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

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Monday, 24 September 2018, 08:30 – 12:45   -   Free Admission to the Monday Opening

  • Scientific Opening / Plenary Session
  • Opening Addresses
  • Moderated Opening Panel
  • Becquerel Prize Award
  • EU Industrial Leaders Round Table: EU PVSEC 14:15 - 15:35

08:30 - 10:00 Scientific Opening / Plenary Session 1AP.1

Short Introduction and Scientific Opening of the Conference
Piotr Szymanski, European Commission Joint Research Centre, Director of Energy, Transport and Climate
'Research priorities of the European Commission, the JRC in particular, in photovoltaics that are contributing to an emerging low carbon society'

1AP.1 Fundamental approaches for high efficiency photovoltaics

Nicholas Ekins-Daukes (UNSW Australia, Australia)
Erwin Kessels (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)

Hybrid III-V/SiGe Solar Cells Grown on Si Substrates through Aggressive Buffer Layers
P. Caño Fernández - UPM; H. Nguyen - IQE; A. Morgan - IQE; L. Cifuentes - UPM; A.D. Johnson - IQE; I. Rey-Stolle – UPM

High-Efficiency Monolithic Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells
F. Sahli - EPFL; J. Werner - EPFL; B.A. Kamino - CSEM; M. Bräunigner - EPFL;
R. Monnard - EPFL; B. Paviet-Salomon - CSEM; L. Barraud - CSEM; L. Ding - CSEM; J.J. Diaz Leon - CSEM; D. Sacchetto - CSEM; G.Cattaneo - CSEM; A. Walter - CSEM; S.-J. Moon - CSEM; T.-J. Yang - EPFL; P. Fiala - EPFL; F. Fu - EPFL;
M. Boccard - EPFL; M. Despeisse - CSEM; B. Niesen - CSEM; S. Nicolay - CSEM;
Q. Jeangros - EPFL; C.Ballif – EPFL

Electronic Ratchets as Necessary Stepping Stones for New PV Concepts
A. Delamarre - University of Tokyo; D. Suchet - LPICM; N. Cavassilas - IM2NP - CNRS; Z. Jehl Li Kao - Universityof Tokyo; Y. Okada - University of Tokyo;
M. Sugiyama - University of Tokyo; J.-F. Guillemoles – CNRS

Invited presentation - "Current overview of PV technologies and PV technology visions for the future".
Scientia Professor Martin A. Green, Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics,
School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, Tyree Energy Technologies Building, University of New South Wales

These are the first presentations of the 5 days Conference. About 1,000 contributions to the Conference will be featured during this week.

10:00 Opening Addresses

  • Pierre Verlinden, EU PVSEC Conference General Chairman
    Director at Amrock Pty Ltd, Visiting Professor at Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China
  • Dominique Ristori, European Commission Director General DG Energy
  • Bart Tommelein, Vice-Minister-President of the Government of Flanders, Flemish Minister for Budget, Finance and Energy
  • Youssouf Bady, Cabinet of Céline Fremault, Energy Minister of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region
  • Christian Westermeier, President, SolarPower Europe and VP Sales and Marketing, Wacker Chemie

11:00 Moderated Panel Discussion

Topic: “PV Growth Prospects in Europe – What Role in a Terawatt-level PV World?”
The year 2018 brought a number of important changes that may have important impacts on European PV markets, including the approval of more ambitious EU renewable targets for 2030, record-low PV auction prices around the world, as well as changes in China’s policies and trade conditions in key markets affecting global supply-demand market dynamics. Will these factors trigger a rebound of PV additions in Europe in the coming years? What are the conditions for this to happen? What countries and sectors will lead growth? What are the implications for the European industry and its role in global PV markets? All these questions will be debated by representatives of European institutions, countries and industry stakeholders in the opening day of EUPVSEC 2018.


  • Paolo Frankl, Head of Renewable Energy Division, IEA - International Energy Agency, France - Moderator
  • Paula Abreu Marques European Commission Head of Unit for “Renewables and CCS Policy” DG ENERGY
  • Christian Westermeier, President, SolarPower Europe and VP Sales and Marketing, Wacker Chemie
  • Jan Rappe, CEO Engie Solar, France
  • Arnaud Chaperon, VP Public Affairs, TOTAL
  • Jehan Decrop, EDORA - Union of Renewable Energy Producers in Wallonia

