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Press Release March 22, 2010

Registration Now Open for 35th IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists Conference
Record number of abstracts received for PV’s longest-running conference

 

Press Release March 22, 2010

Registration Now Open for 35th IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists Conference

Record number of abstracts received for PV’s longest-running conference

HONOLULU – March 22, 2010 – Registration opens today for the 35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference being held at the Hawaii Convention Center on June 20-25, 2010. The early bird registration deadline is May 15, 2010. Registration instructions can be found at http://www.ieee-pvsc.org/PVSC35/conference-registration.html.

First held in 1961, the Photovoltaic (PV) Specialists Conference is the original global gathering of photovoltaic scientists and engineers with the specific purpose of discussing PV research and technology. This year’s call for papers saw a record-breaking number of abstracts submitted, with more than 1,000 proposals coming from across the globe—a 50 percent growth from the previous conference.

“Global enthusiasm for solar energy is on the rise despite the economic downturn, as underscored by the overwhelming number of abstracts we received for the 35th PV Specialists Conference,” said Robert Walters, Conference Chair for the 35th IEEE PV Specialists Conference. “This year’s event promises to be our biggest yet, featuring high caliber presenters, exhibitors and attendees from the world’s top research facilities and industry-leading companies.”

The PV Specialists Conference technical program encompasses the full range of PV technologies, including thin film, crystalline, CPV, organic, space and terrestrial system technologies. In addition, two new topical areas have been introduced to the 2010 program:
  • Organic Photovoltaics: Organic PV topics previously categorized under Area 1: Fundamentals and New Concepts for Future Technologies, have been elevated to their own concentration area.
  • Advances in Characterization of Photovoltaics: Advances in characterization and measurement techniques have been introduced as an entirely new topical area to highlight analysis methods that are broadly applicable to myriad PV materials.


For more program information, please visit: http://www.ieee-pvsc.org/PVSC35/technical-program.html

A vibrant exhibition hall will feature 120 top-tier exhibitors from all over the world. In addition to housing technical poster presentations throughout the conference, the hall will include an exhibitor presentation arena to showcase new products. With the theme of bringing together industry leaders and scientists, conference session breaks will also be held in the exhibition hall to increase interaction among attendees. A historical space technology display will showcase a walk through PV’s past and include special memorabilia from Vanguard 1, the first solar-powered satellite in space. For exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, please visit: http://www.ieee-pvsc.org/PVSC35/exhibitions-sponsorship.html

Follow the IEEE 35th PV Specialists Conference on Twitter @35th_IEEE_PVSC.

About IEEE:
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.) is the world’s largest technical professional society. Through its more than 375,000 members in 160 countries, the organization is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. Dedicated to the advancement of technology, the IEEE publishes 30 percent of the world’s literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, and has developed nearly 900 active industry standards. The organization annually sponsors more than 850 conferences worldwide. Additional information about the IEEE can be found at http://www.ieee.org.

IEEE Technical Program Contact: ProgramChair@ieee-pvsc.org

IEEE Exhibiting and Sponsorship Contact: Exhibits@ieee-pvsc.org

Media Contact:
Christine Bennett, Antenna Group for 35th IEEE PV Specialists Conference
415-977-1941
Christine@antennagroup.com



Press Release December 7, 2009

Call for Papers, Cherry Award Nominations open for the 35th IEEE PV Specialists Conference
Premier photovoltaics event travels to Honolulu, 20-25 June 2010

HONOLULU – December 7, 2009 – Abstract submissions are now open for the 35th IEEE Photovoltaic (PV) Specialists Conference, the industry’s most renowned meeting of leading PV scientists and engineers from around the world. Authors interested in presenting a paper at the conference are invited to submit a technical abstract by 15 February 2010.

The conference and exhibition will take place in Honolulu, Hawai’i from 20-25 June 2010 at the Hawai’i Convention Center.

The 35th IEEE PV Specialists Conference technical program includes the following areas:

  • Fundamentals and New Concepts for Future Technologies
  • CIGS and CeTe Thin Film Solar Cells and Related Materials
  • III-V and Concentrator Technologies
  • Crystalline Silicon Technologies
  • Amorphous, Nano and Film Si Technologies
  • Organic Photovoltaics
  • Space Technologies
  • Advances in Characterization of Photovoltaics
  • PV Modules and Terrestrial Systems
  • PV Velocity Forum: Accelerating the PV Economy

Authors are encouraged to submit proposals that focus on one of the program highlights. Further information on the submission process can be found at: http://www.ieee-pvsc.org/PVSC35/author-central.html

Since 1980, the PV Specialists Conference has bestowed the prestigious William R. Cherry Award upon an engineer or scientist who has devoted his or her career to the advancement of PV technology. Nominations for the 2010 award close on 31 December 2009. Previous honorees include:

  • Dr. Richard Swanson, president & chief technical officer at SunPower
  • Dr. Ajeet Rohatgi, chief technical officer of Suniva and director of the University Center of Excellence for Photovoltaics Research (UCEP) at the Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Dr. Martin Green, professor at the University of New South Wales.


For more information on the nomination process, please visit: http://www.ieee-pvsc.org/PVSC35/cherry-award.html

35th IEEE PV Specialists Conference attendee registration opens March 22, 2010. Registration details and deadlines can be found here: http://www.ieee-pvsc.org/PVSC35/conference-registration.html

Exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities for the event are currently available. Interested parties may visit: http://www.ieee-pvsc.org/PVSC35/exhibitions-sponsorship.html

Follow the IEEE 35th PV Specialists Conference on Twitter @35th_IEEE_PVSC.

About IEEE:
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.) is the world’s largest technical professional society. Through its more than 375,000 members in 160 countries, the organization is a leading authority on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power and consumer electronics. Dedicated to the advancement of technology, the IEEE publishes 30 percent of the world’s literature in the electrical and electronics engineering and computer science fields, and has developed nearly 900 active industry standards. The organization annually sponsors more than 850 conferences worldwide. Additional information about the IEEE can be found at http://www.ieee.org.

IEEE Technical Program Contact: ProgramChair@ieee-pvsc.org

IEEE Exhibiting and Sponsorship Contact: Exhibits@ieee-pvsc.org

Media Contact:
Christine Bennett, Antenna Group for 35th IEEE PV Specialists Conference
415-977-1941
Christine@antennagroup.com