Technical Program

Technical Program

Please find the current preliminary program for WCPEC-7 listed below. Note that any aspect of this program is subject to change and the below program should not be considered final including presentation timings and poster numbers.

  Sun - Jun 10      Mon - Jun 11      Tue - Jun 12      Wed - Jun 13      Thu - Jun 14      Fri - Jun 15   


Monday, June 11th

8:15 - 8:20 AM
PLENARY - EVENT: HIGHLIGHTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Monarchy Plenary
8:20 - 8:45 AM
PLENARY - AREA 7: CURRENT CHALLENGES IN SPACE PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER GENERATION
Chair/Organizer: Geoff Bradshaw
Monarchy Plenary

8:20
1
Current Challenges In Space Photovoltaic Power Generation
Paul R. Sharps, Dan Aiken, Zach Bittner, Benjamin Cho, Samantha Cruz, Daniel Derkacs, Navid Fatemi, Alexander Haas, John Hart, Chris Kerestes, Clay McPheeters, Nate Miller, Pravin Patel, Michael Riley, Alex Stavrides, Jeff Steinfeldt. SolAero Technology Corp, Albuquerque, NM, USA
8:45 - 9:10 AM
PLENARY - AREA 9: HYDROGEN INDUCED DEGRADATION
Chair/Organizer: Sarah Kurtz
Monarchy Plenary

8:45
2
Hydrogen Induced Degradation: Professor Wenham's Perspective
Alison M. Ciesla nee Wenham1, Stuart R. Wenham1, Ran Chen1, Catherine E. Chan1, Daniel Chen1, Brett J. Hallam1, David N.R. Payne1, Tsun Fung1, Moonyong Kim1, Shaoyang Liu1, Sisi Wang1, Carlos Vargas1, Phillip Hamer2, Ziv Hameiri1, CheeMun Chong1, Malcolm Abbott1. 1UNSW Sydney, Sydney, Australia.2University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
9:10 - 9:35 AM
PLENARY - AREA 5: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN CELL AND MODULE I-V TESTING
Chair/Organizer: Gerald Siefer
Monarchy Plenary

9:10
3
Challenges and Opportunities in Cell and Module I-V Testing
Ron Sinton. Sinton Instruments, Boulder, CO USA
9:35 - 10:00 AM
PLENARY - SPECIAL SESSION: 2018 IEEE EDS CELEBRATED MEMBER CEREMONY
Chair/Organizer: Alex Freundlich, Fernando Guarin, Sylvain Marsillac
Monarchy Plenary

9:35
4
Announcement and Awardee Introduction
Fernando Guarin. President of IEEE EDS

9:45
5
2018 IEEE EDS Celebrated Member Acceptance Talk
Martin Green. University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
10:00 - 10:30 AM
BREAK: COFFEE BREAK
Grand Promenade
10:30 - 12:00 PM
PLENARY - KEYNOTE: OPENING KEYNOTE
Chair/Organizer: Alex Freundlich, Marko Topic, Makoto Konogai
Monarchy Plenary

10:30
6
Opening Remarks and Welcome Addresses
Alexandre Freundlich, Makoto Konagai, Marko Topic. 1General Chair .2Past General Chair .3Vice General Chair

10:45
7
Keynote 1: Pivotal Moments of PV History: Vanguard and Cherry Hill
Lawrence Kazmerski. University of Colorado and NREL , USA

11:05
8
Keynote 2: Global Co-operation in Photovoltaic through the International Solar Alliance
Juzer Vazi. National Centre for Photovlotaic Research and Education, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India

11:30
9
WCPEC Award Introduction
Lawrence Kazmerski. WCPEC Award Chair

11:40
10
Presentation by World Photovoltaic Energy Award Recipient
Dennis Flood. Natocore Corp
12:00 - 1:30 PM
BREAK: LUNCH ON YOUR OWN
Grand Promenade
1:30 - 3:00 PM
ORALS - AREA 1: ADVANCED LIGHT MANAGEMENT AND SPECTRAL SHAPING
Chair/Organizer: Peichen Yu, Ammar Nayfeh
Kona 5

