Technical Program

Technical Program

Please find the current preliminary program for PVSC 46 listed below. Note that session/presentation details will be posted after the author acceptance deadline.

  Sun - Jun 16      Mon - Jun 17      Tue - Jun 18      Wed - Jun 19      Thu - Jun 20      Fri - Jun 21   


Monday, June 17th

8:30 - 9:00 AM
PLENARY - AREA 7: PLENARY PRESENTATION
Plenary Ballroom

Stratobus - Energetic challenge toward lighter than air innovation
Yannick Combet. Stratobus Venture Director
9:00 - 9:30 AM
PLENARY - AREA 3: PLENARY PRESENTATION
Plenary Ballroom

Empowering Autonomy with Thin-Film, III-V Solar Cells
Brendan Kayes. Alta Devices, Inc.
9:30 - 10:00 AM
PLENARY - AREA 2: PLENARY PRESENTATION
Plenary Ballroom

First Solar's Amazing Progress on CdTe
Raffi Garabedian. First Solar
10:00 - 10:30 AM
PLENARY - AREA 4: PLENARY PRESENTATION
Plenary Ballroom

Passivating contacts: Prospects for high volume manufacturing
Denis De Ceuste. DDC Solar LLC
10:30 - 11:00 AM
BREAK: COFFEE BREAK
Exhibit Hall
11:00 - 12:00 PM
KEYNOTE: OPENING KEYNOTE
Plenary Ballroom
1:30 - 3:00 PM
ORALS - AREA 1: SPECTRAL SELECTIVITY
Chicago 10

1:30
6
Enabling ultrathin III-V solar cells using dual photonic crystals
Jeronimo Buencuerpo, John F. Gesiz, Myles A. Steiner, Adele C. Tamboli. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA

2:00
7
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - Spectrally-selective Photovoltaics via Photonic Band Engineering in Absorbing Media
Arlene Chiu, Botong Qiu, Yida Lin, Ebuka S. Arinze, Lulin Li, Susanna M Thon. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

2:15
8
Thinking Beyond Limiting Efficiencies Of Advanced Concepts: Design Rules And Material Requirements For Realistic Devices
Andreas Pusch, Nicholas J. Ekins-Daukes. School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Engineering, UNSW Sydney, Sydney, *, Australia

2:30
9
Significant improvement of optical properties of BaSi2 due to atomic H passivation by radio-frequency plasma​
Zhihao Xu1, Kazuhiro Gotoh2, Tianguo Deng1, Kaoru Toko1, Noritaka Usami2, Takashi Suemasu1. 1University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, *, Japan.2Nagoya University, Nagoya, *, Japan

2:45
10
Spray-Cast Electrodes in Colloidal Quantum Dot Solar Cells for Portable Solar Energy Manufacturing
LULIN LI1, BOTONG QIU1, LAURA SHIMABUKURO2, YIDA LIN1, SUSANNA M. THON1. 1Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA.2Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, USA
ORALS - AREA 2: ADVANCES TOWARDS HIGH VOC CDTE PHOTOVOLTAICS
Chicago 9

1:30
11
Comparison of P, As & Sb doped Polycrystalline CdTe Solar Cells
Sachit Grover, Xiaoping Li, Dingyuan Lu, Rajni Mallick, Gang Xiong, Markus Gloeckler. First Solar Inc., Santa Clara, CA, USA

2:00
12
Study of Open-Circuit Voltage in CdTe/MgCdTe Double-Heterostructure Solar Cells with Different Hole Contacts
Jia Ding, Yong-Hang Zhang. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA

2:15
13
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - Group-V dopant incorporation for high CdTe hole density and lifetime
Mahisha Amarasinghe1, 2, Eric Colegrove2, David Albin2, Santosh Swain3, Joel Duenow2, Xin Zheng1, 2, Andrew Furguson2, Kelvin Lynn3, Wyatt K Metzger1. 1University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA.2National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA.3Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA

2:30
14
Doping CdSexTe1-x/CdTe Graded Absorber Films with Arsenic for Thin-Film Photovoltaics
Amit H Munshi1, Adam H Danielson1, Santosh Swain2, Carey L Reich1, Tushar M Shimpi1, Seth W McPherson2, Kelvin G Lynn2, Walajabad S Sampath1. 1Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA.2Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA

2:45
15
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - Lifetime and luminescence characterization throughout graded CdSexTe1-x/CdTe solar cells
Xin Zheng1, 2, Darius Kuciauskas1, John Moseley1, Joel Duenow1, Eric Colegrove1, David Albin1, Helio Moutinho1, Andrew Ferguson1, Siva Sivananthan2, Wyatt K. Metzger1. 11, Golden, CO, USA.22, Chicago, IL, USA
ORALS - AREA 3: III-V MULTIJUNCTIONS
Sheraton 2

1:30
16
High efficiency 6-junction solar cells for the global and direct spectra
Ryan M. France1, John F. Geisz1, Myles A. Steiner1, Kevin L. Schulte1, Ivan Garcia2, Michelle Young1, Waldo Olavarria1, Daniel J. Friedman1. 1National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA.2Instituto de Energia Solar - Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Madrid, *, Spain

1:45
17
Development of Germanium Based Wafer Bonded 4-Junction Solar Cells
Oliver Hohn, David Lackner, Charlotte Weiss, Felix Predan, Alexander Franke, Paul Beutel, Michael Schachtner, Ralph Muller, Gerald Siefer, Stefan Janz, Frank Dimroth. Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, *, Germany

2:00
18
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - Demonstrating the GaInP/GaAs three-terminal heterojunction bipolar transistor solar cell
Marius H. Zehender1, Ivan Garcia1, Simon A. Svatek1, Myles A. Steiner2, Pablo Garcia-Linares1, Emily Warren2, Adele Tamboli2, Antonio Marti1, Elisa Antolin1. 1Instituto de Energia Solar - Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Madrid, *, Spain.2National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA

2:15
19
Performance Study of Lattice-Matched Multijunction Solar Cells Incorporating GaInNAsSb Junctions with 0.7 – 1.4 eV Bandgap
Arto Aho, Riku Isoaho, Marianna Raappana, Timo Aho, Ville Polojarvi, Antti Tukiainen, Elina Anttola, Severi Makela, Jarno Reuna, Mircea Guina. Optoelectronics Research Centre / Tampere University, Tampere, *, Finland

2:30
20
Segmented Multi-Junction Solar Cells: A New Opportunity for Cell Design & Optimization
Christopher E. Valdivia , Karin Hinzer. SUNLAB, Centre for Research in Photonics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

2:45
21
Evidence of enhanced Zn-diffusion observed during the growth of Inverted Metamorphic Solar Cells
Manuel Hinojosa, Ivan Garcia, Ignacio Rey-Stolle, Carlos Algora. Instituto de Energia Solar, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Madrid, *, Spain
ORALS - AREA 4: SILICON MATERIAL: FUNDAMENTALS, DEFECTS AND THEIR MITIGATION
Sheraton 4-5

1:30
22
Fundamental Physics behind the Light-induced Degradation of Multicrystalline Silicon Solar Cells
Jan Schmidt1, 2, Dennis Bredemeier1, 2, Dominic C Walter1. 1Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin (ISFH), Emmerthal, *, Germany.2Institute of Solid-State Physics, Leibniz University Hannover, Hannover, *, Germany

1:45
23
Simulation Study on the Concept of Equivalent Defect Density in the Context of Light-Induced Degradation (LID) Experiments
Axel Herguth. University of Konstanz, Konstanz, *, Germany

2:00
24
How Gettering Affects the Temperature Coefficient of the Voc of Multicrystalline Silicon Solar Cells
Sissel Tind Kristensen1, Shuai Nie2, Charly Berthod1, Rune Strandberg1, Jan Ove Odden3, Ziv Hameiri2. 1University of Agder, Grimstad, *, Norway.2University of New South Wales, Sydney, *, Australia.3REC Solar Norway, Kristiansand, *, Norway

2:15
25
Mitigating Process Induced Degradation in p- and n-Czochralski Silicon Wafers with Tabula Rasa
Abigail R Meyer1, Vincenzo LaSalvia2, William Nemeth2, Matthew Page2, David Young2, Sumit Agarwal1, Paul Stradins2. 1Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, USA.2National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA

2:30
26
Revisiting the Auger Limit for High-Efficiency Solar Cells
Simone Bernardini, Mariana Bertoni. Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA

2:45
27
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - Root Cause Analysis of De-Passivation Potential Induced Degradation of Bifacial PERC Cells
Kai Sporleder1, 2, Jan Bauer2, 3, Marko Turek2, Volker Naumann2, Christian Hagendorf2. 1Leipzig University of Applied Sciences, Leipzig, *, Germany.2Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS, Halle, *, Germany.3Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Kothen, *, Germany
ORALS - AREA 5: PERFORMANCE TESTING AND STANDARDS
Chicago 8

1:30
28
Accurate Efficiency Measurements for Emerging PV: A Comparison of NREL’s Steady-State Performance Calibration Protocol on Four Different PV Technologies
Tao Song, Tom Moriarty, Dean Levi. NREL, Golden, CO, USA

2:00
29
Differential Analysis of the Angle of Incidence Response of Utility-Grade PV Modules
Bruce H. King, Charles D. Robinson. Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, USA

2:15
30
Measurement Uncertainties in the Calibration of Multi-Junction Devices for Different Sun Simulators and Reference Devices
S. Kasimir Reichmuth, Gerald Siefer, Michael Schachtner, Matthias Muhleis, Jochen Hohl-Ebinger, Stefan W. Glunz. Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Freiburg, *, Germany

2:30
31
A New Approach to Indoor Characterization of PV Module Energy Yield Parameters
Paul Ndione1, Carl Osterwald1, Larry Ottoson1, Andrew Gabor2, Dean Levi1. 1NREL, Golden, CO, USA.2rightSpot Automation, Westford, MD, USA
ORALS - AREA 6: ADVANCES IN PEROVSKITE AND ORGANIC SOLAR CELLS
Sheraton 1

1:30
32
Triple-halide bandgap tuning in top cells for perovskite/Si tandems
Jixian Xu1, 2, Caleb Boyd2, 3, Daniel Witter1, 2, Joseph M. Luther2, Michael D. McGehee1, 2. 1University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO, USA.2National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA.3Stanford University, STANFORD, CA, USA

1:45
33
Halide Homogenization vs. Cation Segregation: A Balancing Act to Achieve High-Performance Alloyed Perovskite Solar Cells
Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena1, 2, Yanqi Luo3, Thomas M. Brenner3, Jordan Snaider4, Shijing Sun2, Xueying Li3, Lea Nienhaus2, Sarah Wieghold2, Shen Wang3, Ying Shirley Meng3, Ti Wang4, Barry Lai5, Moungi G. Bawendi2, Libai Huang4, Tonio Buonassisi2, David Fenning3. 1Georgia Tech, Atlanta, GA, USA.2MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA.3UCSD, San Diego, CA, USA.4Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA.5APS, Lemont, IL, USA

2:00
34
2D/3D Perovskite Heterostructures for High Performance and High Open Circuit Voltage in Wide Bandgap Perovskite Photovoltaics
Saba Gharibzadeh1, Bahram Abdollahi Nejand1, 2, Marius Jakoby2, Tobias Abzieher1, Somayeh Moghadamzadeh1, Jonas A. Schwenzer1, Philipp Brenner1, Raphael Schmager1, 2, Amir Abbas Haghighirad3, Uli Lemmer1, 2, Bryce S. Richards1, 2, Ian A. Howard1, 2, Ulrich W. Paetzold1, 2. 1Light Technology Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, *, Germany.2Institute of Microstructure Technology, Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyLight Technology Institute, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, *, Germany.33Institute for Solid State Physics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, *, Germany

2:15
35
High Efficiency Semi-Transparent Organic Photovoltaics
Yongxi Li1, Chengang Ji1, Yue Qu1, Xinjing Huang1, Shaocong Hou1, Chang-Zhi Li3, Liang-Sheng Liao2, L. Jay Guo1, Stephen R. Forrest1. 1University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.2Soochow University, Suzhou, *, China.3Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, *, China

2:30
36
Effective Strategies for High Performance Hysteresis-free Mixed Perovskite Solar Cells
Annie Ng1, Zhiwei Ren2, Damir Aidarkhanov1, Bakytzhan Akhmetov1, Gaukhar Nigmetova3, Patrick W. K. Fong2, Aleksandra B. Djuri4, Charles Surya5. 1Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School of Engineering, Nazarbayev University, Astana, *, Kazakhstan.2Department of Electronic Information Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, *, Hong Kong.3Department of Chemistry, School of Science and Technology, Nazarbayev University, Astana, *, Kazakhstan.4Department of Physics, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, *, Hong Kong.5School of Engineering, Nazarbayev University, Astana, *, Kazakhstan

