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A Word from the Chair

As Chair of the PVSAT Conference Committee, it is my duty to inform you that the Committee has taken the unanimous decision to postpone PVSAT-16 until 2021. The global COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all and we initially decided to postpone the conference from April 2020 until September 2020 with the hope that the levels of infection in the community would be low enough to enable us to run the conference safely. However, although, as a country we are gradually releasing lockdown, life is still far from being back to normal. Risks of contracting the coronavirus are still at levels where significant care has to be taken and although businesses are re-opening, they are maintaining social distancing and rigorous cleaning routines. The committee felt that should the conference go ahead in September 2020, then conference numbers would be significantly reduced as delegates will be continuing to reduce all but essential travel and we would expect to be only able to offer limited delegate numbers to maintain social distancing. As a result, we are postponing the conference until early 2021 with the hope that life will be closer to normal then and we can run a successful, well attended conference. 

If you are registered for the PVSAT-16 conference as a delegate, speaker or exhibitor etc. then you will be contacted by our Secretariat to discuss options. We are looking at the potential of offering a short, free to attend, webinar series in the meantime and will keep you informed of how this progresses. 

May I please thank you for your support of PVSAT and your understanding under these uncertain times. 

Dr. Alex Cole, PVSAT-16 Conference Chair