35th EU PVSEC, 24 - 28 September 2018
SQUARE - Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium

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Becquerel Institute web

Tuesday

21 June 2016
08:30 - 12:30

 

 

Acceleration of BIPV by international collaboration

jointly with the International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA PVPS) - IEA PVPS Task 15, Zuyd Applied University and the Becquerel Institute

BIPV is seen as one of the key development tracks of PV towards mass application. To facilitate this key development, a number of international collaborative initiatives are undertaken. In this interactive seminar, a number of international collaboration projects and major industrial actors will be presented, with the aim to pinpoint the next step in international needs for collaboration.

     
 

Detailed Programme

08:30 - 10:00
International collaboration on BIPV

10:00 - 10:30 Break

10:30 - 12:30
Developments in BIPV research projects, mayor industrial actors

Closing Speech
Stefan Nowak, IEA-PVPS Chairman, Net Energy

Contact for further information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

       

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Monday
20 June 2016
13:30 - 17:30

 

 

Enhancing PV Competitiveness with Energy Storage

jointly with the International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA PVPS) - IEA PVPS Task 1

Grid parity has been reached in some market segments but the real competitiveness of PV solutions has not been achieved yet everywhere. This workshop aims at redefining the concepts of competitiveness for PV solutions in the light of the last self-consumption regulations and the super-competitive tenders seen in Germany, India, the USA, the UAE or recently in Peru. In addition, the shift towards decentralized PV that several countries are attempting requires an in-depth look into the possibilities of energy storage, through batteries, but also energy storage in buildings or embedded in the grid.

     
 

Detailed Programme

13:30
Welcome Speech & the Role of the IEA PVPS Program
Stefan Nowak, IEA-PVPS Chairman
                
Session 1 – From grid parity to Competitiveness

This session will explore the questions of competitiveness of PV through its main aspects: the declining PV system prices through learning curve analysis, the evolution of LCOE in the coming years and its drivers. The question of competitiveness will be approached through regulatory aspects, technical aspects including the impact on grid costs and electricity integration aspects.

15:00    Coffee-Break

15:30
Key note:  
On the role of solar PV and storage for achieving net zero emissions - Christian Breyer – LUT

Session 2 – Enhanced Competitiveness with Storage Options

This session will explore how storage can support PV development. The experience from short-term distributed storage in Germany will be detailed. The options for energy storage in the buildings or electric vehicles will be assessed while the question of embedding storage inside the grid to support PV development will be questioned. At the end the question of storage technologies and competitiveness will be discussed.

17:00
Closing Speech
Stefan Nowak, IEA-PVPS Chairman, Net Energy, Switzerland

Moderators: Gaëtan Masson and Johan Lindahl, IEA PVPS Task 1

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Irena


Wednesday
22 June 2016
08:30 - 12:30

 

 

Solar PV: Changing our energy system

jointly with IRENA – International Renewable Energy Agency

Solar PV has become a key energy technology. Continuous innovation and deployment have seen deployment levels grow from 38 GW to more than 230 GW in the last five years, driven by solar PV module price declines of up to 80% between the end of 2009 and 2015. In both developed and developing countries, large-scale utility-scale solar PV systems have beaten new gas- or coal-fired power stations in terms of costs. Rooftop solar PV systems provide households with cheaper electricity than buying electricity from the grid. Innovative solutions like solar lights and solar home systems are providing cheap electricity to non-electrified regions in Africa and Asia

Solar PV is truly changing our energy system. However, with this transformation comes new challenges that need to be addressed if the rapid growth in solar PV is continue. How do we ensure that solar PV becomes the preferred power source to satisfy future electricity demand? Solar PV has the potential (1550 GW by 2030 in the latest IRENA vision), but it is by no means a certainty and for its potential to be fully realized policy makers, regulators and investors need to set and operate in the right business, legal and regulatory environment.

Part of the solution must also be continued rapid technology progress and innovation, both learning-by-doing for monocrystalline and polycrystalline cell production and performance, as well as new technologies and materials based on fundamental R&D efforts. Systems integration and sector coupling creates new technology challenges such as the need for greater system flexibility, while electricity storage will become important early for islands and other small isolated networks and could be important in the longer term for large integrated networks as well. This will be happening against a backdrop where localised electricity production by solar PV systems will likely be cheaper than electricity from centralised power stations further away, pushing today’s utility model to its limit.