12:15 – 12:45 Becquerel Prize Ceremony

 14:15 – 15:35 EU Industrial Leaders Round Table: EU PVSEC

3E nv/sa ● 3Sun s.r.l. ● 3TIER R&D India Private Ltd ● 4WWWWIE ● A*STAR Agency For Science, Technology And Research ● Aalborg CSP ● Aalto University ● Aalto University - School of Electrical Engineering ● AAU - Aalborg University ● Abdelmalek Essaadi University ● Abfallwirtschaft Lahn-Dill ● Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan ● Access e.V. ● Acciona ● ADEME ● ADPV (Ningbo) Limited ● ADPV LIMITED ● Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) ● Advanced Light Source (ALS) ● Adviesbureau Comuth ● Aerial PV Inspection GmbH ● Agencia Insular de Energia de Tenerife ● Agfa Gevaert NV ● Agricultural Research Organization ● Airbus DS ● AIST - National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology ● AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH ● Aix Marseille University ● AIXTRON AG ● Al Akhawayn University ● Al-Balqa Applied University ● Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg / FMF Fakultät für Physik ● ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH ● Aligarh Muslim University ● Alioune DIOP University ● ALITEC SRL ● Alpha Assembly Solutions ● Alpha PV Solar Technologies ● AlzChem AG ● Ambiente Italia ● Anhalt University of Applied Sciences ● ANU - The Australian National University ● APERe asbl Association pour la promotion des energies renouvelables ● APESF - Associação Portuguesa de Empresas do Solar Fotovoltaico ● APIS Apulia Intelligent Systems ● Apollon Solar ● Applied Research Institute for Prospective Technologies ● Arak University ● ARaymond France ● ArcelorMittal Global R&D ● ARCI International Advanced Research Center for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials ● Aristotle University of Thessaloniki ● Arizona State University ● ARMOR ● ASCR - Academy of Science of the Czech Republic ● ASIC ● Asociacion Metalurgica del Noroeste (AIMEN) ● ASSE- Aerostudi ● Atonometrics, Inc. ● AU Optronics Corporation (AUO) ● Aurinka PV Group ● Aurora Control Technologies ● Aurora Solar Technologies Inc. ● Austral University of Chile ● Australian Renewable Energy Agency ● Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) ● Avancis GmbH ● Avans Hogeschool ● Avans University Applied Sience ● Avans University of Applied Sience ● Axiom Research Labs Pvt Ltd ● Ayming Belgium ● AZUR SPACE Solar Power GmbH ● Baoding Tianwei Yingli New Energy Resources Co., Ltd. ● Bayern Innovativ - Bayerische Gesellschaft für Innovation und Wissenstransfer GmbH ● BEAR-iD ● Becar S.R.L. ● Becker & Hickl GmbH ● Becquerel Institute ● Beneq Oy ● Berenschot ●  BFH - Bern University of Applied Sciences ● bifa Umweltinstitut GmbH ● Bilkent University ● Birla Institute of Technology ● Blue Sky ● Blue21 ● BMVIT Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Innovation und Technologie ● BNW-Energy AS ● Bose Institute ● Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences ● Boukje.com Consulting BV ● BRAC University ● Brno University of Technology ● BSU - Belarusian State University ● BSW - Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft e.V. ● BUAS - Bern University of Applied Sciences ● Buhler Leybold Optics ● Bureau d'Architectes Format D2 ● Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection, M.O.E.A. ● BUT - Brno University of Technology ● C.H.O.S.E (Center for Hybrid and Organic Solar Energy) ● CADCAMation S.A. ● Cadi Ayyad University ● Caltech ● camLine Dresden GmbH ● Canadian Solar EMEA GmbH ● CAS - Chinese Academy of Sciences ● Case Western Reserve University ● CEA / INES ● CENER - National Renewable Energy Centre ● CENIMAT ● CENIMAT/I3N ● Center for Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern) ● Center for Physical Sciences and Technology ● Center for Solar Energy Research and Applications (GUNAM) ● Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry ● Central Scientific Instruments Organization ● Centre Algérien de Développement des Technologies Avancées (CDTA) ● Centre de Recherche en Technologie des Semi-conducteurs pour l’Energétique (CRTSE) ● Centre de Recherche sur les Ions, les Matériaux et la Photonique ● Centre for Development of Advanced Computing ● Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) ● centrotherm international AG ● CESI S.p.A ● Ceské vysoké uení technické v Praze (CTU) ● CGS Colony ● Chalmers University of Technology ● Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd ● Changzhou University ● Chatim BV ● CHOSE ● Chris Werner Energy Consulting ● CIEMAT ● City of Zurich ● Cleandrone ● CleanFizz SA ● Cleantech Energy Corporation Limited ● CNNM, BSUIR, Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics ● CNR - Institute of Materials for Electronics and Magnetism (IMEM) ● CNRS ● CNRS-LGEP ● Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH ● CODDAE NGO ● College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, SUNY Polytechnic Institute ● Colorado School of Mines ● Colorado State University ● Concordia University ● Cork Institute of Technology ● Council for Scientific & Industrial Research ● Coventry University ● CPVT Wuxi Institute of Supervision and Inspection on Product Quality ● CREST Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology ● CRICURSA Cristales Curvados S.A. ● CRM Group ● Crosslux ● CRTEn - Research and Technology Centre of Energy ● Crystalsol GmbH ● CSEM - Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA ● CSIRO - The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation ● CSTB Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment ● CTCV – Centro Tecnologico da Ceramica e do Vidro PCUP ● CTR Carinthian Tech Research AG ● CTU Faculty of Electrical Engineering ● CTU in Prague ● Çukurova University ● Cycleco ● Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Physics ● Czech Technical University of Prague (CTU) ● Dalarna University ● DAV University ● De Montfort University ● Delft University of Technology ● Deloitte Ltd. ● Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism of Eastern Cape ● Design Innovation Group ● DEULA-Nienburg GmbH ● Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH ● Djillali Liabes University of Sidi Bel Abbes ● DLR-Institut für Vernetzte Energiesysteme e.V. ● Dongfang Huansheng Photovoltaic Co. , Ltd ● DSM Advanced Surface B.V. ● DSM Engineering Plastics ● DSM Innovation Center ● DTU - Technical University of Denmark ● Dubai Electricity and Water Authority ● DuPont Company ● eclareon GmbH ● ECN Part of TNO ● Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) ● EcoSolifer Modulgyártó Kft. ● EDF Energies Nouvelles ● Ekistica ● EKO Instruments Co., Ltd. ● Elkem Solar ● EMPA - Swiss Federal Laboratories For Materials Science and Technology ● Emulsionen ● ENcome Energy Performance GmbH ● Endeas Oy ● ENEA - Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economy ● ENEL Green Power SpA ● Energie AG Trading ● Energieinstitut an der JKU ● Energy research Centre of the Netherlands ● Enertis Solar S.L. ● ENGIE ● eni spa ● ENSEM - Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Electricité et de Mécanique ● Environmental Resources Management Limited ● ERM ● Ertex Solartechnik GmbH ● ESHA - European Small Hydropower Association ● Eternal Materials Co.,Ltd. ● Eternal Sun ● E-TON Solar Tech. Co.,Ltd. ● ETRI Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute ● Eurac Research ● European Commission Joint Research Centre ● European Renewable Energy Federation ● European Space Agency ● Exasun ● Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland) ● Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia - UNL | CENIMAT/i3N, CEMOP ● FAP GmbH Dresden ● Federal University of Ceará ● FEE CTU ● Ferroatlantica, S. A. ● Film Optics Ltd ● FING Federation of Industries of Northern Greece ● First Solar ● Flisom AG ● Flyby Srl ● Fortum ● Fortum Growth Oy ● FOSS Research Centre for Sustainable Energy ● Fraunhofer CSP ● Fraunhofer FEP ● Fraunhofer IISB ● Fraunhofer ISE ● Fraunhofer IST ● Fraunhofer IWES ● Fraunhofer THM ● Fresitec GmbH ● Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg ● Fronius International GmbH ● Fronius Solar Electronics ● Frontier Technology Business Research Institute Co. LTD. ● Fukushima Technical Centre ● Fukushima University ● Fundación Tecnalia Research & Innovation ● Fyzikalni ustav AV CR, v.v.i. (Institute of Physics) ● FZJ Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH ● G.M. Krzhizhanovsky Power Engineering Institute JSC ● Gallus Ferd. Rüesch AG ● Gantner Instruments ● Garbo S.r.l. ● GCL System Integration Technology Co. Ltd ● Gebr. Schmid GmbH ● GeePs ● Geodan Amsterdam ● Georgia Institute of Technology ● Gerlach New Energy Consulting ● Gifu University ● Glava Energy Center ● GP Solar GmbH ● Graz University of Technology ● greateyes GmbH ● Green Energy Institute ● GreenWatch ● GSE - Italian Agency for Energy Services ● GT Advanced Technologies ● GTC ● GTM Research ● h.a.l.m. elektronik GmbH ● Hakkers ● Hanbat National University ● Hans Frintrup GmbH ● Hanwha Q CELLS ● Hanze University ● Hasselt University ● HBKU Hamad bin Khalifa University ● HD Solar BV ● Heijmans Wegen BV ● HeliosLite SAS ● Helios-Resource ● Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH ● Helwan University - Faculty of Industrial Education ● Henkel Electronic Materials (Belgium) N.V. ● Hennecke Systems GmbH ● hepia / University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland ● Heraeus ● Hespul ● Hevel Solar LLC ● Hewlan university ● HFT Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart ● Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation ● HIUV New Material Technology Co., Ltd. ● HMRC ● Hochschule Anhalt ● Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin - University of Applied Sciences ● Hochschule Karlsruhe – Technik und Wirtschaft ● Hochschule Offenburg ● Hochschule Trier - Standort