Welcome to PVSC 38

You are invited to join the 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, June 3-8, 2012 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. On behalf of the Organizing, Cherry, and International Committees, I look forward to welcoming you to the conference.

With this conference, we will continue the Photovoltaic Specialist's role as the premier technical conference covering all aspects of PV technology from basic material science to installed system performance. We also continue our vibrant Industrial Exhibition that brings our PV scientist and engineers together with the PV industry.

BJ Stanbery, Conference General Chair

Latest News from the PVSC

June 2, 2012
Mobile Program Available
Would you like to view the PVSC 38 program on your mobile device? Try the mobile program web address: Click to view

May 25, 2012
PV Job Fair Announced
We will be holding a PV Job Fair Wednesday, June 6 from 3:30-5:00pm in the Exhibit Hall. More Information

May 19, 2012
Final Program Posted
The IEEE PVSC 38 Final Program is now available in PDF format. Click to View

May 19, 2012
Don't Miss Out on the Outstanding Tutorial/Workshop Offerings
There is still room in the PVSC 38 Sunday Tutorials and Workshop. Please note that onsite registration for these events will be limited, so be sure to pre-register for these events. More Information

April 19, 2012
Final Technical Program is Now Available
The Final IEEE PVSC 38 Technical Program with abstract access is now available. Please note that while the program is final, it is still subject to changes. Click to View

March 26, 2012
Preliminary Program is Now Available
The IEEE PVSC 38 Preliminary Program is now available. More Information

March 26, 2012
Abstract Notifications Sent
All abstract notifications for IEEE PVSC 38 have been sent. If you did not receive a notification, please log into your abstract submission account to view your decision letter.

March 12, 2012
PVSC 38 Keynote Speaker
Sam Baldwin of DoE Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy will be our Keynote Speaker on the subject of the simulation high penetration deployment of renewable energy in the US energy grid on Monday morning, June 4, 2012.

March 11, 2012
Dr. Sarah Kurtz Awarded PVSC 38 Cherry Award
Dr. Sarah Kurtz is currently a Principal Scientist and Manager of the Module Reliability and Systems Engineering Group at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). She has collaborated with others at NREL and around the world researching high-efficiency cells and PV reliability, with special emphasis on concentrator PV (CPV). More Information

February 9, 2012
On-Time Abstract Submission is Now Closed
Thank you to everyone that submitted an abstract for PVSC 38! Any incomplete abstracts in your account must be complete/submitted by February 15 to have them considered as an on-time submission. More Information

February 7, 2012
Abstract Submission Deadline Extension
Thank you to everyone that submitted an abstract for PVSC 38! We had a great response. Due to popular demand, we are leaving the abstract submission system open for 2 more days until Wednesday, February 8. If you still wish to submit an abstract, please be sure to submit by Wednesday. More Information

January 23, 2012
Abstract Submission Deadline is February 6, 2012
It's that time! Submit your abstract for PVSC 38 now!  More Information

November 1, 2011
Online Abstract Submission is Now Open
Submit your abstract for PVSC 38 now! The abstract submission deadline is February 6, 2012.  More Information

November 1, 2011
PVSC 38 Call For Papers
On behalf of the Technical Program Committee, I invite you to submit an abstract on your latest achievements in photovoltaics research, development, and applications to the 38th IEEE PVSC.  Read More

September 28, 2011
PVSC 38 Website Opens
Welcome to the PVSC 38 Website. We hope to see you all in Austin this year! Please check back regularly for the latest news and announcements.



Upcoming Important Dates & Deadlines

The Austin Convention Center

500 E. Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, TX 78701

The Austin Convention Center has a convenient downtown location at 500 E. Cesar Chavez, between the shores of Lady Bird Lake and historic Sixth Street. It has easy access to I-35 and is a short distance from 6,000 downtown hotel rooms. It is only eight miles from the award-winning Austin Bergstrom International Airport.

Convention Center Parking Garages
Ample parking is provided in two parking garages with a total capacity of 1,600 spaces. Convenient shuttle drop-offs are located along Trinity and Cesar Chavez streets.

- 2nd Street Garage
201 East 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701. Entrances on Brazos and San Jacinto streets. Most convenient parking for events scheduled in Exhibit Halls 1, 2 and 3, and meeting rooms 1-10.

- 5th Street Garage
601 East 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701. Entrance on 5th Street, between Red River and Sabine streets. Most convenient parking for events scheduled in Exhibit Halls 5, 4 and 3 and Level 4 meeting rooms 11-19.

The Austin Convention Center Is a LEED Gold certified building located in the heart of the capital of Texas, one of the most affordable cities in America. LEED Gold Certification demonstrates ultimate green building leadership and signifies a model of sustainability that sets the standard in the industry. This achievement deepens Austin's reputation as a premier meeting and convention destination.

The four-story impressive facility spans six city blocks with 370,976 square feet of exhibit and meeting space, including five column-free exhibit halls, seven ballrooms and 54 meeting rooms.

Constructed of native Texas materials, from rustic limestone to polished granite, the facility's different facades reflect the architectural diversity of an historic and vibrant city. Most pre-function spaces have generous, attractive views of downtown Austin. The liberal use of windows connects attendees to the community, invites natural light and provides an open, airy experience.

High Tech
At the Austin Convention Center, customized technology is the standard. Rated one of the most technologically advanced convention centers in the country, this gigabit rated building can support thousands of wireless computers. The convention center offers 255 Mbps+ Internet connectivity over multiple connections and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet. On-site engineers design, install and support clients' networking needs.

There's more to the Austin Convention Center than the building. From initial planning to the closing of events, clients can count on a level of attention that is unsurpassed. The gracious and professional staff's commitment to provide world-class service to its customers brings clients back year after year.

Dining & Nightlife
Austin Convention Center attendees are just down the street from the city's vibrant nightlife, where they can enjoy everything from fine dining in four-star restaurants to down-home barbecue and authentic Tex-Mex. A few steps away from the convention center, visitors find a myriad of entertainment options, including world-famous Sixth Street and the Warehouse District. In a city where the music never stops, live music plays at nearly 200 venues on any given night. Heralded as the "Live Music Capital of the World," the city promises to provide lasting memories found deep in the heart of central Texas.

For more information about the Austin Convention Center, visit their website at www.austinconventioncenter.com. The convention center is also on Facebook.

Author Central is your main resource for all information concerning abstract, manuscript, and copyright form submission.
Please check the Conference Registration section for information concerning fees & deadlines, registration instructions, and cancellation policies.
Looking for information on a past PVSC conference? The Conference Downloads page has links to programs from past PVSC conferences.