Technical Program

Technical Program

Please find the final program for PVSC 46 listed below.

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Tuesday, June 18th

8:15 - 8:30 AM
PLENARY - AWARD: IEEE EDS FELLOW PRESENTATION
Plenary Ballroom
8:30 - 9:00 AM
PLENARY - AREA 1: PLENARY PRESENTATION
Chair/Organizer: Gavin Conibeer
Plenary Ballroom
9:00 - 9:30 AM
PLENARY - AREA 6: PLENARY PRESENTATION
Chair/Organizer: Philip Schulz
Plenary Ballroom
9:30 - 10:00 AM
PLENARY - AREA 5: PLENARY PRESENTATION
Chair/Organizer: Laurent Lombez, Hidefumi Akiyama
Plenary Ballroom
10:00 - 10:30 AM
BREAK - BREAK: COFFEE BREAK
Exhibit Hall
10:30 - 12:00 PM
ORALS - AREA 12: MARKET, POLICY, FINANCING AND INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
Chair/Organizer: Keiichiro SAKURAI , Xiaojing Hao
Chicago 10
ORALS - AREA 2: CIGSE ALKALI TREATMENTS AND OTHER INTERFACE PHENOMENA
Chair/Organizer: Bill Shafarman, Lorelle Mansfield
Chicago 9
ORALS - AREA 5: ADVANCED CHARACTERIZATION FOR PEROVSKITE PV
Chair/Organizer: Ian Sellers, Joe Berry
Chicago 8
ORALS - AREA 8: SYSTEM OPTIMIZATION AND PERFORMANCE
Chair/Organizer: George Makrides, Ralph Gottschalg
Sheraton 2
ORALS - AREA 9: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE ON PV DEGRADATION
Chair/Organizer: Mike Deceglie, Birk Jones
Chicago 6-7
ORALS - AREA 10: POWER CONVERTER DESIGN, MODELING AND CONTROL
Chair/Organizer: Jungwon Choi, Xiaonan Lu
Sheraton 1
ORALS - JOINT AREA SESSION: HYBRID TANDEMS - BATTLE ROYALE (JOINT SESSION AREAS 3 & 6)
Chair/Organizer: Emily Warren, Philip Schulz
Sheraton 4-5
1:30 - 3:00 PM
ORALS - AREA 1: QUANTUM WELLS & 2D MATERIALS
Chair/Organizer: Peter Bermel, Ian Sellers
Chicago 10
ORALS - AREA 2: ADVANCED CHARACTERIZATION AND SIMULATION OF CDTE
Chair/Organizer: Angus Rockett, Aaron Arehart
Chicago 9
ORALS - AREA 4: SILICON MATERIAL: SUBSTRATE FORMATION AND PREPARATION
Chair/Organizer: Chenlei Wang, Jan Schmidt
Sheraton 4-5
ORALS - AREA 5: ADVANCED CHARACTERIZATION FOR SILICON PV
Chair/Organizer: Roger French, Alison Lennon
Chicago 8
ORALS - AREA 6: APPLICATIONS OF PEROVSKITE PV: TANDEMS, SCALE-UP AND INDUSTRIALIZATION
Chair/Organizer: Ulrich Paetzold, Juan Pablo Correa-Baena
Sheraton 1
ORALS - AREA 9: PV DEGRADATION ASSESSMENT METHODS
Chair/Organizer: Teresa Barnes, Atsushi Masuda, Gabriele Eder
Chicago 6-7
ORALS - AREA 10: GRID INTEGRATION, HIGH-PENETRATION PV AND ENERGY STORAGE
Chair/Organizer: Sairaj Dhople, Aminul Huque
Sheraton 2
3:00 - 3:30 PM
BREAK - BREAK: COFFEE BREAK
Exhibit Hall
3:30 - 5:30 PM
ORALS - SPECIAL SESSION: CONTACTING ADVANCED INDUSTRIAL WAFER SILICON CELLS: CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS FOR TEST LABS AND EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS
Chair/Organizer: Dean Levi
Sheraton 1

As silicon PV technology advances the contact patterns on industrial wafer silicon solar cells are rapidly evolving. Multiple patterned busbars and busbar-less cells can increase efficiency and reduce cost. These changes present significant challenges for calibration labs. As contact patterns and cell interconnections in modules evolve, even the concept of Isc for STC calibration of wafers becomes blurry. Do we need to consider a new standard to ensure that wafer calibrations continue to be meaningful? Join speakers from major calibration labs, equipment suppliers, and PV manufacturers in this informal symposium to discuss challenges and solutions presented by the rapid evolution of wafer contact patterns.

3:30 - 5:00 PM
POSTERS - AREA 2: CHARACTERIZATION AND MODELING OF THIN FILM PHOTOVOLTAICS
Chair/Organizer: Tushar Shimpi, Chris Ferekides, Heayoung Yoon
Poster 2
POSTERS - AREA 3: HYBRID TANDEMS, COST REDUCTION, AND NOVEL CONCEPTS
Chair/Organizer: Karin Hinzer, Larry Lee, Ed Crossland
Poster 1
POSTERS - AREA 4: PERFORMANCE & RELIABILITY
Chair/Organizer: Ron Sinton, Etienne Drahi, Supawan Joonwichien
Poster 3
POSTERS - AREA 6: PEROVSKITE MATERIALS AND DEVICES
Chair/Organizer: Roberto Felix, Solene Bechu, David Fenning
Poster 4
POSTERS - AREA 8: SYSTEM OPTIMIZATION, PERFORMANCE AND MODELS
Chair/Organizer: Keith McIntosh, Kendra Conrad, Evan Riley
Poster 5
POSTERS - AREA 9: SYSTEM PERFORMANCE AND DEGRADATION
Chair/Organizer: Jeff Newmiller, Kaushik Roy-Choudhury, Bennet Meyers
Poster 6
4:00 - 5:00 PM
SPECIAL - SPECIAL SESSION: PV JOBS PANEL
Chair/Organizer: Nikhil Jain
Sheraton 2
5:00 - 6:00 PM
SPECIAL - SPECIAL SESSION: PV JOBS FAIR
Chair/Organizer: Nikhil Jain
Riverwalk Promenade
7:00 - 8:30 PM
ORALS - SPECIAL SESSION: PV MYTHS, LEGENDS, AND FOLKLORE - HOSTED BY KAZ KAZMERSKI
Chair/Organizer: Larry Kazmerski
Sheraton 2

This will be a fun evening led by Larry Kazmerski (Kaz) to explore misconceptions about PV, visit some PV related legends and the folklore of measuring efficiencies. Journal editors will join the discussion to share learnings and challenges of getting a paper published.