Birkenfeld ● Hochschule Ulm ● Holland Solar ● Holst Centre ● Holy Spirit University of Kaslik ● Hongik University ● Hoseo University ● HSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil ● Hubei Provincial Meteorological Service Center ● Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin ● HYUNDAI ● I.E.S. Zurbarán ● Ibn Tofail University ● ICTP International Centre for Theoretical Physics ● I-EM S.r.L. ● IEMN - U.M.R. CNRS ● IES Instituto de Energía Solar Universidad Politécnica de Madrid ● IFE Institute for Energy Technology ● IIEST Shibpur Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology ● IIT Indian Institute of Technology ● IIT Italian Institute of Technology ● IM2NP - CNRS ● Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University ● Imam Khomeini University of Iran ● imec ● IMN - CSIC - Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas ● Imperial College London ● IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca ● Incheon National University ● Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science ● Indian Institute of Science Education and Research ● Indiana State University ● Individual ● Industrial Technology Research Institute ● INETI ● Infosys Ltd. ● INGESEA Ingenieria y Soluciones en Energias Alternativas S. L. ● INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory ● InnoLas Systems GmbH ● InnovateUK ● INRS ● INSA Lyon ● Institude of Photoelectronic Thin Film Devices and Technology of Nankai ● Institut des Matériaux Jean-Rouxel ● Institut National des Postes et Télécommunications (INPT) ● Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) ● Institute of Biochemical Physics - Russian Academy of Sciences ● Institute of Energy Technology ● Institute of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology ● Instituto de Energía Solar ● Instituto Tecnológico y de Energías Renovables, S.A. ● International Finance Corporation ● InterPhases Solar Inc. ● Interuniversitair Micro-Elektronica Centrum (IMEC) ● Inventum Technologies B.V. ● Ioffe Institute - R&D Center for Thin-Film Technologies in Energetics ● IPHT Institut für Photonische Technologien Jena e.V. ● IPVF - Institute of Photovoltaic of Ile de France ● IQE plc. ● IRDEP Institute for Research and Development of Photovoltaic Energy ● IREC - Catalonia Institute for Energy Research ● IREQ Hydro-Québec Research Institute ● IRESEN ● ISAC Research Inc. ● ISC Konstanz ● ISFH Institut für Solarenergieforschung GmbH ● Islamic Azad University ● ISOVOLTAIC AG ● ITRI Industrial Technology Research Institute ● ITU Information and Technology University ● IZOVAC Technologies Ltd. ● Jadavpur University ● JAIST (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) ● Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology ● Jaume I University ● Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH ● Jolywood (Taizhou) Solar Technology Co., Ltd. ● Jozef Stefan Institute ● Jumo GmbH & Co KG ● Kagoshima University ● KAIST Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology ● Kameleon Solar Specials BV ● Kaneka Corporation ● Kangwon National University ● Kansai University ● Karlstad University ● Kaunas University of Technology ● KCL Korea Conformity Laboratories ● Kenergy ● KERI Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute ● Keysight Technologies Deutschland GmbH ● KFUPM King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals ● KIC InnoEnergy ● KIER Korea Institute of Energy Research ● KIIT University ● KiloWattsol ● KIMS - Korea Institute of Materials Science ● King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) ● King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals ● Kipp & Zonen B.V. ● Kirkuk Technical College ● Kisarazu College ● KIST Korea Institute of Science and Technology ● KIT Karlsruher Institut für Technologie ● KITECH Korea Institute of Industrial Technology ● KLEISS CONSULTING ● Klima- und Energiefonds ● Kobe University ● Kocaeli University ● Kochi University of Technology ● Korea Aerospace University ● Korea Conformity Laboratories ● Korea Electric Power Research Institute ● Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute ● Korea Institute of Industrial Technology ● Korea Institute of Science and Technology ● Korea University ● KU Leuven ● Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research ● Kuwait Oil Company ● Kuwait University ● Kyocera Corporation ● Kyoto University Institute for Chemical Research ● Kyushu Institute of Technology ● L’École de Technologie Supérieure ● Lancaster University ● Lappeenranta University of Technology ● LBNL ● Lehner Engineering GmbH ● Leibniz Universität Hannover ● Leidos ● Lerri Solar Technology Co.,Ltd ● LG Electronics Inc. ● Lightyear ● LIMSI ● LIXIL Corporation ● LONGi ● Loser Chemie GmbH ● LOT-QuantumDesign ● Loughborough University ● Ludwig-Maximilians-Univeristät ● Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute ● Mälardalen University ● Malaviya Solar Energy Research & Consultancy ● MARIN Offshore Department ● Masarykova univerzita ● Masdar Institute of Science and Technology ● Material Concept, Inc. ● MCAST ● Meco Equipment Engineers B.V. ● Meghnad Saha Institute of Technology ● Meiji University ● meteoblue AG ● Meteocontrol GmbH ● Meteotest ● Metro Village ● METU - Middle East Technical University ● Meyer Burger ● MIB GmbH ● Michigan Technological University ● Midsummer AB ● MINECO - Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad ● MINES ParisTech ● Ministry of Energy ● Mizuho Information & Research Institute ● MODERNIOS E-TECHNOLOGIJOS ● Mohammed V University In Rabat ● Montanuniversität Leoben ● Morehead State University ● Motech Industries Inc. ● Mugla Sıtkı Kocman Universitesi ● Multiconsult ● Municipal Water and Sanitation Company ● Murdoch University ● Nagaoka University of Technology ● Nagoya Institute of Technology ● Nagoya University ● NAIST- Nara Institute of Science and Technology ● Namics Corporation ● NaMLab gGmbH Nanoelectronic Materials Laboratory ● Namlab GmbH ● Nankai University ● NANOM MEMS srl ● Naps Solar Systems Inc. ● NASB - National Academy of Sciences of Belarus ● National Center for Energy Scienes, Nuclear Techniques - CNESTEN ● National Central University ● National Chiao Tung University ● National Institute of Geographic and Forest ● National Institute of Information and Communications Technology ● National Institute of Materials Science ● National Institute of Research and Development for Optoelectronics ● National Institute of Technology ● National Nano Device Laboratories ● National Physical Laboratory ● National Polytechnic University of Armenia ● National Renewable Energy Laboratory ● National School of Applied Sciences of Tetouan ● National Tsing Hua University ● National University of Singapore ● Naval Postgraduate School ● NCBR Narodowe Centrum Bada i Rozwoju ● NCKU National Cheng Kung University ● NCTU National Chiao Tung University ● NDHU National Dong Hwa University ● NET Nowak Energy & Technology ● Netherlands Enterprise Agency ● NETRA (NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance) ● New E Materials Co,. Ltd. ● New University of Lisbon ● Newgentechs ● NICE Solar Energy GmbH ● Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Umwelt, Energie, Bauen und Klimaschutz ● Nihon University ● Nines Photovoltaics ● NMBU - Norwegian University of Life Sciences ● NMU - Nelson Mandela University ● Nobatek ● Noritake Company Limited Co ● NorSun A/S ● Northumbria University ● Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU ● NOVA - Universidade Nova de Lisboa ● NREL - National Renewable Energy Laboratory ● NTHU National Tsing Hua University ● NTPC LTD National Thermal Power Corporation ● NTU Nanyang Technological University Singapore ● NTU National Taiwan University ● NTUA National Technical University of Athens ● Nuremberg Institute of Technology ● NUS - Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering ● NUST National University of Sciences and Technology ● Officina del Sole ● OFI, Österreichisches Forschungsinstitut für Chemie und Technik ● OJSC RPE "KVANT" ● Okmetic Oyj ● Onyx Solar Energy S.L. ● OpenExp ● Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. ● Osaka University ● Österreichisches Forschungsinstitut für Chemie und Technik ● PA Energy ● Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University ● Panjab University ● PCCL Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH ● Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University ● PI Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin AG ● Pillar Group B.V. ● Plasmetrex GmbH ● Plasus GmbH ● Politecnico di Torino ● Politehnica University of Timisoara ● Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH ● Polytec PT GmbH ● Polytechnic University of Bari ● Polytechnic University of Cartagena ● Pontificia Universidad Javeriana ● Power and Water Corporation ● Power Transmission Corporation of Uttarakhand Limited ● PPAM Solkraft AB, Corporate Research ● PROMES CNRS ● PTB Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Braunschweig ● PV Crystalox Solar GmbH ● PV Lab Germany GmbH ● PV Performance Labs ● PVA Crystal Growing Systems GmbH ● PVA TePla AG ● PVcomB Competence Centre Thin-Film- and Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics Berlin ● PVP Photovoltaik Gmbh ● PVSV e.U. ● PVsyst SA ● Qassim University ● Qatar Foundation ● Qatar University ● QEERI - Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute ● Qingdao University ● R&D Center of Thin Film Technologies in Energetics ● R&D Center TFTE ● R2M Solution ● Radboud University Nijmegen ● RAS Russian Academy of Sciences ● Rauschert GmbH ● RCT-Solutions GmbH ● Rebeat Innovation GmbH ● Rebor BV ● REC Solar Pte Ltd. ● Rehm Thermal Systems GmbH ● RENA GmbH ● RenewSys India Pvt Ltd ● Reuniwatt SAS ● Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH) ● RHP-Technology GmbH & Co.KG ● Rijkswaterstaat ● RISE Research Institute of Sweden ● Ritsumeikan University ● Riyadh College of Technology ● RPF Reserach Promotion Foundation ● RSE S.p.A. ● RTS Corporation ● Ruehl Solar GmbH ● Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg ● RWTH Aachen University ● Ryazan State Radio Engineering University (RSREU) ● Ryukoku University ● Sabic Innovative Plastics ● San José State University ● Sandia National Laboratories ● SCHMID Group, Gebr. SCHMID GmbH ● SCP SYS LLC ● SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd. ● Sebha University ● Sejong University ● SENS eRecycling ● Sensotronica Ltd ● SENTECH Instruments GmbH ● SERIS Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore ● SeV Solarenergieförderverein Bayern e.V. ● Shahid Beheshti University ● Sharif University of Technology ● Shinsung E&G ● Shinsung Solar Energy ● Shiraz University ● SIAT Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Integration Technology ● SiC Processing (Deutschland) GmbH ● Sichuan University ● SICK AG ● SiCon ● Silicio FerroSolar, S.L.U. ● Singapore University of Technology and Design ● SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG ● SINTEF AS ● Sinton Instruments ● Skolkovo Institue of Science and Technology ● Sky-Watch A/S ● SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory ● Smart Grids Platform ● Smart Minerals GmbH ● SMHI ● SM-innotech ● Software Competence Center Hagenberg GmbH ● Solar Energy Application Centre (SEAC) ● Solar Energy Innovations AS ● Solar Energy Research Center ● Solar Tester ● Solargis s.r.o. ● Solaronix SA ● Solarspar ● SolarSwing Energy ● Solartech Energy Corp. ● SolarWorld AG ● SolarWorld Industries Sachsen GmbH ● SolarWorld Innovations GmbH ● Solarzentrum Stuttgart ● Soli "Tek R&D" ● Solibro ● Soliga Energi ● Solinso ● Solliance ● Solliance Solar Research ● SoltaBond GmbH ● Soochow University ● Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT) ● Spectrafy ● SRM Sri Ramaswamy Memorial University ● SRM University ● State Research Institute for Physical Sciences and Technology ● Steuler Solar Technology AS ● Steve Ransome Consulting Limited (SRCL) ● Stichting Monitoring Zonnestroom ● STIFTELSEN SINTEF ● STORM Energy GmbH ● Suga Test Instruments Co.,Ltd. ● Sunedison Italia SRL ● Sunfloat B.V ● Sungkyunkwan University ● Sunrun ● SUPSI University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland ● Suzhou Talesun Solar Technologies Co., Ltd. ● Svensk Solenergi ● Sveucilište u Splitu ● Swami Vivekananda Seva Samity for Girls ● Swansea University ● Swedish Energy Agency ● Swiss Federal Office of Energy ● Synergia Medical ● Tainergy Tech Co., Ltd ● Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School ● Taiwan Electric Research & Testing Center ● Taiwan Solar Energy Company Corporation ● TaiyangNews ● Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation ● Talesun ● Tallinn University of Technology ● Tampere University of Technology ● TAU - Tel Aviv University ● Teamtechnik Maschinen und Anlagen GmbH ● Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen (THM) ● Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg ● Technische Universität Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt) ● Technische Universität Graz ● Technische Universität Wien ● Technological Institute for the Renewable Energies S.A. ● Technology University Eindhoven ● Tecsol ● Tekniska Verken Linköping AB ● Tempress Systems B.V. ● TERI - The Energy and Resources Institute ● TH Nuernberg ● The British University in Egypt (BUE) ● The Center for Solar Energy Research and Applications (GÜNAM) ● The South Oracle ● The University of Melbourne ● The University of Newcastle ● The University of Scranton ● The University of Shiga Prefecture ● The University of Tokyo ● Thermal Power Engineering S.L ● TKI Urban Energy ● Tlemcen University - Algeria ● TNO ● Tohoku University ● Tokyo City University ● Tomark-Worthen LLC ● TOTAL ● Toyota Technological Institute ● TPU - Tomsk Polytechnical University ● Tractebel Engineering S.A. ● Treeze Ltd. ● Trentino Rainbow Energy S.r.l. ● Trier University of Applied Sciences ● Trina Solar Co.,Ltd ● TRUMPF Hüttinger GmbH + Co. KG ● TS Visuals ● TSEC Corporation ● Tsinghua University ● TU Delft ● TU Dresden ● TU Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg ● TU Technische Universität Berlin ● TU Technische Universität Dresden ● TU/e - Technische Universiteit Eindhoven ● TUBITAK Marmara Research Center ● Turku University of Applied Sciences ● TUT - Tampere University of Technology ● TÜV Rheinland ● Tyndall National Institute ● U.S. Department of Energy ● UA - Universidad de Alicante ● UAB "Modernios E-Technologijos" ● UAEU United Arab Emirates University ● UAH - University of Alcala ● UB - University of Barcelona ● UCAD University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar ● UET Peshawar ● UFC - Federal University of Ceará ● UFPA - Universidade Federal do Pará ● UFSC Federal University of Santa Catarina ● UFU - Federal University of Uberlândia ● UGhent Ghent University ● UHasselt ● UL International Germany GmbH ● ULB - Université libre de Bruxelles ● Ulbrich of Austria GmbH ● ULVAC ● UMA - University of Malaga ● UMB - Norwegian University of Life Sciences ● UNAM National Autonomous University of Mexico ● UNEF Spanish Photovoltaic Industry Federation ● Unife, Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita e Biotecnologie ● Unilin Insulation BV ● Unité de Développement des Equipements Solaires (UDES) / EPST-CDER ● Universidad de Jaen ● Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas ● Universidad Politécnica de Madrid ● Universidade de Lisboa ● Universität für Bodenkultur Wien (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences) ● Universität Konstanz ● Universität Paderborn ● Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya ● Université de Lorraine ● Université de Rouen - Groupe de Physique des Matériaux ● Université et INSA de Rouen ● Université Mhamed Bougerra Boumerdes ● Université Moulay Ismail ● University "Mediterranea" of Reggio Calabria ● University Abdelmalek Esaadi ● University Ibn Zohr ● University Miguel Hernandez ● University Mohammed V ● University Mostefa Benboulaid ● University of Agder ● University of Alioune DIOP ● University of Anbar ● University of Applied Sciences - Technikum Wien ● University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe ● University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria ● University of Bangor ● University of Basel ● University of Batna ● University of Belgrade ● University of Blida ● University of Bristol ● University of California, Berkeley ● University Of Campinas ● University of Catania ● University of Chouaib Doukkali ● University of Corsica Pasquale Paoli ● University of Cyprus ● University of Delaware ● University of Duisburg-Essen ● University of Electro-Communication ● University of Engineering & Technology ● University of Erlangen-Nuremberg ● University of Exeter ● University of Ferrara ● University of French Guiana ● University of Gabes ● University of Gazi ● University of Ghent ● University of Glasgow ● University of Hassan II ● University of Karlstad ● University of Kirkuk ● University of La Laguna ● University of la Réunion ● University of Leeds ● University of Limoges ● University of Lisbon ● University of Lisbon - Faculty of Science ● University of Lisbon - FFCUL ● University of Ljubljana UL-FE ● University of Lorraine ● University of Louisville ● University of Luxembourg ● University of Lyon ● University of Madeira ● University of Milano - Bicocca ● University of Minho ● University of Miyazaki ● University of Nantes ● University of Naples "Federico II" ● University of Nigeria ● University of Oklahoma ● University of Oslo ● University of Oxford ● University of Paris Saclay ● University of Parma ● University of Petroleum and Energy Studies ● University of Pisa ● University of Pretoria ● University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh ● University of Rome "La Sapienza" ● University of Rome Tor Vergata ● University of Salford ● University of Sétif ● University of Southampton ● University of Southern Denmark ● University of Stuttgart ● University of Tehran ● University of the Basque Country ● University of the Faroe Islands ● University of the Free State ● University of Tokyo ● University of Tsukuba ● University of Tulsa ● University of Twente ● University of Utah ● University of Verona ● University Politehnica of Bucharest ● University Saad Dahlab Blida ● University Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah (USMBA) ● University Sultan Moulay Slimane ● UNStudio ● UNSW Australia ● UPC - Polytechnic University of Catalonia ● UPM - Technical University of Madrid ● UPV - Technical University of Valencia ● UPV/EHU ● USP - University of São Paulo ● USTHB Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediene ● UTEQ Technological University of Querétaro ● Utilight Ltd ● Utrecht University ● UVa - University of Valladolid ● UVSQ - University de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines ● V. Lashkarev Institute of Semiconductor Physics NAS Ukraine ● Vaisala ● Valahia University of Targoviste ● Valentin Software GmbH ● Valoe Oyj ● VDE Testing and Certification Institut GmbH ● Vicat ● Vilogia S.A. ● VITO - EnergyVille ● VITO - Vision on Technology ● VON ARDENNE GmbH ● Wallvision ● Walton Hi-Tech Industries ● Waterschap Rivierenland ● Wavelabs Solar Metrology Systems GmbH ● West University of Timisoara ● West Virginia University ● WIP - Renewable Energies ● Woongjin Energy Co. Ltd. ● WUT Warsaw University of Technology ● Xi'an Jiaotong University ● Yeungnam University ● Yingli Energy ● ZAE Bayern ● Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) ● Zhongli Talesun Solar Co., Ltd. ● ZME Elektronik Recycling GmbH ● Zurich University of Applied Sciences ● Zuyd University of Applied Sciences