IRENA has undertaken analysis to provide a solid and compelling outlook for solar PV, and inform policy makers and the general audience of the transformative power provided by solar PV, as well as many of the many technology innovations needed. The scope of analysis is global, but is centered on two questions:

  • What are the opportunities and challenges for solar PV in electricity systems with stagnating versus expanding electricity needs?
  • What will the importance be of distributed versus centralised solar PV systems within these different constituencies?

Join the IRENA / EU PVSEC Parallel Event to hear about recent research and work by IRENA and others into the issues facing the continued accelerated installation of solar PV, with a focus on:

  • The evolution of Solar PV in growing and stagnating electricity markets
  • Recent and future trends in innovation for solar PV and the enabling technologies for high shares of variable renewables
  • The right enabling policies to support solar PV, the transition to a sustainable energy sector, as well as the regulatory and market changes required
     
 

Detailed Programme

08:30 - 08:45
Welcome and Introduction

  • Dolf Gielen, Director of IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre (IITC), IRENA

08:45 - 09:30
Solar PV: A tale of two markets
Opportunities and challenges for solar PV in electricity systems with stagnating versus expanding electricity needs, the importance be of distributed versus centralised solar PV systems.

  • Solar PV market expert
    Gaëtan Masson, Founder & Director, Becquerel Institute
  • Renewable energy policy expert
    Henning Wuester, Director of Knowledge, policy and finance, IRENA

09:30 - 09:50 Coffee Break

09:50 - 11:30
Innovation has delivered: Solar PV competiveness has arrived
Solar PV is one of the most innovative renewable power generation technologies. Continuous investment in R&D, commercialisation of new materials and manufacturing processes has delivered real cost reductions. Hear about the state of today’s technology and the potential for the future.

Facilitating policy and infrastructure:  
Solar PV faces challenges in continuing its growth as renewables continue to challenge the incumbent’s entrenched positions. Support policies need to recognise the changing nature of the challenge facing growth in variable renewables and adapt more rapidly, while at the same time taking a holistic approach to the electricity system and market frameworks? What needs to be done, by whom?


11:30 - 12:00
Panel Discussion and Q & A time
How to prepare for the future?
How can the expectations and challenges facing solar PV in existing and new markets be addressed by policy makers, regulators and industry? Where does the responsibility lie to push forward a more integrated policy and market framework for the integration of variable renewables? Are there prerequisites for success (e.g. market reform) and the sequence of policy implementation? Are the lessons that have been learned from front-runners in PV deployment transferable to new markets? Join our panellists to discuss these topics.

Moderation by
Michael Taylor, Senior Analyst, IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre, IRENA

Panellists: All speakers

 

       

 

Michael Taylor, Senior Analyst, IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre, IRENA

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Thursday
23 June 2016
08:30 - 18:00

 

 

7th International Workshop on CIGS Solar Cell Technology (IW-CIGSTech 7)

jointly organized by Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH (HZB) and Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW)

IW-CIGSTech 7 will be an international workshop focusing on CIGS solar cell technology, combining scientific and technological aspects with their industrial applications. The workshop will consist of invited talks, discussions and poster presentations. The organizers would be  delighted to welcome you in Munich for a day of lively discussions of CIGS technology topics. Further details will be published soon.

THE LOW COST HIGH EFFICIENCY PHOTOVOLTAICS TECHNOLOGY

Photovoltaics (PV) today are dominated by crystalline silicon (c-Si) technology. Among alternative, thin-film technologies, CIGS is the most advanced and the most efficient. The PV modules with CIGS (Cu(In,Ga)(Se,S)2 ) absorbers are very effective in converting light directly into electricity. They are very well positioned in the field of PV technologies with present record efficiencies for small cells of 22.3 % and for production size modules of 16.5 %.

The recent progress at the cell level paves the way for progress at the mini module level (currently 18.7%, aiming at > 21%) and towards total area module efficiencies of 18%. The latter is expected to be realized in the near future through transfer and adaptation of laboratory technology. Low cost CIGS PV modules can provide electricity below € 0.05 / kWh (LCOE) and contribute to CO2 reduction in a significant manner.

