Perovskite Solar Cells – Impressive & Fast Efficiency Developments, Now It’s About Research On Stability
EU PVSEC 2017 Conference: Submit your Abstracts until 10 February 2017
Exhibition Stand Opportunities
Sponsoring: Good reasons to become EU PVSEC Sponsor
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Perovskite Solar Cells – Impressive & Fast Efficiency Developments, Now It’s About Research On Stability

The development speed of perovskite solar cell efficiencies is breathtaking. When the technology was reported first in 2009, efficiencies were mere 3.8%. But in only 7 years, single-junction perovskite cell efficiencies skyrocketed beyond 20%, getting increasingly closer to the level of incumbent crystalline silicon technology.

Perovskite is a structured compound made of a hybrid organic-inorganic lead or tin halide-based material, which is used as the active PV layer. The fundamental advantages of this new material class are twofold - perovskites crystals can be manufactured at low temperatures of about 200 °C, and they can be produced at low cost. Perovskite solar cells are also several folds thinner than typical crystalline wafer-based cells. They enable simple application methods, such as spraying and printing, provide flexibility in choosing different substrates, such as glass or plastic, which in the end offers sheer endless product designs.

Perovskite + Silicon = Good fit

Perovskites can be even deposited on crystalline silicon solar cells to realize tandem cell structures to maximize utilization of incident sunlight. In fact, this is one research focus in the field of perovskites today as their wide bandgap makes them a perfect fit for a top cell in silicon tandem cell structures. At the last EU PVSEC in Munich in June, a research team from EPFL Neuchatel led by Christophe Baliff attained a 25.2% efficiency on a tandem cell structure of perovskites and silicon heterojunction cells. The Swiss research group has developed a low-temperature near infrared (NIR)-transparent perovskite cell of 0.25 cm2 aperture area with 16.5% steady-state efficiency. This means the top perovskite cell absorbs mostly that part of the sunlight, to which the underlying silicon cell is blind. Employing a larger 1 cm2 perovskite top cell, which had a lower efficiency of 14.5%, still resulted in a 23% final efficiency for the stack.

At the upcoming EU PVSEC in Amsterdam, under Topic 3 Thin Film Technology, we will again devote a significant portion to perovskite solar cells. We are looking forward to receiving your abstracts by 10 February 2017.

EU PVSEC 2017 Conference: Submit your Abstracts until 10 February 2017

Contribute to the EU PVSEC 2017 Conference Programme by submitting your abstracts by 10 February 2017 and be part of the world’s leading specialist PV Solar Conference.

Good reasons to participate:

  • Attaining remarkable visibility in PV industry & research sector
  • Performing networking on a global scale
  • Sharing results and getting inspired
  • Finding future business partners to valorize your research
  • Abstract evaluation by renowned Scientific Committee
  • Nomination as Student Award Winner
  • Nomination as Poster Award Winner

Exhibition Stand Opportunities

The Exhibition takes place from Monday to Thursday, 25 - 28 September 2017. You will meet your target group right there: the global PV community, from science and PV industry will gather at the EU PVSEC. Technologies, innovations and new concepts in the upstream PV sector are the main characteristics. From total participants about 50% are represented by PV researchers and 40% by PV industry.

Become Exhibitor at the EU PVSEC 2017 and benefit from 10% early bird discount until 15 January 2017.

We offer a wide range of solutions for companies and organizations that wish to participate at EU PVSEC 2017 as exhibitors: it is possible to book a fully equipped pre-built stand or to rent the plain exhibition space for the set-up of one’s own structure. A wide array of versatile sizes and positions are available to suit your needs and offer you the best possible visibility during the event.

Sponsoring: Good reasons to become EU PVSEC Sponsor

  • Obtain maximum visibility and attract the attention of the PV community.
  • 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 worldwide communication and dissemination services of the event.

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