Technical Program

Technical Program

Please find the final program for PVSC 46 listed below.

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Wednesday, June 19th

8:15 - 8:30 AM
SPECIAL - SPECIAL SESSION: INTRODUCTION
Chair/Organizer: Sarah Kurtz, Mariana Bertoni
Plenary Ballroom
8:30 - 9:00 AM
PLENARY - JOINT AREA SESSION: JOINT PLENARY PRESENTATION AREAS 8 AND 9
Chair/Organizer: Max Koentopp, Teresa Barnes, Wilfried van Sark
Plenary Ballroom

Bifacial PV System Performance: Separating Fact from Fiction
Chris Deline. National Renewable Energy Laboratory
9:00 - 9:30 AM
PLENARY - AREA 10: PLENARY PRESENTATION
Chair/Organizer: Brian Johnson
Plenary Ballroom

The Emergence of Microinverters and Alternating Current Photovoltaic Modules
Patrick Chapman. Enphase Energy
9:30 - 10:00 AM
PLENARY - JOINT AREA SESSION: JOINT PLENARY PRESENTATION AREAS 11 AND 12
Chair/Organizer: Izumi Kaizuka, Russ Jones
Plenary Ballroom

100% Renewable Energy
Andrew Blakers. Australian National University
10:00 - 10:30 AM
BREAK - BREAK: COFFEE BREAK
Plenary Ballroom
10:30 - 12:00 PM
ORALS - AREA 2: INDUSTRIAL ADVANCEMENTS IN CIGSE AND CDTE
Chair/Organizer: Rouin Farshchi, Heayoung Yoon
Chicago 9

10:30
432
Cd-free Cu(In, Ga)(Se, S)2 thin-film solar cell with a new world record efficacy of 23.35%
Motoshi Nakamura1, 2, Koji Yamaguchi1, 2, Yoshinori Kimoto1, 2, Yusuke Yasaki1, 2, Takuya Kato1, 2, Hiroki Sugimoto1, 2. 1K.Atsugi Research Center, Solar Frontier K.K, Atsugi, *, Japan.2RaD Strategy Division, Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K., Atsugi, *, Japan

11:00
433
KF post deposition treatment in N2 of single-stage thin Cu(In, Ga)Se2 absorber layers
Jessica de Wild1, 2, 3, Thierry Kohl1, 2, 3, Dilara Gokcen Buldu1, 2, 3, Gizem Birant1, 2, 3, David Mate Parragh1, 2, 6, Guy Brammertz1, 2, 3, Marc Meuris1, 2, 3, Jeff Poortmans3, 4, 5, Bart Vermand1, 2, 3. 1IMO Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, *, Belgium.2IMEC devision IMOMEC, Diepenbeek, *, Belgium.3Energyville, Genk, *, Belgium.4imec, Leuven, *, Belgium.5Catholic University of Leuven, Heverlee, *, Belgium.6Miscolc University, Miskolc-Egyetemvaros, *, Hungary

11:15
434
Inline Rubidium Fluoride Treatment of (A)CIGS Absorbers Deposited onto Flexible Substrates in a Production-Scale Process Tool
Ryan M. Kaczynski, JinWoo Lee, Jane van Alsburg, Yejiao Wang, Baosheng Sang. Global Solar Energy, Tucson, AZ, USA

11:30
435
Color Quantification for Process Monitoring and Appearance Control of Thin Film PV
Timothy Nagle, Anna Wojtowicz, Dmitry Poplavskyy. MiaSole Hi-Tech, Santa Clara, CA, USA

11:45
436
Electroplated CdTe Solar Technology At Reel Solar
KUO-JUI HSIAO. Reel Solar Power Inc., San Jose, CA, USA
ORALS - AREA 3: REDUCING THE COST OF III-VS
Chair/Organizer: Nikhil Jain, Stephanie Tomasulo
Sheraton 2

10:30
437
GaAs Solar Cells Grown at Rates > 300 µm/h by Atmospheric-Pressure Dynamic Hydride Vapor Phase Epitaxy
Wondwosen Metaferia, Kevin L Schulte, John Simon, Steve Johnston, Aaron J Ptak. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA

10:45
438
GaAs Solar Cells Grown on Sapphire with Multi-Layer Transfer Printed Virtual Substrates
Kenneth J Schmieder1, Matthew P Lumb2, Jill A Nolde1, Mitchell F Bennett2, Stephanie Tomasulo1, Michael K Yakes1, Shawn C Mack1, Jesse A Frantz1, Jason Myers1, Robert J Walters3. 1US Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, USA.2George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA.3Formerly with US Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, USA

