Technical Program

Technical Program

Please find the final program for PVSC 46 listed below.

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Thursday, June 20th

8:30 - 10:00 AM
ORALS - AREA 11: SOLAR POWER FORECASTING AND GRID INTEGRATION
Chair/Organizer: Joakim Widen, Jan Kleissl
Sheraton 1

8:30
642
Operationally Perfect Solar Power Forecasts: A Scalable Strategy to Lowest-Cost Firm Solar Power Generation
Richard Perez1, Marc Perez2, Marco Pierro3, James Schlemmer1, Sergey Kivalov1, John Dise2, Mark Grammatico2, Agate Swierc2, Philipp Schmidd2, Patrick Keelin2, Jorge Ferreira2, Morgan Putnam2, Thomas E. Hoff2. 1University at Albany, Albany, NY, USA.2Clean Power Research, Kirkland, WA, USA.3University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, *, Italy

8:45
643
Solar Forecasting for Low Voltage Network Operations: Selected Case Studies in Australia
Nicholas A. Engerer, Jamie M. Bright, Carl Tidemann. Australian National University, Canberra, *, Australia

9:15
645
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - Benchmark analysis of day-ahead solar power forecasting techniques using weather predictions
Lennard R. Visser, Tarek A. AlSkaif, Wilfried G.J.H.M van Sark. Utrecht University, Utrecht, *, Netherlands

9:30
646
On the Interdependence and Importance of Meteorological Variables for Photovoltaic Output Power Estimation
Tarek AlSkaif1, Soumyabrata Dev2, Lennard Visser1, Murhaf Hossari2, Wilfried van Sark1. 1Utrecht University, Utrecht, *, Netherlands.2Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, *, Ireland

9:45
647
Prediction of Representative Waveform of Surplus PV Power Based on Cluster Analysis of Power Demand and PV Output
Akito Kawanobe1, Shinji Wakao1, Tomoya Taima2, Norihiro Kanno2, Hiroyuki Mabuchi2. 1Waseda University, Shinjyuku-ku, *, Japan.2Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc., Yokohama-shi, *, Japan
ORALS - AREA 1: INTERMEDIATE BAND PHOTOVOLTAICS
Chair/Organizer: Susanna Thon, Gergely Zimanyi
Chicago 10

8:30
648
Minimum material quality threshold for intermediate band solar cells using a multi-band device simulator with fully coupled optics
Matthew M. Wilkins1, 2, Eduard C. Dumitrescu1, Jacob J. Krich1, 2. 1Department of Physics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada.2School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Ottawa, ON, Canada

9:00
649
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - Intermediate Band Challenge in InAs/GaAs Quantum Dot Solar Cell at Cryogenic Temperatures
Yangyi Yao , Mario Dagenais. University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA

9:15
650
Device model for intermediate band materials
Eduard C. Dumitrescu1, Matthew M. Wilkins1, 2, Jacob J. Krich1, 2. 1Department of Physics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada.2School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Ottawa, ON, Canada

9:30
651
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - InGaN Quantum Dots for Intermediate Band Solar Cells
Luc Robichaud1, Jacob J. Krich1, 2. 1Department of Physics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada.2School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada

9:45
652
Addressing Safety Issues in Development of Quantum Dot Incorporated EVA Lamination of Photovoltaic Devices
Bahareh Sadeghimakki, Yaxin Zheng, Roohollah S. Tarighat, Jacob A.L. Brunning, Hrilina Ghosh, Siva Sivoththaman. University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada
ORALS - AREA 2: CIGSE MODELING AND CHARACTERIZATION
Chair/Organizer: Shubhra Bansal, Edgardo Saucedo
Chicago 9

8:30
653
Dry Heat-Induced Degradation of (Ag, Cu)(In, Ga)Se2 Solar Cells: Experiment and Simulation
Aaron Arehart1, Pran Paul1, Jeff Bailey2, Rouin Farshchi2, Dmitry Poplavskyy2. 1The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA.2MiaSole Hi-Tech Corp., Santa Clara, CA, USA

8:45
654
Study of wavelength-resolved light-induced metastable defects in (Ag, Cu)(In, Ga)Se2 thin-films using capacitance methods
Abhinav Chikhalkar1, Michael Goryll1, William Shafarman2, Richard King1. 1Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA.2University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA

9:00
655
Quantitative analysis of the separate influences of material composition and local defects on the Voc of photovoltaic devices
Johannes Hepp1, 2, 3, Andreas Vetter1, 2, Bernhard Hofbeck2, Umair Sultan2, Jens A. Hauch1, 2, 4, Christian Camus1, 2, 4, Christoph J. Brabec1, 2, 4. 1Materials for Electronics and Energy Technology (iMEET), Erlangen, *, Germany.2Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern), Erlangen, *, Germany.3Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT), Erlangen, *, Germany.4Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nuremberg for Renewable Energy (HI ERN), Erlangen, *, Germany

9:15
656
Numerical simulation of CIGS solar cells with Zn(O, S) or (Cd, Zn)S buffers and (Zn, Mg)O as high-resistive layer
Giovanna Sozzi1, Simone Di Napoli1, Matteo Enna1, Roberto Menozzi1, Dimitrios Hariskos2, Wolfram Witte2. 1Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Parma, Parma, *, Italy.2Zentrum fur Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Wurttemberg (ZSW), Stuttgard, *, Germany