20 poster presentations will be accepted for the workshop. Please send your suggestions including name, affiliation and title by 6th June at the latest to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

     
 

Detailed Programme

INTRODUCTION and OVERVIEW

8:30
Welcome
Prof. Dr. Rutger Schlatmann, HZB (DE)
Prof. Dr. Michael Powalla, ZSW (DE)

8:40
Role of CIGS in future PV - The CIGS white paper
Prof. Dr. Ayodhya, N. Tiwari, EMPA (CH)

9:00
ETIP PV views on trends and challenges for CIGS technology
Prof. Dr. Marko Topič, University of Ljubljana (SVN)

9:20
Discussion

9:30 Coffee Break

PRODUCTION of CIGS MODULES

9:50
Recent research progress of high-efficiency CIGS solar cell in Solar Frontier
Dr. Takuya Kato, Solar Frontier (JPN)

10:10
Exploring Innovative Processes and Materials for High-Efficiency CIGS Module
Dr. Robert Lechner, Avancis GmbH (DE)

10:30
Stion Update: Delivering "Simply Better" Cost and Performance
Alex M. Schwarz, Stion Corp. (USA)

RESEARCH on CIGS MODULES

10:50
Recent Progress in R&D at Solibro Research
Dr. Olle Lundberg, Solibro Research AB (SE)

11:10
Atmospheric Pressure In-Line RTP for CIGS
Dr. Sebastian Schmidt, HZB (DE)

11:30
Discussion and Poster Presentations

12:10 Lunch Break / Poster Presentations

FLEXIBLE CIGS MODULES

13:30
Commercial flexible CIGS technology
Dr. Urs Schoop, Global Solar Energy (USA)

13:50
MiaSolé [Company contribution]
Atiye Bayman Ph.D., Miasolé Hi-Tech (USA)

CIGS EQUIPMENT SUPPLIERS

14:10
Manz CIGSfab: Current Status and Outlook
Dr. Kay Orgassa, Manz CIGS Technology GmbH (DE)

14:30
Equipment to enable GW-scale Production of Highly Efficient CIGS Modules
Dirk Beisenherz / Stefan Zorn, Singulus Technologies AG (DE)

14:50 Discussion

15:00 Coffee Break

FUTURE PERSPECTIVES & RESEARCH I

15:15
The prospect and current status of CIGS thin-film solar cells in China
Prof. Yun Sun, Institute of Photo- Electronic Thin Film Device and Technology, Nankai University (CHN)

15:45
Innovative Approaches for CIGS solar cells
Prof. Dr. Daniel Lincot, IRDEP/IVPF (F)

16:05
Overview of R&D on CIGS solar cells in Japan / The NEDO CIGS consortium
Dr. Shigeru Niki, AIST (JPN)

16:25
Roadmap CIGS towards 25% efficiency
Dr. Stefan Paetel, ZSW (DE)

16:45 Coffee Break

FUTURE PERSPECTIVES & RESEARCH II

17:00
Interface Characterization to aid in the Development of alternative Buffer Layers
Prof. Dr. Clemens Heske, KIT (DE)

17:20
CIGS-based Tandem Solar Cells
Dr. Stephan Bücheler, EMPA (CH)

17:40
Summary – Outlook – Good-bye
Workshop Committee

18:00 ff: Joint relocation to dinner event by public transport


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Irena


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Tuesday
21 June 2016
13:30 - 17:45

 

 

PV End-of-Life Management: Challenges and Opportunities

jointly with IRENA – International Renewable Energy Agency and the International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA PVPS) - IEA PVPS Task 12
     
 

Detailed Programme

13:30 - 13:40
Welcome Remarks
Stephanie Weckend, Programme Officer, KPFC, IRENA
Andreas Wade, Vice-Chair Strategy Committee SolarPower Europe / Deputy Operating Agent IEA-PVPS Task 12

13:40 - 14:00
Official Launch of the IRENA IEA PVPS Task 12 Report “End-of-Life Management: Solar Photovoltaic Panels”

14.00 - 14:30
Main findings of the Report – Waste projections, Panel compositions, Waste classification (25 min presentation, 5 min Q&A)

  • Dr. Karsten Wambach (bifa)
  • Andreas Wade (IEA-PVPS Task 12)

14:30 - 15:00
Panel Discussion – Country/Regional Approaches to PV Waste Management – Examples from the Report
Moderator: Stephanie Weckend (15 min presentation, 15 min Q&A at the end)

