36th EU PVSEC, 09 - 13 September 2019
Marseille Chanot Convention and Exhibition Centre, Marseille, France

Innovations in Photovoltaic Materials

jointly with the International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA PVPS) – IEA PVPS Task 13

Day: Wednesday, 11 September 2019
Time: 08:30 - 12:30
Site: EU PVSEC at Marseille Chanot Convention and Exhibition Centre, Marseille, France
Room: Room Morgiou, first floor
Access: Open to all Conference participants (on days registered)

As a parallel event of the EU PVSEC 2019, the Workshop “Innovations in Photovoltaic Materials” organized by the International Energy Agency (IEA) Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (PVPS) Task 13, will present ideas, concepts, and results from a global set of researchers aiming to both reduce cost and improve the performance and reliability of PV modules and systems by using new materials.

Programme Outline

Moderation: Ulrike Jahn, TÜV Rheinland, Germany

08:30 - 08:40
Short Introduction of IEA PVPS of Task 13
Ulrike Jahn, Task 13 Operating Agent

08:40 - 09:00
Functional Requirements of PV Materials
Joshua S. Stein, Sandia National Laboratories, NM, USA

09:00 - 09:20
Light-Weight PV Modules – Approaches and Reliability Aspects
Hartmut Nussbaumer, ZHAW, CHE

09:20 - 09:40
Encapsulant Innovations for Replacement of EVA
Gernot Oreski, Polymer Competence Center Leoben, AUT

09:40 - 10:00
Feedbacks and Discussion

10:00 - 10:30
Coffee and Networking Break

Moderation: Joshua S. Stein, Sandia National Laboratories, NM, USA

10:30 - 10:50
How to Extend PV Modules Service Life beyond 25 Years using Adapted Coextruded PP Backsheets and Encapsulants
Francois Rummens, Renolit, Belgium

10:50 - 11:10
Low-Cost Advanced Metallization to Reduce Cell-Crack-Induced Degradation for Increased Module Reliability
Sang Han, Osazda Energy, Albuquerque, NM USA

11:10 - 11:30
Reliability Aspects of New Cell Interconnection Technologies
Andreas Halm, ISC Konstanz, DEU

11:30 - 12:15
Panel discussion
Task 13 speakers and invited experts (tbc):
• Michael Woodhouse, NREL, USA

12:15 - 12:30
Wrap-up & Closing session
Gernot Oreski, Polymer Competence Center Leoben, AUT

12:30
End of Workshop

Participants can look forward to a series of expert presentations, discussions and networking opportunities.