9:30
657
Influence of Stress Formation on Ga – In Interdiffusion in Thin Film CuIn(1-x)Ga(x)Se2 Absorber Layers
Stefan Schaefer, Helena Stange, Jose Marquez Prieto, Manuela Klaus, Christoph Genzel, Roland Mainz. Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fuer Materialien und Energie GmbH, Berlin, *, Germany

9:45
658
Nano- and Micro-scale Defect Analysis in CuInSe2 Solar Cells with Ag and K Incorporation
Tara Nietzold1, Michael Stueckelberger1, 2, Trumann Walker1, Nicholas Valdes3, Bradley M. West1, 4, Barry Lai5, William N. Shafarman3, Mariana I. Bertoni1. 1Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA.2Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, Hamburg, *, Germany.3University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA.4Boston Fusion Corp., Lexington, MA, USA.5Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA
ORALS - AREA 3: HYBRID TANDEMS - COMPONENTS & MODELING
Chair/Organizer: Zhengshan Yu, Adele Tamboli
Sheraton 2

8:30
659
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - Three-Terminal Bipolar Junction Bottom Cell as Simple as PERC: Towards Lean Tandem Cell Processing
Michael Rienacker1, 2, Emily L. Warren3, Tobias F. Wietler1, 2, Adele C. Tamboli3, Robby Peibst1, 2. 1Institute for Solar Energy Research in Hamelin (ISFH), Emmertal, *, Germany.2Institute for Electronic Materials and Devices at Leibniz Universitat Hannover, Hanover, *, Germany.3National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Denver, CO, USA

8:45
660
A Simple Physical Model for Three-Terminal Tandem Cell Operation
Paul Stradins, Adele Tamboli, Emily Warren. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA

9:00
661
Dependence of multijunction optimal gaps on spectral variability and other environmental and device parameters
Jose M Ripalda1, Jeronimo Buencuerpo1, 2, Ivan Garcia3. 1IMN - CSIC, Madrid, *, Spain.2Now at NREL, Golden, CO, USA.3IES - UPM, Madrid, *, Spain

9:15
662
Hydrogel-Mediated Semiconductor Bonding for Photovoltaic Applications
Kodai Kishibe, Katsuaki Tanabe. Kyoto University, Kyoto, *, Japan

9:30
663
Controlling silicon bottom cell lifetime variance in II-VI/Si tandems
Kevin D Tyler1, Madhan K Arulanandam1, Ramesh Pandey2, Jennifer Drayton2, James Sites2, Richard R King1. 1Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA.2Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA

9:45
664
Composite-Cell Current Matching in High Efficiency Multijunction Solar Cells
Ronan D Garrison, Rafael N Kleiman. McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
ORALS - AREA 4: DEVICES BUILT WITH CARRIER SELECTIVE CONTACTS
Chair/Organizer: Denis De Ceuster, Shubham Duttagupta
Sheraton 4-5

8:30
665
PECVD-based layers for improved high temperature industrial Solar cell processes
Christophe Allebe1, Antoine Descoeudres1, Juan Diaz Leon1, Gizem Nogay1, Andrea Ingenito2, Matthieu Despeisse1, Christophe Ballif1, Sylvain Nicolay1, Franck Meyer2. 1CSEM, Neuchatel, *, Switzerland.2EPFL, Neuchatel, *, Switzerland

8:45
666
Transferring the record p-type Si POLO-IBC cell technology towards an industrial level
Felix Haase1, Christina Hollemann1, Soeren Schaefer1, Jan Kruegener2, 3, Rolf Brendel1, 3, 4, Robby Peibst1, 2. 1Institute for Solar Energy Research in Hamelin (ISFH), Emmerthal, *, Germany.2Institute of Electronic Materials and Devices, Leibniz Universitaet Hannover, Hannover, *, Germany.3Laboratory of Nano and Quantum Engineering (LNQE), Leibniz Universitaet Hannover, Hannover, *, Germany.4Institute for Solid State Physics, Leibniz Universitaet Hannover, Hannover, *, Germany

9:00
667
Understanding and Mitigating the Contamination of Intrinsic poly-Si Gaps in Passivated IBC Solar Cells
Matthew B. Hartenstein1, 2, William Nemeth2, Vincenzo LaSalvia2, Matthew Page2, David L. Young2, Paul Stradins2, Sumit Agarwal1. 1Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, USA.2National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA

9:15
668
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - Effect of Surface Texture on Poly-Si/SiOx Contacts for Silicon Solar Cells
Abhijit S Kale1, 2, William Nemeth2, Harvey Guthrey2, Vincenzo LaSalvia2, San Theingi2, Dawn Findley2, Matthew Page2, Mowafak Al-Jassim2, David L Young2, Sumit Agarwal1, Pauls Stradins2. 1Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, USA.2National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA

9:30
669
Self-Aligned, Selective Area Poly-Si/SiO2 Passivated Contacts for Enhanced Photocurrent in Front/Back Solar Cells
David L. Young, San Theingi, Vincenzo LaSalvia, Kejun Chen, William Nemeth, Dawn Findley, Matthew Page, Pauls Stradins. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA

9:45
670
Improvement of Passivation Quality by Post-Crystallization Treatments with Different Methods for High Quality Tunnel Oxide Passivated Contact c-Si Solar Cells
Zhi Zhang1, Yuheng Zeng1, Yuqing Huang1, Xueqi Guo1, Zhixue Wang1, Qing Yang1, Chunhui Shou2, Baojie Yan1, Jichun Ye1. 1Ningbo Materials Institute of Technology and Engineering, Ningbo, *, China.2Zhejiang Energy Group RaD, Hangzhou, *, China
ORALS - AREA 8: SYSTEM PERFORMANCE AND MODELS
Chair/Organizer: Brandon Liang, Kyumin Lee
Chicago 8

