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A fun and educational tradition of the IEEE-PVSC, is the extended 3 hour tutorials given on the Sunday before the conference. These tutorials give a deep insight into selected research and development topics and serve both as an expert review of the field for all, as well as an introduction for newcomers. We have selected 12 hot topics including advanced silicon PV technology, Perovskite Cells, III-V on Silicon, Building Integration and PV Storage. The tutorials are given by some of the most recognized and experienced scientists in the field. All tutorials come with a set of slides which are an indispensable source of information that you will not find anywhere else! Students get one free ticket but nobody should miss this opportunity. Confirm your participation early in advance as tickets will be limited. We look forward to welcoming you on Sunday June, 25 at 9:00 AM.

Best regards,

Frank Dimroth
Tutorial Chair
2017 IEEE PVSC-44

Stephanie Tomasulo
Tutorial Chair
2017 IEEE PVSC-44

The IEEE PVSC will be offering half day tutorials on Sunday June 25th, 2017. The tutorials cover a wide range of photovoltaic related topics, presented by the leading experts in the field.

Please note the following times for the Tutorials:
Sunday AM Tutorials: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday PM Tutorials: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Morning Tutorials (offered on Sunday)

AM1 “Fundamentals of Photovoltaics”, Prof. Ned Ekins-Daukes, Imperial College, UK

AM2 “Advanced solar cell characterization including PL/EL/thermography”, Prof. Thorsten Trupke, UNSW, Australia and Dr. Martin Schubert, Fraunhofer ISE, Germany

AM3 “Simulating optical losses in solar cells and modules”, Dr. Keith
Mcintosh, PV Lighthouse, Australia

AM4 “Utility scale PV power plants: design, modelling, financing, grid
integration, PPAs, operation”, Erika Brosz, Recurrent Energy, and Dr. Cliff
Hansen, Sandia, USA

AM5 “Reliability of PV Cells and Modules, Life Cycle Analysis and Recycling”, Dr. Sarah Kurtz, NREL and Dr. John Wohlegmuth, NREL, USA

AM6 “Physics and Technology of Silicon Solar Cells”, Prof. Andres Cuevas, Australian National University, Australia and Dr. Ron Sinton, Sinton Instruments, USA

Afternoon Tutorials (offered on Sunday)

PM1 “Building Integrated PV and PV in urban environments”, Tilmann Kuhn, Fraunhofer ISE, Germany and N.N.

PM2 “Energy storage for PV - dispatchable solar energy”, N.N.

PM3 “Solar cell and module characterization”, Dr. Gerald Siefer, Fraunhofer ISE, Germany and Dr. Yoshihiro Hishikawa, AIST, Japan

PM4 “Multijunction Solar Cells III-V and III-V/Si tandems”, Dr. Myles Steiner, NREL and Prof. Tyler Grassman, Ohio State University, USA

PM5 “Thin Film CdTe, CIGS, a-Si/nc-Si Solar Cells”, Dr. Steve Hegedus, Univ. of Delaware and N.N., USA

PM6 “Perovskite based solar cells, organic and dye sensitized solar cells”, Prof. Anders Hagfeldt, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland

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