2:45
37
Numerical optimization of organic and hybrid multijunction solar cells
Urs Aeberhard1, Stephane Altazin1, Lidia Stepanova1, Alexandre Stous1, Balthasar Blulle1, Christoph Kirsch2, Evelyne Knapp2, Beat Ruhstaller1, 2. 1Fluxim AG, Winterthur, *, Switzerland.2ZHAW - Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur, *, Switzerland
ORALS - AREA 8: NEW MODULE MATERIALS, DESIGNS AND THEIR OPTIMIZATION
Chicago 6-7

1:30
38
Design, Modeling, and Fabrication of Spectrally Selective Mirrors for Photovoltaic Module Thermal Management
Ian M. Slauch1, Michael G. Deceglie2, Timothy J Silverman2, Vivian E. Ferry1. 1University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA.2National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA

1:45
39
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - Thermo-mechanical degradation at finger-solder interface in a crystalline silicon photovoltaic module under thermal fatigue conditions
Sagarika Kumar, Rajesh Gupta. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, *, India

2:00
40
Comparative Models of Induced Thermomechanical Stress in Silicon Solar Cells Interconnected with Conventional Tabbing and Wire-Based Interconnection Methods
Pei-Chieh Hsiao1, Zhimeng Wang1, Ning Song1, Yang Li1, Zi Ouyang1, Charles Hall1, Chen Zhu2, Jun Lv1, 2, 4, Canjun Shen2, Cheng Chen2, Guoqing Chen2, Xueqing Zhang3, Alison Lennon1. 1UNSWSchool of Photovoltaics and Renewable Energy Engineering, UNSW, Sydney, *, Australia.2LONGi Solar Technology Co., Ltd, Xi'an, *, China.3Hebei Sizhuo Photovoltaic Technology Co., Ltd, Shijiazhuang, *, China.4Electronic information engineering college of Sanjiang university, Nanjing, *, China

2:15
41
Novel Foil Interconnects for Back-Contact Silicon Solar Cells
Kathryn Fisher, Xiaodong Meng, Barry Hartweg, Sujyot Mony, Mariana Bertoni, Zachary Holman. ASU, Tempe, AZ, USA

2:30
42
Mounting Rail Spacers for Improved Solar Panel Durability
Andrew M. Gabor1, Rob Janoch1, Andrew Anselmo1, Jason Lincoln2, Eric J. Schneller2, Hubert Seigneur2, Duncan J. Harwood3, Michael W. Rowell3. 1BrightSpot Automation LLC, Westford, MA, USA.2Florida Solar Energy Center, Cocoa, FL, USA.3D2Solar, San Jose, CA, USA

2:45
43
Technoeconomic Analysis of Photovoltaics Module Manufacturing with Thin Silicon Wafers
Zhe Liu1, Sarah E. Sofia1, Hannu Laine1, Michael Woodhouse2, Sarah Wieghold1, I. Marius Peters1, Tonio Buonassisi1. 1Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA, USA.2National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO, USA
3:00 - 3:30 PM
BREAK: COFFEE BREAK
Exhibit Hall
3:30 - 5:00 PM
POSTERS - AREA 2: INTERFACES AND CONTACT LAYERS IN THIN FILM PV (click to view)
Poster 2
POSTERS - AREA 3: III-V DEVICES, CPV, AND OPTICS (click to view)
Poster 1
POSTERS - AREA 4: MATERIALS & MODELING (click to view)
Poster 3
POSTERS - AREA 5: CHARACTERIZATION 1 (click to view)
Poster 4
POSTERS - AREA 6: IMPROVEMENTS AND SCALE-UP OF ORGANIC, HYBRID AND PEROVSKITE SOLAR CELLS (click to view)
Poster 5
POSTERS - AREA 8: NEW MODULE MATERIALS AND DESIGNS (click to view)
Poster 6
5:00 - 7:00 PM
EXHIBITION: EXHIBIT RECEPTION
Exhibit Hall