8:30
671
Mismatch loss in bifacial modules due to non-uniform illumination in 1D tracking systems
Keith R McIntosh1, Malcolm D Abbott1, Ben A Sudbury1, Jenya Meydbray2. 1PV Lighthouse, Coledale, *, Australia.2PV Evolution Labs, Berkeley, CA, USA

9:00
672
Suggested Modifications for Bifacial Capacity Testing
Martin Waters1, Chris Deline2, Jeffrey Webber1, Johan Kemnitz1. 1Cypress Creek Renewables, Santa Monica, CA, USA.22National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA

9:15
673
Comparison of Ribbon Light Management Designs for Photovoltaic Modules
Yang Li1, Ning Song1, Pei-Chieh Hsiao1, Mreedula Mungra1, Zi Ouyang1, Ingrid Haedrich2, Marco Ernst2, Bonna Newman3, Mark Jansen3, Chen Zhu4, Jun Lv4, 5, 1, Alison Lennon1. 1UNSW Sydney, Sydney, *, Australia.2Australian National University, Canberra, *, Australia.3ECN part of TNO, Amsterdam, *, Netherlands.4LONGi Solar Technology Co., Ltd., Xi, *, China.5Electronic information engineering college of Sanjiang University, Nanjing, *, China

9:30
674
Evaluating the Accuracy of Various Irradiance Models in Detecting Soiling of Irradiance Sensors
Zoe DeFreitas1, Anthony Ramirez2, Brian Huang2, Sarah Kurtz2, Matthew Muller3, Michael Deceglie3. 1Envision Digital, Redwood City, CA, USA.2University of California Merced, Merced, CA, USA.3National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CA, USA

9:45
675
Checking the new IEC 61853.1-4 with high quality 3rd party data to benchmark its practical relevance in energy yield prediction
Steve Ransome1, Juergen Sutterlueti2. 1SRCL, Kingston Upon Thames, *, United Kingdom.2Gantner Instruments Environment Solutions GmbH, Schruns, *, Austria
ORALS - AREA 9: MECHANISMS OF MODULE AND CELL DEGRADATION
Chair/Organizer: Mike Kempe, Juzer Vasi
Chicago 6-7

8:30
676
Comparison of PID Shunting in Polycrystalline and Single-Crystal Silicon Modules via Multi-Scale, Multi-Technique Characterization
Steven P Harvey, Dana Sulas, Peter Hacke, Steve Johnston, Mowafak Al-Jassim. National Renewable Energy Laborator, CO, CO, USA

8:45
677
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - UV-stable surface passivation for crystalline silicon cells in solar modules with UV light transmitting encapsulation materials
Robert Witteck1, Philip Jager1, Martin Rudolph1, Heiko Mehlich2, Marc Kontges1, Thorsten Dullweber1, Rolf Brendel1, 3, Henning Schulte-Huxel1, Hans-Peter Sperlich2, Marcel Konig2, Gunnar Kohler2, Dirk Landgraf2. 1Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin (ISFH), Emmerthal, *, Germany.2Meyer Burger Germany, Hohenstein-Ernstthal, *, Germany.3Leibniz University Hannover, Hanover, *, Germany

9:00
678
Validation of Advanced Photovoltaic Module Materials and Processes by Combined-Accelerated Stress Testing (C-AST)
Katy Hartman1, Peter Hacke2, Michael Owen-Bellini2, Yang Jin1, Malcolm Cummings1, Al Taylor1, Jaco Pretorius1, Les Fritzemeier1. 1Tessolar Inc., Woburn, MA, USA.2NREL, Golden, CO, USA

9:15
679
Electrical Signatures of Contact Degradation for c-Si Solar Cells
Reza Asadpour, Xingshu Sun, Muhammad A. Alam. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

9:30
680
Electroluminescence-Testing Induced Crack Closure in PV modules
Hubert Seigneur1, Andrew Gabor2, Jason Lincoln1, Eric Schneller1. 1University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA.2BrightSpot Automation, Westford, MA, USA

9:45
681
Development of Low-Cost, Crack-Tolerant Metallization Using Screen Printing
Omar K Abudayyeh1, Andre Chavez1, 2, John Chavez1, Sang M Han1, 2, Francesco Zimbardi3, Brian Rounsaville3, Vijay Upadhyaya3, Ajeet Rohatgi3, Byron McDanold4, Timothy Silverman4. 1Osazda Energy, LLC, Albuquerque, NM, USA.2University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA.3Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA.4National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA
10:00 - 10:30 AM
BREAK - BREAK: COFFEE BREAK
Exhibit Hall
10:30 - 12:00 PM
ORALS - AREA 11: PV PERFORMANCE MODELING, BIFACIAL PV
Chair/Organizer: Matthew Lave, Skip Dise, Birk Jones
Sheraton 1

10:30
682
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - Implications of Seasonal and Spatial Albedo Variation on the Energy Output of Bifacial Solar Farms: A Global Perspective
Muhammed Tahir Patel1, Mohammad Ryyan Khan1, Aaesha Alnuaimi2, Omar Albadwawwi2, Jim J. John2, Muhammad A. Alam1. 1Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA.2Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Dubai, *, United Arab Emirates

10:45
683
Investigations of site-specific long term average albedo determination for accurate bifacial system energy modeling
Rhonda Bailey1, Patrick Keelin2, Richard Perez2, Justin Robinson3, Gwen Bender3, Julie Chard3. 1Recurrent Energy, Walnut Creek, CA, USA.2Clean Power Research, Napa, CA, USA.3GroundWork Renewables, Sand City, CA, USA