  • EU (Alexandre Roesch, SolarPower Europe, Belgium)
  • Japan (Keiichi Komoto, Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Japan)
  • US (Prof. Vasilis Fthenakis, Brookhaven National Laboratories, USA)
  • Germany (representative from the BMU – tbc)

15:00 - 15:15 Coffee Break

15:45 - 16:45
Panel Discussion – Emerging Opportunities for the Private Sector
Moderator: Andreas Wade (10 min presentation, 20 min Q&A at the end)

16:45 - 17:00    Coffee Break

17:00 - 17:30
Panel Discussion – Emerging Opportunities for the Private Sector

17:30 - 17:45    Closing Remarks

 

 

 

 

 

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 Becquerel Institute web

Wednesday
22 June 2016
13:30 - 17:45

 

 

PV Production, Quality, and Innovation Forum 2016

jointly produced by SOLARUNITED and the Becquerel Institute

PV Production, Quality and Innovation Forum will be led by top-level managers, chief developing engineers of SOLARUNITED member companies and further industry experts from manufacturers and suppliers of PV production equipment and related raw materials. In three dedicated sessions the latest status and outlook on changing dynamics, processes, and production technology steps in the PV manufacturing supply chain will be presented.

     
 

Detailed Programme

Market Session

13:30 - 13:40
Welcome and Introduction – Bryan Ekus, Director, SOLARUNITED

13:40 - 14:10
PV Trends & Market Overview by – Gaëtan Masson, Director, Becquerel Institute

Technology & Innovation

14:10 - 15:00
Panel Session – Technology development: will heterojunction revolutionize the industry?
A moderated panel session that will debate the possible market emergence of Multi-junction (MJ) technology, as to how likely, and when it will disrupt the convention c-Si marketplace? This panel of leading PV manufacturers will also discuss what the PV market looks like today; where they see the technology going tomorrow; the pitfalls and obstacles in future manufacturing; and how ML technologies will impact the conventional c-Si energy market.

Session Moderator – Nabih Cherradi, CEO, Desert Technologies and Co-Chair of the SOLARUNITED Quality Committee

Panelist

  • Prof. Christophe Ballif, Vice President, CSEM PV-Center
  • Dr. Marco Huber, Product Manager Crystalline PV, Singulus Technologies AG
  • Dr. Christian Buchner – CEO at Schmid Technology GmbH
  • Dr. Jan M. Kroon, Senior Researcher Solar Energy, ECN Solar Energy
  • Dr. Jochen Rentsch, Head of Department “Wet Chemical and Plasma Technologies / Cell Process Transfer” Division PV Production Technology and Quality Assurance , Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE)
  • Benjamin Strahm, R&D Manager Meyer Burger Research AG, Hauterive (NE)– Meyer Burger
  • Wim C. Sinke – Manager Program Development, ECN Solar Energy & Vice Chair, PV Technology Platform

15:00 - 15:15   Coffee Break

Quality Session

15:15 - 16:00
Panel Session – The Quality Challenge: how to collect reliable and accurate standardized data from the field?

Two moderated panel sessions that will scrutinize the aspect of the Quality Challenge, which is how to collect reliable and accurate standardized data from the field? This panel of principal experts will share their insights as to the magnitude of module failures, and analyze methods of how to counteract future reliability glitches in the field, while ensuring a proper communication between the downstream and upstream parts of the PV value chain.

Session Introduction by: Laura Azpilicueta, Sr. VP – Global Sales & Business Development at EVASA and Chairwomen of the SOLARUNITED Quality Committee & Ulrike Jahn, TÜV Rheinland Energie und Umwelt GmbH

16:00 - 16:45
Quality Session Part A
Viewpoints from testing labs, material providers, and industry trade associations

Session Moderator – Laura Azpilicueta, Sr. VP – Global Sales & Business Development at EVASA and Chairwomen of the SOLARUNITED Quality Committee

Panelist

  • Ioannis-Thomas Theologitis, Senior Advisor, Solar Power Europe
  • Dr. Stefan Padlewski, Marketing Manager, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions
  • Ulrike Jahn, TÜV Rheinland Energie und Umwelt GmbH
  • Roland Roesch, Senior Program Officer, IRENA – International Renewable Energy Agency
  • Chris O’Brien, Alternative Energy Fellow, Flex Energy Solutions