35th EU PVSEC 2018 Conference General Chairman

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Pierre Verlinden as Conference General Chair of the 35th EU PVSEC, following the withdrawal of Dr. Dominique Neerinck for personal reasons. Dr. Piotr Szymanski, chair of the EU PVSEC International Scientific Advisory Committee,  commented: we welcome Pierre Verlinden and are confident that he will excel in this assignment. He is a distinguished member of the global PV community and I am convinced that he will contribute to the success of this event. All the very best to Dominique Neerinck and many thanks for his contributions.

Dr. Pierre J. Verlinden

pierre verlinden webDr. Pierre J. Verlinden is Managing Director of AMROCK, a PV technology consulting company, and visiting Professor at Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China. Dr Verlinden has been working in the field of photovoltaics for 40 years and has published over 200 technical papers and contributed to a number of books. From 2012 to 2018, Dr Verlinden served as Chief Scientist, Vice-President and Vice-Chair of the State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology at Trina Solar, China, one of the world’s largest PV manufacturers. Previously, he has managed the R&D department or served as Chief Scientist in several PV companies in USA and Australia, including SunPower, Origin Energy and Solar Systems. Dr Verlinden is the recipient of the 2016 William Cherry Award, awarded by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) and one of the world highest distinctions in PV research, for his dedication over the past three decades at the forefront of PV technology and commercialization, leading technology advances including the interdigitated back contact cell, silicon and multijunction III-V CPV cells, and his overall leadership of key R&D organizations. Dr Verlinden is also recipient of the 2017 Chinese Government Friendship Award, the highest award given by China to foreigners.


Chairman's Message

It is my great honour and great pleasure to invite you to attend the next EU PVSEC to be held for the first time in my home town, the beautiful city of Brussels, the capital and the heart of Europe.  The EU PVSEC has always been for me a special event where we are updated on all aspects of the latest photovoltaic technology developments, as well as on other topics such as new policies, market trends, social and educational impacts. Over the last 4 decades, the EU PVSEC has been for me an important forum, source of inspiration, a week of fruitful reflection on my work and a time to meet friends and colleagues from all over the world.