11:00
684
Effect of torque-tube parameters on rear-irradiance and rear-shading loss for bifacial PV performance on single-axis tracking systems
Silvana Ayala Pelaez1, Chris Deline1, Joshua S. Stein2, Bill Marion1, Matthew Muller1. 1National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA.2Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, USA

11:15
685
Worst Expected Ramp Rates from Cloud Speed Measurements
Guang Chao Wang1, Juan Bosch2, Ben Kurtz1, Inigo de la Parrra3, Elynn Wu1, Jan Kleissl1. 1Center for Renewable Resources and Integration, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA.2Department of Electrical and Thermal Engineering, University of Huelva, Huelva, *, Spain.3Institute of Smart Cities, Department of Electrical, Electronics, and Communications Engineering, Public University of Navarre, Pamplona, *, Spain

11:30
686
The Case for Custom TMYs: Examples using the NSRDB
Manajit Sengupta, Aron Habte. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA

11:45
687
A method for error compensation of modeled annual energy production estimates introduced by intra-hour irradiance variability at PV power plants with a high DC to AC ratio
Daniel R Cormode, Nate Croft, Scott Kottmer, Rachel Hamilton. Bay4 Energy Services, Tucson, AZ, USA
ORALS - AREA 1: NOVEL CONCEPTS IN FABRICATION
Chair/Organizer: Seth Hubbard
Chicago 10

10:30
688
Diffusion-Free Organic Hole Selective Contacts for Silicon Solar Cells
Li-Yu Li1, 2, Chun-Heng Chen1, 2, Chi-Lin Chiu1, You-Lan Li1, Hsin-Fei Meng3, Peichen Yu1. 1Department of Photonics, College of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, *, Taiwan.2Green Energy and Environment Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Hsinchu, *, Taiwan.3Institute of Physics, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, *, Taiwan

11:00
689
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - Opportunities for High Efficiency Monochromatic Photovoltaic Power Conversion at 1310 nm
Daixi Xia1, Meghan N. Beattie1, Man Chun Tam3, Matthew M. Wilkins1, 2, Christopher E. Valdivia1, 2, Zbigniew R. Wasilewski3, 4, Karin Hinzer1, 2, Jacob J. Krich1, 2. 1Department of Physics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada.2School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada.3Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada.4Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada

11:15
690
GaSb Solar Cells Grown by MOCVD via IMF on GaAs
Stephen J. Polly, Emily S. Kessler-Lewis, George T. Nelson, Seth M. Hubbard. Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA

11:30
691
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - Optoelectronic Characterization of Emerging Solar Absorber Cu3AsS4
Scott A. McClary1, Siming Li2, Xinxing Yin3, Patricia Dippo4, Darius Kuciauskas4, Yanfa Yan3, Jason B. Baxter2, Rakesh Agrawal1. 1Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA.2Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.3University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA.4National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA

11:45
692
Multistage Interband Cascade Thermophotovoltaic Devices with ~0.2 eV Bandgap
Wenxiang Huang, Lu Li, Jeremy Massengale, Rui Yang, Tetsuya Mishima, Michael Santos. University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA
ORALS - AREA 4: CARRIER SELECTIVE MATERIALS OPTIMIZATION
Chair/Organizer: Mario Tucci, Pauls Stradins
Sheraton 4-5

10:30
693
Contacting n+ Poly-Si Junctions with Fired AZO Layers: A Promising Approach for High Temperature Passivated Contact Solar Cells
Elise Bruhat1, Thibaut Desrues1, Daniele Blanc Pelissier2, Benoit Martel1, Raphael Cabal1, Sebastien Dubois1. 1CEA-INES, Le bourget du Lac, *, France.2INL, Villeurbanne, *, France

10:45
694
Luminescence from Poly-Si Films and Its Application to Study Passivating-Contact Solar Cells
Hieu Nguyen1, Thien Truong1, Di Yan1, Christian Samundsett1, Rabin Basnet1, Mike Tebyetekerwa1, Harvey Guthrey2, Mowafak Al-Jassim2, Ziyuan Li3, lily Li3, Felipe Kremer4, Andres Cuevas1, Daniel Macdonald1. 1Research School of Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra, *, Australia.2National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA.3Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, the Australian National University, Canberra, *, Australia.4Centre for Advanced Microscopy, the Australian National University, Canberra, *, Australia

11:00
696
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - Correlation of electronic and microscopic properties of TiOx/Al-based electron-selective contacts in silicon solar cells
Valeriya Titova1, 3, Christoph Flathmann2, Michael Seibt2, Jan Schmidt1, 3. 1Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin (ISFH), Emmerthal, *, Germany.2University of Goettingen, 4th Physical Institute, Goettingen, *, Germany.3Institute of Solid-State Physics, Leibniz University Hannover, Hannover, *, Germany

11:15
695
Electron and hole partial resistances: a framework to understand passivation, conductivity, and selectivity of solar cell contacts
Arthur Onno1, Christopher Chen1, Priyaranga Koswatta2, Mathieu Boccard3, Zachary C. Holman1. 1Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA.2Intel Corporation, Hillsboro, OR, USA.3Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Neuchatel, *, Switzerland