16:45 - 17:30
Quality Session Part B

Viewpoints from banking, finance, O&M, and insurance underwriters

Session Moderator – Gaëtan Masson, Director, Becquerel Institute

Panelist

  • Matthias Graf von Armansperg, Partner, Accelios Solar
  • Thomas Schätz, Project Manager, AdlerSolar
  • David Moser, Group leader. Institute for Renewable Energy
  • Michael Schrempp, Head of Green Tech Solutions, Munich Re
  • Pranav R. Mehta, Chairman, National Solar Energy Federation of India

17:30 - 17:45
Meeting summaries and open discussions with all participants

Moderated by: Jo-Anne Duff, Head of Event Content, Solar Media Limited

17:45
Meeting ends

 

MORE INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT WWW.SOLAR-UNITED.ORG

We reserve the right to make changes without prior notice

 

       

 

 

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Parallel Events

In addition to the Conference Programme, the EU PVSEC Parallel Events offer a deep insight into specific topics along the most recent technology, market and business trends and address to global decision makers from industry, research, finance and politics.

       

Monday
20 June 2016

13:30 - 17:30

 

Enhancing PV Competitiveness with Energy Storage
jointly with the International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA PVPS) - IEA PVPS Task 1

Grid parity has been reached in some market segments but the real competitiveness of PV solutions has not been achieved yet everywhere. This workshop aims at redefining the concepts of competitiveness for PV solutions in the light of the last self-consumption regulations and the super-competitive tenders seen in Germany, India, the USA, the UAE or recently in Peru. In addition, the shift towards decentralized PV that several countries are attempting requires an in-depth look into the possibilities of energy storage, through batteries, but also energy storage in buildings or embedded in the grid.

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Tuesday
21 June 2016

08:30 - 12:30

 

Acceleration of BIPV by international collaboration
jointly with the International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA PVPS) - IEA PVPS Task 15, Zuyd Applied University and the Becquerel Institute

BIPV is seen as one of the key development tracks of PV towards mass application. To facilitate this key development, a number of international collaborative initiatives are undertaken. In this interactive seminar, a number of international collaboration projects and platforms will be presented, with the aim to pinpoint the next step in international needs for collaboration.

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Becquerel Institute web
       

Tuesday
21 June 2016

13:30 - 17:45

 

PV End-of-Life Management: Challenges and Opportunities
jointly with IRENA – International Renewable Energy Agency and the International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA PVPS) - IEA PVPS Task 12

  Irena

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Wednesday
22 June 2016

13:30 - 17:45

 

PV Production, Quality, and Innovation Forum
jointly produced by SOLARUNITED and the Becquerel Institute

PV Production, Quality and Innovation Forum will be led by top-level managers, chief developing engineers of SOLARUNITED member companies and further industry experts from manufacturers and suppliers of PV production equipment and related raw materials. In three dedicated sessions the latest status and outlook on changing dynamics, processes, and production technology steps in the PV manufacturing supply chain will be presented.

2 2 SOLARUNITED
Becquerel Institute web

       

Wednesday
22 June 2016

08:30 - 12:30

 

Solar PV: Changing our energy system
jointly with IRENA – International Renewable Energy Agency

Solar PV has become a key energy technology. Continuous innovation and deployment have seen deployment levels grow from 38 GW to more than 230 GW in the last five years, driven by solar PV module price declines of up to 80% between the end of 2009 and 2015. In both developed and developing countries, large-scale utility-scale solar PV systems have beaten new gas- or coal-fired power stations in terms of costs. Rooftop solar PV systems provide households with cheaper electricity than buying electricity from the grid. Innovative solutions like solar lights and solar home systems are providing cheap electricity to non-electrified regions in Africa and Asia

Solar PV is truly changing our energy system. However, with this transformation comes new challenges that need to be addressed if the rapid growth in solar PV is continue. How do we ensure that solar PV becomes the preferred power source to satisfy future electricity demand? Solar PV has the potential (1550 GW by 2030 in the latest IRENA vision), but it is by no means a certainty and for its potential to be fully realized policy makers, regulators and investors need to set and operate in the right business, legal and regulatory environment.