The world is now at a turning point where we have the opportunity to stabilize CO2 concentration and possibly reverse climate change. Alternatively, we risk to experience the devastating effects of the changing global climate as a result of energy intensive behaviour. The responsibility of the PV scientific and industrial community is enormous.  PV has already demonstrated cost competitiveness against other sources of energy in many parts of the world and is becoming the most important technology for new electricity generation capacity. We must continue, if not accelerate, the deployment of PV as the race against climate change is intensifying.  I am certain that the PV industry is capable of making the investment and of delivering PV systems at a multi-TeraWatt level. I am also convinced our objective must be for 100% of the energy consumed for electricity generation, transportation, heating and cooling, and industrial processes, be provided by renewable energy.  In partnership with the wind industry, the energy storage industry, the transportation industry and the utilities, our common goal must be 100% renewables. We have not only to decarbonize the global energy economy, but we also have to make the entire world economy sustainable.

Studies shows that to achieve this goal, the cumulative PV capacity will be in the range of 70 TW to 90 TW by the end of this century. It will become by far the main source of energy for the world, generating globally more than 400 ExaJoule per year. Annual PV manufacturing needs to reach a level of 2 TW to 3 TW per annum, about 20 or 30 times our current annual production level. We currently observe a doubling of the cumulative capacity every 3 years. To support this expansion, within the next 3 years, we need to build about 100GW of new PV manufacturing capacity, and do it again the following year! By 2021, we will reach a cumulative installed capacity of 1 TW. We may congratulate ourselves for reaching such milestone but the road to 100% renewables is still long. I am fully convinced that, together with the research community, industry, the financial sector and governments, we will be able to achieve this goal. We are capable and we must do it. It still remains a huge challenge for the PV community and the sense of urgency for innovation is felt more now than ever.

As a PV scientist, this is my goal and my mission. I would like to share this journey with you. I look forward to seeing you at the EU PVSEC 2018 in Brussels. Together, let’s send a message to the governments and to the world that PV is taking its responsibilities and its role very seriously. The world needs you!

Dr. Pierre Verlinden
EU PVSEC Conference General Chairman
Director at Amrock Pty Ltd
Visiting Professor at Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China


Welcome from the host country

Belgium and the City of Brussels are very pleased and honored to host the EU PVSEC 2018!

Electricity generation from the Sun is one of the key technologies to realize the transition to a sustainable Energy system with a large share of renewables. This conviction is subject to a growing consensus amongst the different policy levels in Belgium and the Regions. Since 2 years we see again a healthy expansion of the PV-market in Belgium and it is often forgotten that the amount of installed PV/inhabitant in our country is amongst the highest in Europe. Therefore we are more than ever convinced: PV is here to stay and flourish further.

Large-scale generation of sustainable electricity can be used not only to cover electricity demand, but also for heating purposes and perhaps even for fuels and products. This conviction is clearly translated into our innovation and deployment policies. PV is an important topic in the ambitious federal and regional innovation programs as, for instance, the Flux 50 Energy program which aims at paving the way towards a highly integrated energy infrastructure linking electricity, thermal and gas networks to increase the flexibility of the system.

 JeffPoortmansBelgium, being a densely populated country, offers massive opportunities for integration of PV into buildings, infrastructure and landscape and combinations with offshore and on-shore wind energy, biomass, and energy storage bear the great promise of combining cost-effectiveness, large resilience of the energy system and security of supply. The seamless deployment of PV in the built environment opens up a bright perspective of new industrial opportunities where manufacturing has to take place close to the end customer and numerous new services are to be provided to support and maintain such a PV-infrastructure We are looking forward to the EU PVSEC as the forum where ideas are exchanged on technology consequences and business models to make this happen.

Belgium has a great tradition in organizing top-level exchange meetings between scientists– remind the famous Solvay Conferences in the early days of the 20th century where famous scientists like Einstein, Bohr, ... were discussing in depth the new insights in physics which would revolutionize science. From the early phases of photovoltaic energy deployment the scientific and technological aspects were supported by leading institutes in Belgium and the EU PVSEC 2018 is the perfect place for them to showcase this pioneering role and to interact with their partners and competitors. Therefore we look forward to the exchange of exciting developments in PV science, technology and applications and all related topics, between stakeholders from all over the world. We hope to see you here from 24 to 28 September 2018 in Brussels in an atmosphere where the useful is combined with the pleasant, another Belgian characteristic!

Prof. Jef Poortmans
Director [email protected]
R&D Strategy Coordinator of EnergyVille


National Leadership

National group leadership in contact with Belgian authorities, research entities, organisations, PV related industries for concerted actions to prepare the EU PVSEC 2018 in Brussels

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Dr. Jozef Poortmans received his degree in electronic engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven, Belgium, in 1985. He immediately joined the newly created Microelectronics R&D-center imec and he received the Ph.D. degree in 1993 for his work on strained SiGe-alloys for advanced bipolar transistors.

After his Ph.D he joined the photovoltaics group, where he has been active in thin-film Si PV, III-V solar cells, organic solar cells and perovskites. Presently, he is Scientific Director of the PV and Energy activities of imec. In 2013 he was appointed imec Fellow for his contribution and impact. He is also part-time Professor at the K.U.Leuven and University Hasselt. Since September 2016 he is Coordinator R&D-strategy of EnergyVille, an institutional partnership between imec, VITO, KULeuven and University Hasselt focused on the themes of Smart Cities and Smart Grids.

He has been a Board Member of Eurec Agency and is presently member of the Steering Committee of the ETIP PV (European Technology & Innovation Platform PV). He also acted as Chairman of the 21st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference & Exhibition in Dresden, 2006 and of the SiliconPV 2012 Conference.

Your Conference Programme is compiled by the photovoltaic professional world.
Following submission, your abstract will be reviewed by the international EU PVSEC Committee. This distinguished group is made up of more than 200 leading experts from institutional and industrial research organisations, based in 28 countries.