11:45
698
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - Atomic layer deposited NiOxAly and ZnxNiyO as hole selective contacts for silicon solar cells
Tian Zhang1, Md. Anower Hossain1, Kean Khoo1, Chang-Yeh Lee1, Yahya Zakaria2, Amir A Abdallah2, Bram Hoex2. 1School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, UNSW, Sydney, *, Australia.2Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, *, Qatar
ORALS - AREA 5: NANOSCALE CHARATERIZATION
Chair/Organizer: Michael Deceglie , Stephane Collin
Chicago 8

10:30
699
Multimodal x-ray imaging of grain-level properties and performance in polycrystalline solar cells
Michael E. Stuckelberger1, 2, Stephan O. Hruszkewycz3, Martin V. Holt4, Megan O. Hill5, Irene Calvo Almazan3, Maddali Siddharth3, Nathan Rodkey1, Xiaojing Huang6, Hanfei Yan6, Evgeny Nazaretski6, Yong S. Chu6, Lincoln J. Lauhon5, Mariana Bertoni1, Andrew Ulvestad3. 1Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA.2Photon Science, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron, Hamburg, *, Germany.3Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA.4Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA.5Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA.6National Synchrotron Light Source II, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, USA

10:45
700
In-situ Microscopy Characterization of Cu(In, Ga)Se2 Potential-Induced Degradation
Chuanxiao Xiao, Chun-Sheng Jiang, Steve Harvey, Lorelle Mansfield, Dana Sulas, Jun Liu, Steve Johnston, Mowafak Al-Jassim. NREL, GOLDEN, CO, USA

11:00
701
Surface characterization of epitaxial Cu-rich CuInSe2 absorbers
Evandro M. Lanzoni, Conrad Spindler, Omar Ramirez, Michele Melchiorre, Susanne Siebentritt, Alex Redinger. University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg, *, Luxembourg

11:15
702
Cross-characterization methods to obtain an “absolute” quantification of Cu(In, Ga)Se2 in-depth and at the surface
Solene Bechu1, 2, Muriel Bouttemy2, Anais Loubat2, Jackie Vigneron2, Damien Aureau2, Mathieu Fregnaux2, Bertrand Theys3, Francois Jomard4, Sofia Gaiaschi5, Jocelyne Marciano5, Patrick Chapon5, Arnaud Etcheberry2. 1IPVF, Palaiseau, *, France.2ILV, Versailles, *, France.3CNRS-IPVF, Palaiseau, *, France.4GEMAC, Versailles, *, France.5Horiba Scientific, Palaiseau, *, France

11:30
703
Impact of Compositional Fluctuation on Dislocations in Metamorphic III-V Solar Cells Revealed by Cathodoluminescence Spectrum Imaging
Kevin L Schulte, Ryan M France, Harvey L Guthrey, John F Geisz. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA

11:45
704
Spatially and spectrally resolved defects in polycrystalline CdTe thin films revealed by quantitative cathodoluminescence
Bidaud Thomas1, Moseley John2, Al-Jassim Mowafak 2, Amarasinghe Mahisha 2, Metzger Wyatt K. 2, Collin Stephane 1. 1C2N/CNRS, Palaiseau, *, France.2NREL, Denver, CO, USA
ORALS - AREA 6: STABILITY AND LIFETIME OF PEROVSKITE SOLAR CELLS
Chair/Organizer: Tomas Leijtens, Adrienne Stiff-Roberts
Chicago 9

10:30
705
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - Achieving Thermal, Atmospheric, and Operational Stability in Low Band Gap Tin-Lead Halide Perovskite Solar Cells
Rohit Prasanna1, Tomas Leijtens1, 2, 3, Sean P. Dunfield2, 4, James A. Raiford5, Eli J. Wolf1, 2, Simon A. Swifter1, Giles E. Eperon2, Camila de Paula5, Axel F. Palmstrom2, Maikel F. A. M. van Hest2, Stacey F. Bent5, Glenn Teeter2, Joseph J. Berry2, Michael D. McGehee2, 4, 6. 1Stanford University Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford, CA, USA.2National Renewable Energy Lab, Golden, CO, USA.3Swift Solar, Golden, CO, USA.4University of Colorado Boulder Materials Science Program, Boulder, CO, USA.5Stanford University Chemical Engineering, Stanford, CA, USA.6University of Colorado Chemical and Biological Engineering, Boulder, CO, USA

11:00
706
Illumination-induced phase segregation and degradation of perovskites revealed by hard x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy
Roberto Felix1, Carolin Rehermann2, Evelyn Handick1, Claudia Hartmann1, Regan G. Wilks1, 3, Eva Unger2, 4, Marcus Bar1, 3, 5, 6. 1Department Interface Design, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fur Materialien und Energie GmbH, Berlin, *, Germany.2Young Investigator Group Hybrid Materials Formation and Scaling, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fur Materialien und Energie GmbH, Berlin, *, Germany.3Energy Materials In-Situ Laboratory Berlin (EMIL), Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin fur Materialien und Energie GmbH, Berlin, *, Germany.4Chemical Physics and NanoLund, Lund University, Lund, *, Sweden.5Helmholtz-Institute Erlangen-Nurnberg for Renewable Energy (HI ERN), Erlangen, *, Germany.6Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg, Erlangen, *, Germany

11:15
707
Critical Review of Perovskite Photovoltaics Life Cycle Environmental Impacts
Enrica Lecissi, Vasilis Fthenakis. Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

11:30
708
Surface Modification and Additive Engineering for Record High Efficiency Flexible Perovskite Solar Cells
Shengzhong Liu1, 2. 1Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy, iChEM, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 457 Zhongshan Road, Dalian 116023, Dalian, *, China.2Key Laboratory of Applied Surface and Colloid Chemistry, Ministry of Education Shaanxi Engineering Lab for Advanced Energy Technology, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi, Xi'an, *, China

