Becquerel Institute

Empowering Companies to Embrace the Solar PV-driven Energy Revolution

Applied Research

We research how to enhance the role of solar PV in the energy transition: this spans through policies, economics, technology for PV, BIPV, storage, electric mobility, smart buildings and more.

 Operational Advisory Services

We provide strategic advice to actors of the PV and energy sectors on PV Markets, Competitiveness, Industry and Technology. We support EPC and developers in their PV implementation activities.

Support the PV Ecosystem

We support National, European and International organisations by providing intelligence, support for influence and excellence in communication

BIPV Status Report 2020 is now available !

SUPSI and the Becquerel Institute are pleased to announce that the “BIPV Status Report 2020” is now online ! The BIPV Status Report 2020 has been developed by SUPSI and Becquerel[…]

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Becquerel Institute starts a new European Project

SERENDI-PV  The growth of Europe’s solar photovoltaic (PV) sector has been robust thanks to dramatic reductions in the generation costs of electricity. It is important to extend the lifetime and[…]

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Solarize Africa Market Report 2020

This second report in the “Solarize Africa” series investigates recent developments and future trends on the African continent and in 16 African national PV markets. This year’s report also focusses[…]

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Who are we?

We are a privately-owned Belgian company founded in 2014 providing a hybrid service of high-quality consultancy and non-for-profit research focused on the role of solar PV in the energy revolution. This spans through neighbouring sectors such as the building and transport sectors, including storage, green hydrogen and more. Our team of researchers and consultants has a wide experience in the PV sector, completed by partners and external consultants. Together, we empower companies and organisations to embrace the energy transition.
Becquerel Institute provides research, strategic advisory services and due diligence to private companies as well as to public and institutional organisations in the field of renewable energies, and Photovoltaic (PV) electricity in particular. It provides advisory excellence by combining a recognised high quality internal expertise with a global network of PV experts around the globe.

Our Customers & Partners

Since its inception in 2014, Becquerel Institute supported companies in Europe, America, Asia, the Middle-East and Africa. We provide intelligence to electric utilities, energy majors, PV production companies, developers, consulting companies, governmental organisations, trade bodies, international organisations and more.
Our research partners are active in key European and African countries. Our network of experts and information providers covers a large part of the world, with a focus on established and promissing solar PV markets.
Until now, Becquerel Institute has proudly served its customers, delivering the expected information and providing quality information.
We are proud of a 100% succesful track record with our customers.

Our Vision

Fostering the Energy Revolution Towards a Solar-powered Sustainable Society

Solar PV offers a unique opportunity to transform the world in which we live: constant cost reductions and technology improvement have brought PV on the brink of absolute competitiveness. We work towards reducing costs and barriers for PV development and ensure PV electricity will drive the energy revolution in buildings, transports and industrial processes. We believe in a societal change where renewable energy could levelize inequalities, improve the quality of life of billions and ensure a sustainable living for future generations. 
Becquerel institute has been created to support companies and organisations to better embrace the energy revolution, by understanding better the advantages of PV development. We also support governments and organisations to accelerate the adoption of renewables.

Our mission consists in paving the way for a 100% sustainable energy future, in Europe and globally.

Our Values

Excellence

Satisfaction of our clients is our best advertisement. We guarantee our customers the highest quality work and a total committment to the achievement of the defined objectives.

Innovation

We strongly believe that the energy revolution needs innovation, but not only on technical aspects: we must give a chance to new business practices and to pioneer minds.

Sustainability 

We are paving the way to a solar-led energy revolution which will be the cornerstone of the change towards a sustainable and equitable society.

Integrity

We only select projects that are coherent with our vision and values. We guarantee a total independecy  in order to avoid any conflict of interest.

Our Team

If you want to contact our team by mail : FirstLetterOfSurname.name@becquerelinstitute.eu

Gaëtan Masson

Founder and Managing Director

Monica Aleman

Head of Research & Innovation

Gregory Neubourg

Head of Operations

Deborah Parmentier

Office Manager

Philippe Macé

Head of Business Intelligence

Alice Detollenaere

Senior Project Manager

July Van Wetter

Senior Business Analyst

Elina Bosch

Business Analyst

Adrien Van Rechem

Intern

A bit of History 

Becquerel Institute was founded in 2014 and is named after Mr. Edmond Alexandre Becquerel.
In 1839, Becquerel created the world’s first photovoltaic cell. In this experiment, silver chloride was placed in an acidic solution and illuminated while connected to platinum electrodes, generating voltage and current. Today the “Becquerel Effect” is better known as the “photovoltaic effect”.
Exactly 200 years later, PV covers more than 3% of the world electricity demand, a number expected to rise faster in the coming years and decades.

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