photovoltaic and Wind Energy Associations, EUBIA, EPIA and EWEA, as well as founding member of EUREC, the European Association of Renewable Energy Research Centres. It is furthermore member of the European Technology and Innovation Platforms (ETIP): on Renewable Heating & Cooling (RHC-ETIP), on Bioenergy (ETIP Bioenergy), on Photovoltaics (ETIP PV), on Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIP SNET) and also of the DHC+ Technology Platform on district heating and cooling.