11:00
439
High-speed MOVPE growth of InGaP solar cells
Hassanet Sodabanlu1, Akinori Ubukata2, Kentaroh Watanabe1, Takeyoshi Sugaya3, Yoshiaki Nakano4, Masakazu Sugiyama1, 4. 1Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, Tokyo, *, Japan.2Tsukuba Laboratories, Taiyo Nippon Sanso, Ibaraki, *, Japan.3National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Ibaraki, *, Japan.4School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, *, Japan

11:15
440
Spatial Uniformity of GaAs Solar Cells Grown by Dynamic Hydride Vapor Phase Epitaxy
Kevin L Schulte, Wondwosen Metaferia, John Simon, Aaron J Ptak. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA

11:30
441
High-doping performance of sulfur and zinc dopants for tunnel diodes using hydride vapor phase epitaxy
Ryuji Oshima1, Yasushi Shoji1, Kikuo Makita1, Akinori Ubukata2, Takeyoshi Sugaya1. 1National Institute of Advance Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, *, Japan.2Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation, Tsukuba, *, Japan

11:45
442
Ge virtual substrates for high efficiency III-V solar cells: applications, potential and challenges
Ivan Garcia1, Manuel Hinojosa1, Ivan Lombardero1, Luis Cifuentes1, Ignacio Rey-Stolle1, Carlos Algora1, Huy Nguyen2, Stuart Edwards2, Aled Morgan2, Andrew Johnson2. 1Instituto de EnergIa Solar - Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Madrid, *, Spain.2IQE PLC, Cardiff, *, United Kingdom
ORALS - AREA 4: INNOVATIONS IN MANUFACTURED SOLAR CELLS
Chair/Organizer: Noritaka Usami, Radovan Kopecek
Sheraton 4-5

10:30
443
Integration of passivated contact technology and interdigitated back contact structure on 6’ substrate
Guanchao Xu, Mingzhang Deng, Shu Chen, Daming Chen, Yunyun Hu, Xueling Zhang, Yang Yang, Pietro Altermatt, Zhiqiang Feng, Verlinden J. Pierre.

10:45
444
PolySi Based Passivating Contacts Enabling Industrial Silicon Solar Cell Efficiencies up to 24%
Maciej Stodolny, Yu Wu, John Anker, Xiaoqian Lu, Ji Liu, Paula Bronsveld, Agnes Mewe, Gaby Janssen, Gianluca Coletti, Kees Tool, Bart Geerligs, Jochen Loffler, Arthur Weeber. ECN part of TNO - Solar Energy, 1755 LE Petten, *, Netherlands

11:00
445
Development and Mass Production of Bifacial Q.ANTUM p-Cz PERC Cells
Benjamin G. Lee, Janko Cieslak, Axel Schwabedissen, Dirk Wissen, Steffen Geisler, Tomasz Rudolph, Florian Stenzel, Bjorn Faulwetter-Quandt, Martin Schaper, Ronny Bakowskie, Richard Won, Jorg W. Muller. Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH, Bitterfeld-Wolfen, *, Germany

11:15
446
Investigation of 23% monoPoly Screen-Printed Silicon Solar Cells with an Industrial Rear Passivated Contact
Naomi Nandakumar1, John Rodriguez1, Thomas Kluge2, Thomas Grosse2, Lauretta Fondop2, Nagarajan Balaji1, Marcel Konig2, Shubham Duttagupta1. 1Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), Singapore, *, Singapore.2Meyer Burger (Germany) GmbH, Hohenstein-Ernstthal, *, Germany

11:30
447
21.4% efficiency bifacial multi-Si PERC cells and 410W modules
Jian Wu, Huade Wu, Xi Chen, Zheng Yao, Daqi Zhang, Shichao Su, Meirong Zhang, Fangdan Jiang, Guoqiang Xing. Canadian Solar Inc., Suzhou, *, China

11:45
448
Alleviating performance and cost constraints in silicon heterojunction cells with HJT 2.0
Derk Leander Batzner, Pierre Papet, Boris Legradic, Damien Lachenal, Robert Kramer, Till Kossler, Ludovic Andreetta, Sarah Pitteloud, Niels Holm, Jean Partick Cardoso, Cedric Aeby, Walter Frammelsberger, Benjamin Strahm. Meyer Burger Research AG, Hauterive, *, Switzerland
ORALS - AREA 6: CHARACTERIZATION AND GROWTH OF PEROVSKITE AND ORGANIC PV MATERIALS
Chair/Organizer: Huanping Zhou, Frank Liu, Paul Ndione
Sheraton 1