1:30
11
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - 19.9%-efficient ultrathin GaAs solar cells with nanostructured back mirror for multi-resonant absorption and enhanced luminescence extraction
Hung-Ling Chen1, Andrea Cattoni1, Romaric De Lepinau1, 3, Alexandre Walker2, Oliver Hoehn2, David Lackner2, Gerald Siefer2, Nicolas Vandamme1, 3, Julie Goffard1, 3, Benoit Behaghel1, Christophe Dupuis1, Nathalie Bardou1, Frank Dimroth2, Stephane Collin1, 3. 1Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (C2N), Palaiseau, France.2Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), Freiburg, Germany.3Institut Photovoltaique d, Antony, France

1:45
12
Towards nano-patterned perovskite layers for enhanced absorption in solar cells
Raphael Schmager1, Tobias Abzieher2, Philipp Brenner2, Artyom Assadillayev1, Don J. Lee1, 3, Somayeh Moghadamzadeh2, Ihteaz M. Hossain1, Ulrich Lemmer1, 2, Bryce S. Richards1, 2, Ulrich W. Paetzold1, 2. 1Institute of Microstructure Technology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany.2Light Technology Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany.3Department of Mechanical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea

2:00
13
Light absorption enhancement in thin-film multiple quantum wells solar cells fabricated by epitaxial lift-off technique
Kentaroh Watanabe1, Tatsuya Nakata2, Naoya Miyashita1, Hassanet Sodabanlu1, Maxime Giteau2, Yoshiaki Nakano1, 2, Yoshitaka Okada1, 2, Masakazu Sugiyama1, 2. 1RCAST, Univ. of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.2School of Eng., Univ. of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

2:15
14
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - Spectrally Matched Quantum Dot Photoluminescence in GaAs-Si Tandem Luminescent Solar Concentrators
David R. Needell, Colton R. Bukowsky, Sunita Darbe, Haley Bauser, Ognjen Ilic, Harry A. Atwater. California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA

2:30
15
Large Area Nanostructure Integration for Broad-Spectrum, Omnidirectional Antireflection Improvements on Polymer Packaged, Mechanically Flexible, Epitaxial Lift-Off III-V Solar Arrays
Gabriel Cossio1, Andre Wibowo2, Sudersena R Tatavarti2, Kimberly Sablon3, Edward T Yu1. 1University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA.2Microlink Devices Inc, Niles, IL, USA.3Microlink Devices Inc, Niles, IL, USA.4US Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD, USA

2:45
16
Transparent, Conductive and Lightweight Superstrates for Perovskite Solar Cells and Modules
Rebecca Saive1, 2, Sophia Coplin1, Hyunseong L Kim1, Chris H van de Stadt1, 2, Michael D Kelzenberg1, Harry A Atwater1. 1California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA.2University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
ORALS - AREA 2: ABSORBER PREPARATION
Chair/Organizer: Daniel Lincot, Stefan Paetel
Queen 5, 6

1:30
17
Progress and Prospects of the CIGS PV Technology -CIGS Consortium Japan and New Challenges
Shigeru Niki. AIST, Japan

2:00
18
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - Study of gallium front grading at low deposition temperature on polyimide subtrates and impacts on the solar cell properties
Valentin Achard1, 2, Matteo Balestrieri2, Marie Jubault1, 2, Thibaud Hildebrandt1, 2, Laurent Lombez2, 3, Daniel Lincot2, 3, Frederique Donsanti1, 2. 1EDF RaD, Palaiseau, France.2Institut Photovoltaique d'Ile de France, Palaiseau, France.3CNRS, Palaiseau, France

2:15
19
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - Lift-off technology using water soluble MgTe layer for high-efficiency CdTe and MgxCd1-xTe solar cells
Calli M. Campbell1, 2, Cheng-Ying Tsai1, 3, Jia Ding1, 3, Bartlomiej Seredynski4, Wojciech Pacuski4, Yong-Hang Zhang1, 3. 1Center for Photonics Innovation, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA.2School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA.3School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA.44Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

2:30
20
CSS Antimony Selenide Film Morphology and High Efficiency PV Devices
Oliver S. Hutter, Laurie J. Phillips, Peter J. Yates, Jon Major, Ken Durose. University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom

2:45
21
Light-weight flexible CIGS solar cell with colors by lift-off process
Taizo Masuda1, Sho Hirai2, Mikiya Inoue2, Jakapan Chantana2, Yuki Kudo1, Takashi Minemoto2. 1Toyota motor corporation, Susono, Japan.2Ritsumeikan University, Kusatsu, Japan
ORALS - AREA 3: ADVANCES IN III-V SOLAR CELLS
Chair/Organizer: Ned Ekins-Daukes , Stephanie Tomasulo
Queens 4

1:30
22
Six-junction IMM solar cell for high concentration
Myles A. Steiner, Kevin L. Schulte, Ryan M. France, William E. McMahon, Emmett E. Perl, Nikhil Jain, Daniel J. Friedman, John F. Geisz. NREL, Golden, CO, USA

1:45
23
Developments for Wafer-bonded Four-Junction Solar Cell based on GaSb
Felix Predan1, David Lackner1, Eduard Oliva1, Andras Kovacs2, Wolfgang Jaeger3, Frank Dimroth1. 1Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Freiburg, Germany.2Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons, Juelich, Germany.3Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany

2:00
24
Recent Progress in Epitaxial Lift-Off Solar Cells
Alexander Kirk, Drew Cardwell, Joshua Wood, Andree Wibowo, Kamran Forghani, David Rowell, Noren Pan, Mark Osowski. MicroLink Devices, Niles, IL, USA

2:15
25
Multijunction Solar Cells with Graded Buffer Bragg Reflectors
Ryan M. France1, Pilar Espinet-Gonzalez2, Nicholas J. Ekins-Daukes3, Myles A. Steiner1, John F. Geisz1. 1National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA.2California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA.3University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

2:30
26
Internal Resistive Barriers Related to Zn Diffusion during the Growth of Inverted Metamorphic Multi-Junction Solar Cells
Kevin L Schulte, Myles A Steiner, Matthew R Young, John F Geisz. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA

2:45
27
Inverted growth of lattice-matched multijunction solar cells with 1.0 eV GaInNAsSb subcell
Naoya Miyashita1, Yilun He2, Takaaki Agui3, Hiroyuki Juso3, Tatsuya Takamoto3, Yoshitaka Okada1, 2. 1Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.2School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.3SHARP Corporation, Nara, Japan
ORALS - AREA 4: OPTICAL COATINGS, PASSIVATION AND LIGHT MANAGEMENT
Chair/Organizer: Zachary Holman, Giso Hahn
Monarchy

1:30
28
Thin Nanocrystalline Silicon Layers for Silicon Heterojuntion Solar Cells
Jan Haschke, Raphael Monnard, Mathieu Boccard, Christophe Ballif. Photovoltaics and Thin-Film Electronics Laboratory (PV-lab), Institute of Microengineering, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Neuchatel, Switzerland

1:45
29
Plasma Texturing of Silicon Wafers and Finished Solar Cells for Mass Production
Dominik Lausch1, 2, Jens Hirsch1, 2, Norbert Bernhard2. 1Fraunhofer CSP, Halle Saale, Germany.2Hochschule Anhalt, Kothen, Germany

2:00
30
Black Silicon realized by reactive ion etching (ICP) without platen power
Rasmus S. Davidsen, Adriana P. Sanchez Nery, Beniamino Iandolo, Ole Hansen. Technical University of Denmark - Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark

2:15
31
Light Trapping in Bifacial Solar Modules Using Effectively Transparent Contacts (ETCs)
Rebecca Saive1, 2, Thomas C R Russell1, Harry Atwater1. 1California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA.2University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands

2:30
32
Control of Texture Size of Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells by Mixing Glass Micro-Particles with Conventional Alkaline Texturing Solution
Cong Thanh Nguyen, Keisuke Ohdaira, Hideki Matsumura. Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Nomi, Ishikawa 923-1292, Japan