11:45
709
An Assessment of Perovskite Solar Cells for Low-Intensity-Low-Temperature (LILT) Space Missions
Collin R. Brown1, Giles E. Eperon2, 3, Vincent R. Whiteside1, Ian R. Sellers1. 1Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA.2Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, *, United Kingdom.3Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
ORALS - AREA 7: RADIATION EFFECTS ON SOLAR CELLS
Chair/Organizer: Mitsuru Imaizumi, Bao Hoang
Sheraton 2

10:30
710
Analysis for Non-Radiative Recombination Loss and Radiation Degradation of Si Space Solar Cells
Masafumi Yamaguchi1, Kan-Hua Lee1, Kenji Araki1, Nobuaki Kojima1, Yasuki Okuno2, Mitsuru Imaizumi3. 1Toyota Tech. Inst., Nagoya, *, Japan.2JAEA, Tokai, *, Japan.3JAXA, Tsukuba, *, Japan

10:45
711
NIEL Dose Analysis on triple and single junction InGaP/GaAs/Ge solar cells irradiated with electrons, protons and neutrons
Roberta Campesato1, Carsten Baur6, Mario Carta5, Mariacristina Casale1, Davide Chiesa2, 3, Massimo Gervasi2, 3, Enos Gombia4, Erminio Greco1, Aldo Kingma4, Massimiliano Nastasi2, 3, Ezio Previtali2, Pier Giorgio Rancoita2, Davide Rozza2, 3, Emilio Santoro5, Mauro Tacconi2, 3. 1CESI S.p.A., Milan, *, Italy.2INFN Milano-Bicocca, Milan, *, Italy.3Univ. Milano Bicocca, Milan, *, Italy.4IMEM-CNR Institute, Milan, *, Italy.5ENEA C.R. CASACCIA - FSN-FISS-RNR, Rome, *, Italy.6ESA/ ESTEC, Noordwijk, *, Netherlands

11:00
712
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - Characterization of the Defects Introduced by Proton and Electron Irradiation in GaAs Solar Cells via Dark I-V Analysis
Carmine Pellegrino1, 2, Alessio Gagliardi2, Claus G. Zimmermann1. 1Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Taufkirchen, *, Germany.2Technical University of Munich, Institute for Nanoelectronics, Munich, *, Germany

11:15
713
Investigation of Radiative Coupling from InGaAsP Quantum Wells for Improving End-of-Life (EOL) Efficiency in Multijunction Solar Cells
Geoffrey K. Bradshaw1, Mitsul Kacharia2, Stephen J. Polly2, Colin J. Mann3, Hyunseong Kum4, Seth M. Hubbard2. 1Air Force Research Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM, USA.2Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA.3The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA, USA.4Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

11:30
714
Development of lattice-mismatched GaInAsP for radiation hardness
Ryan M. France1, Pilar Espinet-Gonzalez2, Harry A. Atwater2, Don Walker3. 1National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA.2California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA.3The Aerospace Corp., El Segundo, CA, USA

11:45
715
Application to radiation dosimeter by using γ-ray induced current in InGaP solar cells
Yasuki Okuno1, Masafumi Yamaguchi2, Mitsuru Imaizumi3. 1Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Ibaraki, *, Japan.2Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya, *, Japan.3Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Ibaraki, *, Japan
ORALS - AREA 9: ACCELERATED TESTING OF POLYMERIC MODULE MATERIALS
Chair/Organizer: David Miller, Frederic Dross
Chicago 6-7

10:30
716
Understanding PV Polymer Backsheet Degradation through X-ray Scattering
Stephanie L. Moffitt1, Pak Yan Yuen2, Michael Owen-Bellini3, David C. Miller3, Donald Jenket3, Ashley Maes4, James Hartley4, Todd Karin5, Peter Hacke3, Reinhold H. Dauskardt2, Laura T. Schelhas1. 1SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, MENLO PARK, CA, USA.2Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA.3National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA.4Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM, USA.5Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA

10:45
717
CLIMATE SPECIFIC ACCELERATED AEGING TESTS
Gabriele C. Eder1, Yuliya Voronko1, Karl Knoebl2, Simon Dimitriadis2, Gusztav Ujvari3, Karl A. Berger3, Lukas Neumaier4. 1OFI, Vienna, *, Austria.2FH-TW, Vienna, *, Austria.3AIT, Vienna, *, Austria.4CTR, Villach, *, Austria

11:00
718
Development of Accelerated Test Sequences to Assess Long Term Durability of PV Modules
William J. Gambogi1, Bao-Ling Yu1, Thomas Felder1, Steven W. MacMaster1, Kaushik Roy Choudhury1, Jared Tracy1, Nancy H. Phillips1, Hongjie Hu2. 1E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Wilmington, DE, USA.2DuPont (China) Researcha Development and Management Co., Ltd, Shanghai, *, China

11:15
719
Modellng Outdoor Service Lifetime Prediction of PV modules: Effect of Combined Climatic Stressors on PV modules Power Degradation
I Kaaya1, 2, M Koehl1, A.P Mehilli1, M Sidrach2, K.A Weiss1. 1Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Freiburg, *, Germany.2University of Malaga, Malaga, *, Spain

11:30
720
Development of Testing Methods to Predict Cracking in Photovoltaic Backsheets
Michael Kempe, Trevor Lockman, Joshua Morse. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO, USA

11:45
721
Methodology for Predicting Flexible Photovoltaic Cell Life using Accelerated Tests
Venkata Bheemreddy, Bill J. J. Liu. MiaSole Hi-Tech Corp., Santa Clara, CA, USA
12:00 - 1:30 PM
SPECIAL - SPECIAL SESSION: WIPV LUNCH (TICKET REQUIRED)
Chair/Organizer: Emily Warren
Sheraton 3

My Not so Secret Secrets: Things I Learned from my Family and Friends
Sarah Kurtz.
1:30 - 3:00 PM
ORALS - AREA 11: SOLAR POWER FORECASTING
Chair/Organizer: Nick Engerer, Yu Xie
Sheraton 1

Forecasting solar resource or PV power output from minutes to days ahead.