10:30
449
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - Quantitative Specifications for Successful E-beam Induced Current Microscopy of Halide Perovskite Devices
Yanqi Luo1, Pritesh Parikh1, Thomas M Brenner1, Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena 2, Tonio Buonassisi3, Ying Shirley Meng1, David P Fenning1. 1Department of Nanoengineering, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA.2School of Materials Science and Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA.3Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

11:00
450
Effects of Annealing and Light on Co-evaporated Methylammonium Lead Iodide Perovskites using Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy in Ultra-High Vacuum
Thibaut Gallet, Evandro Martin Lanzoni, Alex Redinger. Scanning Probe Microscopy Laboratory, Department of Physics and Materials Science, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, *, Luxembourg

11:15
451
The Effect of Tert-butylammonium Addition in Methylammonium Lead Iodide Perovskite Solar Cells
Noor Titan Putri Hartono1, Shijing Sun1, Maria Gelvez-Rueda2, Polly Pierone3, Matthew Erodici3, Jason Yoo1, Fengxia Wei4, Moungi Bawendi1, Ferdinand Grozema2, Meng-ju Sher3, Tonio Buonassisi1, Juan-Pablo Correa-Baena1. 1Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA.2Delft University of Technology, Delft, *, Netherlands.3Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, USA.4Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR, Singapore, *, Singapore

11:30
452
Understanding Measurement Artifacts Causing Inherent Cation Gradients in Depth Profiles of Perovskite Photovoltaics with TOF-SIMS
Steven P Harvey, Fei Zhang, Axel Palmstrom, Kai Zhu, Joe Berry. National Renewable Energy Laborator, CO, CO, USA

11:45
453
Analytical Approach for Investigating the Morphological Optimization BHJ Organic Solar Cell to Boost the Performance
Zeinab Ebrahimpour1, M Piralaee 1, Asghar Asgari Tokaldani1, 2. 1Research Institute for Applied Physics and Astronomy, University of Tabriz, Iran., Tabriz, *, Iran.2School of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia, Perth, *, Australia
ORALS - AREA 7: SPACE SOLAR CELLS AND SYSTEMS
Chair/Organizer: Federica Cappelluti, David Wilt
Chicago 10

10:30
454
Preliminary Study on Super Radiation-Resistant Mechanical-Stack Triple-Junction Space Solar Cell: PHOENIX
Mitsuru Imaizumi1, Tatsuya Takamoto2, Hiroki Sugimoto3, Takeshi Ohshima4, Shiro Kawakita1. 1JAXA, Tsukuba, *, Japan.2SHARP, Yamato-koriyama, *, Japan.3Solar Frontier, Atsugi, *, Japan.4QST, Takasaki, *, Japan

10:45
455
High-Efficiency Corrugated Monocrystalline Silicon Solar Cells with Multi-Directional Flexing Capabilities
Nazek El-Atab1, Rana Shamsuddin2, Rabab Bahabry3, Muhammad M. Hussain1, 4. 1MMH Labs, Computer Electrical Mathematical Science and Engineering Division, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal, *, Saudi Arabia.2Department of Physics, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, *, Saudi Arabia.3Department of Physics, University of Jeddah, Al Faisaliah Campus, Jeddah, *, Saudi Arabia.4EECS, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA

11:00
456
Nanowire Solar Cells: A New Radiation Hard PV Technology For Space Applications
Pilar Espinet-Gonzalez1, Enrique Barrigon2, Yan Chen2, Gaute Otnes2, Giuliano Vescovi3, Colin Mann4, John V. Lloyd1, Don Walker4, Michael D. Kelzenberg1, Ingvar Aberg3, Magnus Borgstrom2, Lars Samuelson2, 3, Harry A. Atwater1. 1California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA.2Lund University, Lund, *, Sweden.3Sol Voltaics, Lund, *, Sweden.4The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA, USA

11:15
457
Epitaxial Lifted-Off Thin Film GaInP/GaAs/GaInNAsSb Lattice-Matched Triple Junction Solar Cells
Naoya Miyashita1, Nazmul Ahsan1, Yoshitaka Okada1, Rao Tatavarti2, Andree Wibowo2, Noren Pan2. 1Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, *, Japan.2MicroLink Devices, Niles, IL, USA