2:45
33
Realization of SiOx/SiNx Stacks as Multi Anti-Reflection Coatings and Selectively Copper-plating Mask For Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cell With 23.5% Efficiency
Jian Yu1, 2, Jie Zhou1, Jiantao Bian1, Jianhua Shi1, Liping Zhang1, Fanying Meng1, Zhengxin Liu1. 1Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology (SIMIT), Shanghai, China.2Institute of Photovoltaics, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu, China
ORALS - AREA 5: CRYSTALINE MATERIAL CHARACTERIZATION
Chair/Organizer: Martin Schubert, Harvey Guthrey
Kona 4

1:30
34
Impact of the impurity concentration on modulating charge state occupation in silicon
Ran Chen1, Alison Ciesla1, Daniel Chen1, Catherine Chan1, Phill Hamer2, Brett Hallam1, Stuart Wenham1. 1The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.2The University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

1:45
35
Nanoscale investigation of grain boundary characteristics of single-crystalline-like GaAs films and solar cells on flexible metal substrates
Pavel Dutta1, Jonathan Poplawsky2, Harvey Guthrey3, Monika Rathi1, Devendra Khatiwada1, Sicong Sun1, Yao Yao1, Bo Yu1, Eduard Galstyan1, Venkat Selvamanickam1. 1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Manufacturing Institute, Texas Center for Superconductivity, University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA.2Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA.3National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA

2:00
36
Influence of Multicrystalline Silicon Ingot Properties on the Fill Factor of PERC Solar Cells
Rhett Evans1, Mattias Juhl1, Daniel Chung1, Bernhard Mitchell1, Pietro Altermatt2, Thorsten Trupke1. 1UNSW, Sydney, Australia.2State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology, Trina Solar, Changzhou, China

2:15
37
Coupling GD-OES and XPS profiling to perform advanced physico-chemical characterizations of III-V layers for photovoltaic applications
Anais Loubat1, 2, Solene Bechu1, 2, Muriel Bouttemy1, 2, Celine Eypert3, Sofia Gaiaschi3, Mathieu Fregnaux1, 2, Damien Aureau1, 2, Jackie Vigneron1, 2, Nathalie Simon1, 2, Patrick Chapon3, Anne-Marie Goncalves1, 2, Arnaud Etcheberry1, 2. 1IPVF, Institut Photovoltaique d, Palaiseau, France.2ILV, Institut Lavoisier de Versailles, Versailles, France.3HORIBA Scientific, Palaiseau, France

2:30
38
High Speed Infrared Probe for Doped Layers Characterization: Experiment and Ray Tracing Study
Johnson Wong1, Divya Ananthanarayanan2. 1Aurora Solar Technologies, Vancouver, BC, Canada.2Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore

2:45
39
Reassessment of Minority Carrier Traps in Silicon during “Quasi-Steady-State” Photoconductance Measurements
Yan Zhu1, Mattias Juhl1, Gianluca Coletti1, 2, Ziv Hameiri1. 1University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.2Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, LE Petten, Netherlands
ORALS - AREA 6: ADVANCES IN PEROVSKITE DEVICES
Chair/Organizer: Sarah Wieghold, Erin Cleveland
King 1

1:30
40
The Promise of All-Perovskite Tandem Solar Cells
Tomas Leijtens1, Rohit Prasanna1, Giles Eperon2, Kevin Bush1, Michael McGehee1. 1Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA.2University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

2:00
41
Perovskite Quantum Dots. A New Absorber for Perovskite-Perovskite Tandem Solar Cells
Jeffrey A Christians, Ashley R Marshall, Qian Zhao, Paul Ndione, Erin M Sanehira, Joseph M Luther. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA

2:15
42
Light-Management Mechanisms of Optimized Micro-Textured Foils in Perovskite Solar Cells
Benjamin Lipovsek, Janez Krc, Marko Topic. University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2:30
43
Single-walled carbon nanotubes as hole-transport material on metal halide perovskite absorbers yielding high open-circuit voltages
Severin, N. Habisreutinger1, 3, Nakita, K. Noel2, Robin, J. Nicholas3, Henry, J. Snaith3, Jeffrey, L. Blackburn1. 1Chemistry a Nanoscience Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA.2Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA.3Clarendon Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