1:30
723
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - Intra-hour Cloud Index Forecasting with Data Assimilation
Travis M. Harty1, William F. Holmgren2, Antonio T. Lorenzo2, Matthias Morzfeld3. 1University of Airzona, Program in Applied Mathematics, Tuson, AZ, USA.2University of Airzona, Department of Hydrology a Atmospheric Sciences, Tucson, AZ, USA.3University of Arizona, Department of Mathematics, Tucson, AZ, USA

1:45
724
Probabilistic forecasting of the clear-sky index using Markov-chain mixture distribution and copula models
Joakim Munkhammar, Dennis van der Meer, Joakim Widen. Department of Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University, Uppsala, *, Sweden

2:00
725
Hybrid Intra-hour Solar Power Forecasting using Statistical and Skycam-based Methods
Jing Huang1, Maryam Khan2, Yi Qin1, Sam West2. 1CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Canberra, *, Australia.2CSIRO Energy Technology, Newcastle, *, Australia

2:15
726
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - Observation-Based Analog Ensemble Solar Forecast in Coastal California
Elynn Wu1, Monica Zamora Zapata1, Luca Delle Monache2, Jan Kleissl1. 1Center for Renewable Resources and Integration, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA.2Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA

2:30
727
Analysis of ARMA solar forecasting models using ground measurements and satellite images
Franco Marchesoni1, 3, Philippe Lauret2, Alvaro Gomez3, Rodrigo Alonso-Suarez1. 1Laboratorio de Energia Solar, Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, *, Uruguay.2Universite de la Reunion, Saint-Denis, *, France.3Instituto de Ingenieria Electrica, Facultad de Ingenieria, Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, *, Uruguay

2:45
728
The Solar Forecast Arbiter: An Open Source Evaluation Framework for Solar Forecasting
Clifford W. Hansen1, William F. Holmgren2, Aidan Tuohy3, Justin Sharp4, Antonio T. Lorenzo2, Leland J. Boeman2, Anastasios Golnas5. 1Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, USA.2University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA.3Electric Power Research Institute, Chicago, IL, USA.4Sharply Focused, Portland, OR, USA.5U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC, USA
ORALS - AREA 12: SUSTAINABILITY AND EDUCATION
Chair/Organizer: Keiichi Komoto, Stephen Tay En Rong
Chicago 10

1:30
729
Environmental and Economic Considerations for PV Module End-of-Life Management
Cara Libby, Stephanie Shaw. Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Palo Alto, CA, USA

1:45
730
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - Podcasts: An under-utilized form of science communication
Sebastian Husein1, Rebecca Saive2, Michelle Jordan1, Mariana Bertoni1. 1Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA.2MESA+ Institute of Nanotechnology, University of Twente, Enschede, *, Netherlands

2:00
731
An economic and environmental assessment of residential rooftop photovoltaics with second life batteries in the US
Dipti Kamath, Siddharth Shukla, Annick Anctil. Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA

2:15
732
Environmental Impacts of Utility-Scale Battery Storage in California
Anu Balakrishnan1, Eddie Brutsch1, Alex Jamis1, Whitney Reyes1, Maddy Strutner1, Parikhit Sinha2, 3, Roland Geyer1. 1University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA.2First Solar, Tempe, AZ, USA.3IEA PVPS Task 12, St. Ursen, *, Switzerland

2:30
733
Assessing Variability in Toxicity Testing of PV Modules
Adit Patankar, GovindaSamy TamizhMani. Arizona State University, Mesa, AZ, USA

2:45
734
PV Power Industry in USA, China and India and Global Energy Sustainability
Mingcan Chen1, Aoxia (Kevin) Chen1, Yaswanth Nag Velaga1, Anamika Dubey2, Pankaj (PK) K Sen1. 1Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, USA.2Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA
ORALS - AREA 2: INTERFACE AND SURFACE MODIFICATION ACROSS MATERIAL TECHNOLOGIES
Chair/Organizer: Rujun Sun, Jim Sites
Chicago 9

1:30
735
High-efficient Cd-free CZTS solar cells achieved by nanoscale atomic layer deposited aluminium oxide
Xin Cui, Kaiwen Sun, Jialiang Huang, Chang-Yeh Lee, Chang Yan, Heng Sun, Yuanfang Zhang, Martin Green, Bram Hoex, Xiaojing Hao. UNSW, Sydney, *, Australia

1:45
736
Impact of Thin CuGa Layers Added at the Rear Interface of Cu2ZnSnSe4 Solar Cells
Sergio Giraldo1, Zacharie Jehl Li-kao1, Robert Fonoll1, Lorenzo Calvo-Barrio2, Victor Izquierdo-Roca1, Alejandro Perez-Rodriguez1, 3, Edgardo Saucedo1. 1Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC), Sant Adria de Besos (Barcelona), *, Spain.2Centres Cientifics i Tecnologics de la Universitat de Barcelona (CCiTUB), Barcelona, *, Spain.3IN2UB, Departament d, Barcelona, *, Spain