Status as of 27 February 2018

Topic Organisers

Oliver Anspach, PV Crystalox Solar, Erfurt, Germany
Derk L. Bätzner, Meyer Burger Research, Hauterive, Switzerland
Franz P. Baumgartner, ZHAW, Winterthur, Switzerland
Rolf Brendel, ISFH, Emmerthal, Germany
Christian Breyer, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
Christian Camus, ZAE Bayern, Erlangen, Germany
Julio Cárabe, CIEMAT, Madrid, Spain
Mariska de Wild-Scholten, SmartGreenScans, Groet, The Netherlands
Nicholas J. Ekins-Daukes, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Francesca Ferrazza, eni spa, San Donato Milanese, Italy
Giovanni Flamand, imec, Leuven, Belgium
Francesco Frontini, SUPSI, Canobbio, Switzerland
Maria Getsiou, European Commission DG RTD, Brussels, Belgium
Stefan W. Glunz, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, Germany
Ralph Gottschalg, Fraunhofer CSP, Halle (Saale), Germany
Giso Hahn, University of Konstanz, Germany
Werner Herrmann, TÜV Rheinland Energy, Cologne, Germany
Louise Hirst, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Peter Lechner, ZSW, Stuttgart, Germany
Antonio Martí Vega, UPM, Madrid, Spain
Gaetan Masson, Becquerel Institute, Brussels, Belgium
Oliver Mayer, GE Global Research, Garching, Germany
Delfina Muñoz, CEA, Le Bourget du Lac, France

  Thomas Nordmann, TNC Consulting, Feldmeilen, Switzerland
Stefan Nowak, NET Nowak Energy & Technology, St. Ursen, Switzerland
Christer Nyman, Soleco, Porvoo, Finland
Heinz Ossenbrink, Band Gap, Bad Feilnbach, Germany
Nicola Pearsall, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Marion Perrin, Oscaro, Paris, France
Jozef (Jef) Poortmans, imec, Leuven, Belgium
Christos Protogeropoulos, EEPS, Athens, Greece
Alex Redinger, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Stephan Riepe, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, Germany
Adriano Sabene, ENEL Green Power, Rome, Italy
Alessandra Scognamiglio, ENEA, Portici, Italy
Carla Signorini, European Space Agency, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
Lenneke H. Slooff, ECN, Petten, The Netherlands
Ayodhya Nath Tiwari, EMPA, Dübendorf, Switzerland
Marko Topic, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Wilfried van Sark, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
Sjoerd Veenstra, ECN, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Karsten Wambach, Wambach-Consulting, Aindling, Germany
Arthur W. Weeber, ECN, Petten, The Netherlands
Ingrid Weiss, WIP - Renewable Energies, Munich, Germany
Wiltraud Wischmann, ZSW, Stuttgart, Germany
Peter Wohlfart, Singulus Technologies, Kahl am Main, Germany


Paper Review Experts

Cristina Alonso-Tristán, UBU, Burgos, Spain
Ignacio Antón, UPM, Madrid, Spain
Nekane Azkona, UPV/EHU, Bilbao, Spain
Kris Baert, KU Leuven, Heverlee, Belgium
Giorgio Bardizza, European Commission JRC, Ispra, Italy
Paul A. Basore, Solana Beach, USA
Guy Beaucarne, Dow Corning, Seneffe, Belgium
Martin P. Bellmann, SINTEF, Trondheim, Norway
Veronica Bermudez, Solar Frontier, Atsugi, Japan
Philippe Blanc, MINES ParisTech, Paris, France
Pierluigi Bonomo, SUPSI, Canobbio, Switzerland
Franck Bourry, CEA, Le Bourget du Lac, France
Christoph J. Brabec, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Dennis Bredemeier, ISFH, Emmerthal, Germany
Timothy Bruton, Progress in Photovoltaics, Woking, United Kingdom
Claudia Buerhop-Lutz, ZAE Bayern, Erlangen, Germany
Roberta Campesato, CESI, Milan, Italy
Silvia Caneva, WIP - Renewable Energies, Munich, Germany
Alison Ciesla, UNSW Australia, Sydney, Australia
Stéphane Cros, CEA, Le Bourget du Lac, France
Edwin Cunow, LSPV Consulting, Gröbenzell, Germany
Thomas Dalibor, AVANCIS, Torgau, Germany
Adrien Danel, CEA, Le Bourget du Lac, France
Bill Dauksher, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA
Iñigo de la Parra, UPNa, Pamplona, Spain
Paola Delli Veneri, ENEA, Portici, Italy
Bernhard Dimmler, NICE Solar Energy, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Doriana Dimova-Malinovska, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
Sébastien Dubois, CEA, Le Bourget du Lac, France
Thorsten Dullweber, ISFH, Emmerthal, Germany
Ken Durose, Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Gabriele C. Eder, OFI, Vienna, Austria
Oliver Eibl, University of Tübingen, Germany
Roland Einhaus, Apollon Solar, Lyon, France
Marco Ernst, ANU, Canberra, Australia
Peter Fath, RCT-Solutions, Konstanz, Germany
Wilfried Favre, CEA-INES, Le Bourget-du-lac, France
Christopher Fell, CSIRO Energy Technology, Mayfield West, Australia
Gabi Friesen, SUPSI, Canobbio, Switzerland
Vasilis Fthenakis, Columbia University, New York, USA
Bruno Gaiddon, Hespul, Lyon, France
Stefan Gall, HZB, Berlin, Germany
William J. Gambogi, DuPont, Wilmington, USA
Ivan Gordon, imec, Leuven, Belgium
Jonathan Govaerts, imec, Leuven, Belgium
Giorgio Graditi, ENEA, Portici, Italy
Matthias Grottke, WIP - Renewable Energies, Munich, Germany
Jean Francois Guillemoles, CNRS, Chatou Cedex, France
Ingo Hagemann, Architekturbüro Hagemann, Aachen, Germany
Christian Hagendorf, Fraunhofer CSP, Halle (Saale), Germany
Jan Haschke, EPFL, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
M. Angeles Hernandez-Fenollosa, UPV, Valencia, Spain
Bert Herteleer, Ekistica, Alice Springs, Australia
Karl Hesse, Wacker Chemie, Burghausen, Germany
Yoshihiro Hishikawa, AIST, Tsukuba, Japan
Jörg Horzel, CSEM, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Jun-Rui Huang, Motech Industries, Taoyuan County, Taiwan
Shujuan Huang, UNSW Australia, Sydney, Australia
Thomas Huld, European Commission JRC, Ispra, Italy
Kees Hummelen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Stuart J. C. Irvine, Swansea University, St. Asaph, United Kingdom
Shogo Ishizuka, AIST, Tsukuba, Japan
Ulrike Jahn, TÜV Rheinland Energy, Cologne, Germany
Gaby J. M. Janssen, ECN, Petten, The Netherlands
Joachim John, imec, Leuven, Belgium
Elizabeth Kaijuka-Okwenje, Rural Electrification Agency, Kampala, Uganda
Izumi Kaizuka, RTS, Tokyo, Japan
Victor Khorenko, AZUR SPACE, Heilbronn, Germany
Sung Dug (Doug) Kim, SAIT, Yongin-si, Republic of Korea
Richard King, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA
Dirk König, UNSW Australia, Sydney, Australia
Igor Konovalov, University of Applied Sciences Jena, Germany
Stephen Koopman, CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa
Philipp Kratzert, Solibro, Bitterfeld-Wolfen OT Thalheim, Germany
Ana Rosa Lagunas, CENER, Sarriguren-Navarra, Spain
Kari Lappalainen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
Julien Laurent, Vesuvius, Feignies, France
Jacques Levrat, CSEM, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Claude Lévy-Clément, CNRS, Thiais, France
Ching-Fuh Lin, NTU, Taipei, Taiwan
Yung-Sheng (David) Lin, E-TON Solar Tech, Tainan, Taiwan
Mónica Lira-Cantú, CIN2, Barcelona, Spain
Juan Lopez-Garcia, European Commission JRC, Ispra, Italy
Martha Ch. Lux-Steiner, HZB, Berlin, Germany
George Makrides, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus
Philippe Malbranche, CEA, Le Bourget du Lac, France
Paola Mazzucchelli, EUREC, Brussels, Belgium
Alexander Meeder, Geo-En Energy Technologies, Berlin, Germany
Johannes Meier, Meier Technologies, Berlingen, Switzerland
Axel Metz, Alzenau, Germany
Marc Meuris, imec, Leuven, Belgium
Max Mittag, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, Germany
Christos Monokroussos, TÜV Rheinland, Shanghai, China
Jörg Müller, Hanwha Q CELLS, Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany
Miguel Angel Muñoz-García, UPM, Madrid, Spain
Urs Muntwyler, BUAS, Burgdorf, Switzerland
Nina Munzke, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen, Germany
Gerhard Mütter, Alternative Energy Solutions, Vienna, Austria
Ronald C.G. Naber, Tempress, Vaassen, The Netherlands
Henning Nagel, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, Germany
Hartmut Nussbaumer, ZHAW, Winterthur, Switzerland
Yoshio Ohshita, Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya, Japan
Yoshitaka Okada, University of Tokyo, Japan
Sener Oktik, Sisecam, Istanbul, Turkey
Gernot Oreski, PCCL, Leoben, Austria
Wolfram Palitzsch, Loser Chemie, Zwickau, Germany
David Patrick, Western Washington University, Bellingham, USA
Kristian Peter, ISC Konstanz, Germany
Stefan Peters, Hanwha Q CELLS, Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany
Kai Petter, Hanwha Q CELLS, Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany
Riccardo Po, eni, Novara, Italy
Davide Polverini, European Commission DG GROWTH, Brussels, Belgium
Michael Powalla, ZSW, Stuttgart, Germany
Ralf Preu, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, Germany
Bernd Rech, HZB, Berlin, Germany
Tjerk Reijenga, BEAR-iD, Gouda, The Netherlands
Jan Remund, Meteotest, Bern, Switzerland
Jochen Rentsch, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, Germany
Francesco Roca, ENEA, Portici, Italy
Sandy Rodrigues, M-ITI, Funchal, Portugal
Alessandro Romeo, University of Verona, Italy
Kittessa T. Roro, CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa
Jatin Roy, IIT Kharagpur, India
Marin Rusu, HZB, Berlin, Germany
Vladimir Saly, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia
Tony Sample, European Commission JRC, Ispra, Italy
Hermann Schlemm, Meyer Burger, Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany
Jan Schmidt, ISFH, Emmerthal, Germany
Marion Schroedter-Homscheidt, German Aerospace Center, Wessling, Germany
Ruud E. I. Schropp, Utrecht University, Driebergen, The Netherlands
Martin C. Schubert, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, Germany
Jan-Willem Schüttauf, CSEM, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Manajit Sengupta, NREL, Golden, USA
Gerald Siefer, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, Germany
Kostas Sinapis, SEAC-ECN, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Ronald Sinton, Sinton Instruments, Boulder, USA
James R. Sites, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA
Volker Sittinger, Fraunhofer IST, Braunschweig, Germany
Joshua S. Stein, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, USA
Dirk Stellbogen, ZSW, Stuttgart, Germany
Sandor Szabó, European Commission JRC, Ispra, Italy
Nigel Taylor, European Commission JRC, Ispra, Italy
Barbara Terheiden, University of Konstanz, Germany
Gianluca Timò, RSE, Piacenza, Italy
Wolfgang Tress, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Roland M. E. Valckenborg, SEAC, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Joop van Deelen, Solliance/TNO, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Mike Van Iseghem, EDF R&D, Moret-sur-Loing, France
John van Roosmalen, ECN, Petten, The Netherlands
Michael Vetter, IPHT, Jena, Germany
Alessandro Virtuani, EPFL, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Eszter (Esther) Voroshazi, imec, Leuven, Belgium
Andreas Wade, First Solar, Mainz, Germany
Wilhelm Warta, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, Germany
Akira Yamada, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
David Young, NREL, Golden, USA
Mike Zehner, Rosenheim University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Jun Zhao, Meyer Burger, Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany


  Awards Coordinators

Student Awards Coordinator
Prof. Dr. Arno Smets
Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands


Poster Awards Coordinator
Prof. Dr. Arno Smets
Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

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We thank our EU PVSEC 2018 Sponsors!

exateq GmbH

exateq GmbH

More than 20 years of experience in designing and manufacturing of batch wet processing equipment relaunched 3 years ago as exateq GmbH. Since then developing 4 platforms of batch wet benches, small and manual for labs through fully automatic pilot/lab systems up to mass production of 12,000 w/h. Equipment competency up to IBC cells. Production equipment operating in various Asian countries. History in carriers and automation. Genuine German engineering trained by Asian market requirements.

h.a.l.m. elektronik gmbh

h.a.l.m. elektronik gmbh

h.a.l.m. elektronik gmbh delivers high-end class A+A+A+ solar simulators for the IV-measurement of all types of solar cells and solar modules. In addition to visual inspection and other advanced analysis, our main focus is the exact measurement of the electrical characteristic of photovoltaic specimen. The three components xenon flasher, curve tracer, and a very flexible software are the key to our precision. Their combination makes the h.a.l.m. technologies high-end which is acknowledged worldwide.

RENA Technologies

RENA Technologies

“THE WET PROCESSING COMPANY” RENA Technologies is one of the world's leading suppliers of production equipment for wet chemical surface treatment. RENA equipment is used to treat the surfaces of solar cells, semiconductor wafers, cannulas, optical substrates, dental implants and other high-tech products using wet chemicals or ultra-pure water with standardised machines and guaranteed processes or entirely customised equipment.



SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES builds machines for economical and resource-efficient production processes. SINGULUS’ strategy is based on the expansion of its existing core competencies. The application areas include coating, surface processing, wet-chemical as well as the related chemical and physical processing steps. The company’s target is to reach a technologically leading position in the Solar division. For all machines, processes and applications SINGULUS draws upon its know-how in the areas of automation and process technology.



VON ARDENNE provides advanced coating equipment for the deposition of ultra-thin functional layers on materials such as glass, wafers and polymer films and flexible glass. The company is based in Dresden, with subsidiaries in China, Japan, Malaysia, the USA and Vietnam.

We have installed more than 150 coating systems for crystalline and thin-film solar module providers. This expertise has been incorporated into our coating systems for the next generation of high-performance contact layers.


Sponsorship Packages

Good reasons to become EU PVSEC Sponsor - Advantages

  • Obtain maximum visibility and attract the attention of the community of renewable energy.
  • Connect your company to one of the most recognized and successful international events with an excellent scientific content.
  • Choose between different sponsorship opportunities and packages.
  • Benefit from communication services of the event.

EU PVSEC 2018 Sponsorship


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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 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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