2:45
44
Fundamental Efficiency Limit of Lead Iodide Perovskite Solar Cells
Luis M Pazos-Outon, T. Patrick Xiao, Eli Yablonovitch. University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
ORALS - AREA 9: FIELD STUDIES
Chair/Organizer: Anil Kottantharayil , Govindasamy Tamizhmani
King 2, 3

1:30
45
Degradation Analysis of Hundreds of PV Systems: Differences in Residential and Commercial Installations
Michael G. Deceglie1, Dirk C. Jordan1, Ambarish Nag1, Adam Shinn2, Chris Deline1. 1National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA.2kWh Analytics, San Francisco, CA, USA

2:00
46
Assessing the Trends in Module Field Failures
John H Wohlgemuth. PowerMark Corporation, Union Hall, VA, USA

2:15
47
Behavior of Failed PV modules under Standard Test Condition and under Actual Operation Conditions
Takumi Takashima. National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan

2:30
48
On-Site Electroluminescence Study of Field-Aged PV Modules
Rajiv Dubey, Shashwata Chattopadhyay, Sachin Zachariah, Sugguna Rambabu, Hemant K Singh, Anil Kottantharayil, Brij M. Arora, K. L. Narasimhan, Narendra Shiradkar, Juzer Vasi. National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India

2:45
49
PV Systems in Warm and Sunny Climates: Performance Assessment of Commercially Available Solar Photovoltaic Technologies under Different Climatic Conditions in the Brazilian Energy Mix
Lucas Rafael do Nascimento, Marilia Braga, Ruany Dolla, Rafael Antunes Campos, Ricardo Ruther. Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC), Florianopolis-SC, Brazil
3:00 - 3:30 PM
BREAK: COFFEE BREAK
Grand Promenade
3:30 - 5:00 PM
POSTERS - AREA 2: ABSORBER PREPARATION 1 (click to view)
Chair/Organizer: Yanfa Yan, Viktoria Gusak, Taizo Masuda
Poster 1
POSTERS - AREA 3: LOW-COST III-V AND HYBRID TANDEMS (click to view)
Chair/Organizer: Kevin Schulte, Frank Dimroth, John Hart
Poster 2
POSTERS - AREA 4: SILICON MATERIAL: FEEDSTOCK, WAFERS AND FILMS (click to view)
Chair/Organizer: Fiacre Rougieux, Simone Bernardini
Poster 3
POSTERS - AREA 5: CELLS/DEVICES (click to view)
Chair/Organizer: Yoshihiro Hishikawa, Bruce King
Poster 4
POSTERS - AREA 6: PEROVSKITE MATERIALS AND DEVICES (click to view)
Chair/Organizer: Bert Conings, Lea Nienhaus, Luis M Pazos-Outon
Poster 5
POSTERS - AREA 8: PV MODULE, BIPV, POWER ELECTRONIC, ENERGY STORAGE AND MANAGEMENT (click to view)
Chair/Organizer: Radovan Kopecek, Olinda Isabella, Russ Jones
Poster 6
POSTERS - AREA 9: FIELD STUDIES (click to view)
Chair/Organizer: Juzer Vasi, Xiaohong Gu, Narendra Shiradkar
Poster 7
5:30 - 7:30 PM
EVENT: WELCOME RECEPTION
Grand Promenade
5:30 - 7:00 PM
EVENT: WOMEN IN PV NETWORKING EVENT
Lagoon Lanai
7:30 - 9:00 PM
PLENARY - SPECIAL SESSION: INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL SESSION
Chair/Organizer: Masafumi Yamaguchi, Sarah Kurtz
Monarchy Plenary

8:05
250
Challenges and Solutions toward the Massive Deployment of Renewable Energy in Japan
Seika Sanno. METI

8:20
251
Promoting renewable energy use in the EU; the challenge for Photovoltaics and R&D policy
Maria Getsiou . EC

7:30
248
Introduction and overview of "TW Workshop II"
Masafumi Yamaguchi1, Sarah Kurtz2. 1Toyota .2University of California Merced

7:50
249
Optimizing Solar in the Autonomous Energy Grid
Charlie Gay. U.S. Department of Energy

8:35
252
Panel discussion
Larry Kazmerski1, Arno Smets2. 1NREL .2UT Delft

9:00
253
Questions and comments from audience
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