Part of the solution must also be continued rapid technology progress and innovation, both learning-by-doing for monocrystalline and polycrystalline cell production and performance, as well as new technologies and materials based on fundamental R&D efforts. Systems integration and sector coupling creates new technology challenges such as the need for greater system flexibility, while electricity storage will become important early for islands and other small isolated networks and could be important in the longer term for large integrated networks as well. This will be happening against a backdrop where localised electricity production by solar PV systems will likely be cheaper than electricity from centralised power stations further away, pushing today’s utility model to its limit.

IRENA has undertaken analysis to provide a solid and compelling outlook for solar PV, and inform policy makers and the general audience of the transformative power provided by solar PV, as well as many of the many technology innovations needed. The scope of analysis is global, but is centered on two questions:

  • What are the opportunities and challenges for solar PV in electricity systems with stagnating versus expanding electricity needs?
  • What will the importance be of distributed versus centralised solar PV systems within these different constituencies?

Join the IRENA / EU PVSEC Parallel Event to hear about recent research and work by IRENA and others into the issues facing the continued accelerated installation of solar PV, with a focus on:

  • The evolution of Solar PV in growing and stagnating electricity markets
  • Recent and future trends in innovation for solar PV and the enabling technologies for high shares of variable renewables
  • The right enabling policies to support solar PV, the transition to a sustainable energy sector, as well as the regulatory and market changes required

Irena

       

Wednesday
22 June 2016

13:30 - 18:30

 

PHOTOVOLTAICS | FORMS | LANDSCAPES Beauty and power of designed Photovoltaics
jointly with EC-JRC, ENEA and ETA-Florence Renewable Energies

Photovoltaics | Forms | Landscapes is a series of annual events (1st edition Hamburg, 26th EUPVSEC; 2nd edition: Frankfurt, 27th EUPVSEC; 3rd edition Paris, 28th EUPVSEC, 4th edition Amsterdam 29th EUPVSEC, 5th edition Hamburg 31st EUPVSEC) serving as a discussion framework to investigate the new phenomena associated with the rapid spread of large photovoltaic systems. It promotes reflection on the implications for our way of living and on what new issues of design could arise. This is done on all scales: from modules, to buildings, to cities, to landscapes.

The organisers are sorry to announce that the event has been cancelled.
Photovoltaics | Forms | Landscapes will be back for next year’s edition.

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Thursday
23 June 2016

08:30 - 18:00

 

7th International Workshop on CIGS Solar Cell Technology (IW-CIGSTech 7)
jointly organized by Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH (HZB) and Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW)

IW-CIGSTech 7 will be an international workshop focusing on CIGS solar cell technology, combining scientific and technological aspects with their industrial applications. The workshop will consist of invited talks, discussions and poster presentations. The organizers would be  delighted to welcome you in Munich for a day of lively discussions of CIGS technology topics. Further details will be published soon.

THE LOW COST HIGH EFFICIENCY PHOTOVOLTAICS TECHNOLOGY

Photovoltaics (PV) today are dominated by crystalline silicon (c-Si) technology. Among alternative, thin-film technologies, CIGS is the most advanced and the most efficient. The PV modules with CIGS (Cu(In,Ga)(Se,S)2 ) absorbers are very effective in converting light directly into electricity. They are very well positioned in the field of PV technologies with present record efficiencies for small cells of 22.3 % and for production size modules of 16.5 %.

The recent progress at the cell level paves the way for progress at the mini module level (currently 18.7%, aiming at > 21%) and towards total area module efficiencies of 18%. The latter is expected to be realized in the near future through transfer and adaptation of laboratory technology. Low cost CIGS PV modules can provide electricity below € 0.05 / kWh (LCOE) and contribute to CO2 reduction in a significant manner.

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Coordination of the Technical Programme

1 0 EC JRC

 

Institutional PV Industry Cooperation

2 1 SolarPowerEurope     2 2 SOLARUNITED

Institutional Support

1 1 EC

1 2 UNESCO

1 3 WCRE

 Supporting Organisations

  • 3 1 ESA
  • 3 2 EREF
  • 3 3 EUFORES
  • 3 4 REN21
  • 3 5 IEA PVPS
  • 3 6 EUPVTP
  • 3 7 0 TKI
  • 3 7 EUREC
  • 3 8 ARE

 

Supporting Associations

  • 4 1 AIE
  • 4 2 CABA
  • 4 3 EPIC
  • 4 4 SASIA
  • 4 5 AREA
  • 4 6 GENSED
  • 4 7 MPIA

 

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