11:30
458
Qualification of 32% BOL and 28% EOL Efficient XTE Solar Cells
Philip T Chiu, Daniel C Law, Chris M Fetzer, Moran Haddad, Shoghig Mesropian, Rob Cravens. Spectrolab, Sylmar, CA, USA

11:45
459
Space PV Concentrators for Outer Planet and Near-Sun Missions Using Ultra-Light Fresnel Lenses Made with Vanishing Tools
Mark O'Neill 1, A.J. McDanal1, Geoffrey Landis2, Robert Pricone3, Challa Kumar4, Megan Puglia4. 1Mark O'Neill, LLC, Fort Worth, TX, USA.2NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH, USA.310X Technology LLC, Libertyville, IL, USA.4University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
ORALS - AREA 9: MECHANICAL DURABILITY OF MODULES AND MATERIALS
Chair/Organizer: Roger French, Dirk Jordan
Chicago 6-7

10:30
460
Movement of Cracked Silicon Solar Cells During Module Temperature Changes
Timothy J Silverman1, 2, Martin Bliss2, Ali Abbas2, Tom Betts2, Michael Walls2, Ingrid Repins1. 1National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA.2Loughborough University, Loughborough, *, United Kingdom

10:45
461
Microcrack Formation in Silicon Solar Cells during Cold Temperatures
Hubert Seigneur1, Eric Schneller1, Jason Lincoln1, Andrew Gabor2, Michael Rowell3, Hossein Ebrahimi1, Ranajay Ghosh1, Victor Huayamave4. 1University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA.2BrightSpot Automation, Westford, MA, USA.3D2Solar, San Jose, CA, USA.4Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL, USA

11:00
462
The Impact of Cold Temperature Exposure in Mechanical Durability Testing of PV Modules
Eric J. Schneller1, Hubert Seigneur1, Jason Lincoln1, Andrew M. Gabor2. 1University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA.2Brightspot Automation, Westford, MA, USA

11:15
463
Influence of Front-Side Ag Metallization on High Temperature and High Humidity Test of Crystalline Silicon PV Module
Taeko Semba, Takeo Shimada, Takayuki Fujita. NAMICS Corporation, Niigata, *, Japan

11:30
464
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - Damp Heat Induced Degradation of Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells with Cu-plated Contacts
Joseph Karas1, Archana Sinha2, Viswa Buddha2, Andre Augusto1, Govindasamy TamizhMani2, Stuart Bowden1. 1Solar Power Laboratory, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA.2Photovoltaic Reliability Laboratory, Arizona State University, Mesa, AZ, USA

11:45
465
Impact of Transportation on Indian Roads‚ on PV Modules
Devan P. Vasudevan1, Parth Bhatt1, Anil Kottantharayil2. 1NCPRE, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, *, India.2Waaree Energies Ltd, Surat, *, India
ORALS - AREA 10: MICROGRIDS AND PV POWER PLANTS
Chair/Organizer: Adrian Haering, Akanksha Singh
Chicago 8

10:30
466
Validation of Grid-Forming Inverters Dynamic Models using a Power Hardware-in-the-Loop Testbed
Javier Hernandez-Alvidrez1, Adam Summers1, Matthew J Reno1, Jack Flicker1, Nataraj Pragallapati2. 1Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, USA.2New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, USA

10:45
467
Integration of Photovoltaic Systems into Smart Grids - Demonstration of Solar-, Storage and E-Mobility Applications within a Secure Energy Information Network in Germany
Gerd Heilscher1, Shuo Chen1, Falko Ebe1, Heiko Lorenz1, Sebastian Hess2, Jens Wenning3, Christoph Kondzialka1. 1Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Ulm, *, Germany.2ZENNER Hessware GmbH, Mannheim, *, Germany.3meteocontrol GmbH, Augsburg, *, Germany

11:00
468
Can Photovoltaic Plants Cause Voltage Flicker? – Field Measurement and Screening
Xiaojie Shi, Tom Key, Aminul Huque. Electric Power Research Institute, Knoxville, TN, USA

11:15
469
Mathematical Approach to Represent Voltage Regulation Equipment and Calculate Distribution Feeder Voltage
Anand Kumar1, Santiago Grijalva1, Jeremiah Deboever2, Jouni Peppanen2, Matthew Rylander2. 1Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA.2Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA, USA

11:30
470
Photovoltaic Inverter Momentary Cessation: Recovery Process is Key
Brian J. Pierre1, Mohamed E. Elkhatib2, Andy Hoke3. 1Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, USA.2SaC Electric Company, Chicago, IL, USA.3National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA

11:45
471
Highly Reliable Multi-Port Smart Inverter Modules for PV-Based Energy Systems
Jinia Roy, Gab-Su Seo, Akanksha Singh. National Renewable Energy Lab, Golden, CO, USA
1:30 - 3:00 PM
ORALS - SPECIAL SESSION: UNDERSTANDING THE VALUE OF EFFICIENCY IN MAINSTREAM PV MARKETS
Chair/Organizer: Kelsey Horowitz , Arnulf-Jaeger-Waldau , Masafumi Yamaguchi
Plenary Ballroom

1:30
472
Perspectives on the value of efficiency and market growth
Kelsey Horowitz. National Renewable Energy Laboratory

1:45
473
The Case for Expansion of Mono-Crystalline Silicon
Hongbin Fang. Longi Solar

1:52
474
The Case for Continued Dominance of Multi-Crystalline Silicon
Qi Wang. Jinko Solar

1:59
475
Do zero-energy building requirements motivate use of higher efficiency solar cells?
Andreas Bett. FhG ISE

2:06
476
Vehicle Applications that Place High Value on Very High Efficiency Solar Cells
Tatsuya Takamoto. Sharp

2:13
477
Panel and Audience Discussion
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3:00 - 4:00 PM
ORALS - SPECIAL SESSION: AWARDS CEREMONY, CHERRY AND YOUNG PROFESSIONAL AWARD.
Chair/Organizer: Myles Steiner, Pierre Verlinden
Plenary Ballroom

3:00
478
Introduction
Myles Steiner1, Fernando Guarin2. 1National Renewable Energy Laboratory .2IEEE EDS

3:10
479
Presentation of IEEE Stuart R. Wenham Young Professional Award
Myles Steiner. National Renewable Energy Laboratory

3:20
480
Presentation of William R. Cherry Award
Pierre Verlinden. AMROCK

3:25
481
New Avenues for High Efficiency Photovoltaics via Photonic Design
Harry Atwater. California Institute of Technology

3:55
482
Recognition and Photo with Previous Cherry Award Winners
Pierre Verlinden. AMROCK
4:00 - 4:30 PM
BREAK - BREAK: COFFEE BREAK
Exhibit Hall
4:30 - 6:00 PM
POSTERS - AREA 12: PV DEPLOYMENT, POLICY AND SUSTAINABILITY (click to view)
Chair/Organizer: John Benner , Gaetan Masson, Izumi Kaizuka
Poster 5
POSTERS - AREA 11: SOLAR RESOURCE FOR PV AND FORECASTING (click to view)
Chair/Organizer: Russ Jones, Jing Huang, Wilfried van Sark
Poster 1

Research on ground-based or satellite solar resource assessment, such as new technologies, uncertainty quantification or intercomparison of existing technologies, application of solar resource data to derive economic metrics (P90 etc.), satellite data corrections using ground data (site adaptation), models for estimating solar variability of a large power plant or distributed systems based on a point sensor, or intensive measurement campaigns. Solar resource characterization and modeling specific to PV system performance prediction, such as cell temperature models, soiling, angle-of-incidence effects, transposition models to the plane-of-array, etc.

POSTERS - AREA 1: NOVEL CONVERSION MECHANISMS & MATERIALS (click to view)
Chair/Organizer: Gavin Conibeer, Ulrich Paetzold
Poster 3
POSTERS - AREA 2: FOCUS SESSION ON THIN FILM PV ABSORBERS (click to view)
Chair/Organizer: Lorelle Mansfield, Robert Klie, Sina Soltanmohammad
Poster 2
POSTERS - AREA 4: SURFACE PASSIVATION & LIGHT MANAGEMENT (click to view)
Chair/Organizer: Zachary Holman, Samuel Harrison, Ziv Hameiri
Poster 4
POSTERS - AREA 9: CELL AND MODULE DEGRADATION (click to view)
Chair/Organizer: Stephanie Moffit, Tadanori Tanahashi, David Dassler
Poster 6
POSTERS - AREA 10: PV POWER SYSTEMS MODELING, ANALYSIS AND CONTROL (click to view)
Chair/Organizer: Adrian Haering, Rui Yang, Aminul Huque
Poster 7
6:00 - 8:00 PM
POSTERS - SPECIAL SESSION: SETO POSTER SESSION AT PVSC-46 (click to view)
Sheraton 3

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) is pleased to be hosting a poster session to showcase the research by SETO awardees funded under the photovoltaic subprogram. This poster session is open to all PVSC attendees.