2:00
737
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - Analysis of an MZO/CdTe photovoltaic device treated with cadmium bromide
Rachael C. Greenhalgh1, Vincent Tsai1, Ali Abbas1, Vladislav Kornienko1, Tom A. M. Fiducia1, Mustafa Togay1, Kexue Li3, Chris Grovener3, Adam Danielson2, Amit H. Munshi2, Kurt L. Barth2, Walajabad S. Sampath2, Jake W. Bowers1, John M. Walls1. 1CREST, Loughborough University, Loughborough, *, United Kingdom.2NSF I/UCRC for Next Generation Photovoltaics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA.3Department of Materials, Oxford, *, United Kingdom

2:15
738
CdCl2 Activation of Wide Bandgap II-VI Alloys with Capping Layers
Carey L Reich1, 2, Arthur Onno2, Walajabad S. Sampath1, Zachary Holman2. 1Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA.2Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA

2:30
739
Combinatorial study of MZO emitters for CdTe-based solar cells
Yegor Samoilenko1, Gavin Yeung1, Andriy Zakutayev2, Matthew O. Reese2, Colin A. Wolden1. 1Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, USA.2National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA

2:45
740
Solution-processed Ultrathin SnO2 Passivation of Absorber/Buffer Heterointerface and Grain Boundaries for High Efficiency Kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 Solar Cells
Heng Sun1, Jialiang Huang1, Jaesung Yun1, Kaiwen Sun1, Chang Yan1, Fangyang Liu1, Jongsung Park1, Aobo Pu1, Jan Seidel2, John Stride3, Martin A. Green1, Xiaojing Hao1. 1School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia, Sydney, *, Australia.2School of Materials Science Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia, Sydney, *, Australia.3School of Chemistry, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales 2052, Australia, Sydney, *, Australia
ORALS - AREA 3: CPV MODULES & SYSTEMS
Chair/Organizer: Kenji Araki, Ignacio Anton
Sheraton 2

1:30
741
Performance of Hybrid Micro-Concentrator Module with Integrated Planar Tracking and Diffuse Light Collection
Stephen A Askins1, Norman Jost1, Alvaro F Aguilar2, Laetitia Anglade2, Gael Nardin2, Mathilde Duchemin2, Florian Gerlich2, Mathieu Ackerman2, Laurent Coulot2, Delphine Petri3, Jacques Levrat3, Antonin Faes3, Jonathan Champliaud3, Matthieu Despeisse3, Cesar Dominguez1, Ignacio Anton1. 1Instituto de Energia Solar - UPM, Madrid, *, Spain.2Insolight, Lausanne, *, Switzerland.3CSEM PV-Center, Neuchatel, *, Switzerland

1:45
742
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - Hybrid III-V/SiGe solar cells on Si substrates and porous Si substrates
Pablo Cano1, Huy Nguyen2, Aled Morgan2, Manuel Hinojosa1, Ivan Lombardero1, Ivan Garcia1, Luis Cifuentes1, David Fuertes1, Andrew Johnson2, Ignacio Rey-Stolle1. 1Instituto de Energia Solar - Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Madrid, *, Spain.2IQE plc, Cardiff, *, United Kingdom

2:00
743
Demonstration of High Efficiency Static Low-Concentration Photovoltaic Module Using Hybrid Lens Arrays
Kan-Hua Lee1, 2, Daisuke Sato3, Kenji Araki1, Noboru Yamada3, Masafumi Yamaguchi1. 1Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya, *, Japan.2Connected Solutions Company, Panasonic Corporation, Kadoma, *, Japan.3Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nagaoka University of Technology, Nagaoka, *, Japan

2:15
744
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - Micro-Prism Spectrum Splitting Optics for Lateral-Arrayed Multi-Junction Micro CPV
Duanhui Li, Tian Gu, Jurgen Michel, Juejun Hu. MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA

2:30
745
A micro-concentrator photovoltaic module incorporating a bifacial silicon solar cell for direct and diffuse light capture
Matthew P Lumb1, Kenneth J Schmieder2, Thomas C Mood3, Mitchell F Bennett1, Anmol Taploo1, James E Moore1, David Scheiman2, Eric Armour4, Brent Fisher5, Matt Meitl5, Jim Carter5, Miroslav Samarskiy5, Scott Burroughs5. 1The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA.2US Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, USA.3Private Consultant, Alexandria, VA, USA.4Veeco, Somerset, NJ, USA.5Formerly of Semprius, Durham, NC, USA

2:45
746
Cost Modeling of High-efficiency, Multijunction Solar Modules for Residential Rooftop Installations for ARPA-E’s MOSAIC Technologies
Gregory N. Nielson1, Kelsey A. W. Horowitz2, Daniel W. Cunningham3, Zigurts K. Majumdar4. 1Nielson Scientific LLC, Lehi, UT, USA.2National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA.3Advanced Research Project Agency - Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC, USA.4Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA
ORALS - AREA 4: ADVANCEMENTS IN SILICON HETEROJUNCTION SOLAR CELLS
Chair/Organizer: Qi Wang, Giso Hahn
Sheraton 4-5

1:30
747
IEEE Stuart R. Wenham Young Professional Award
Zachary Holman. ASU

2:00
748
Paths for maximal light incoupling and excellent electrical performance in silicon heterojunction solar cells
Mathieu Boccard1, Luca Antognini1, Jean Cattin1, Julie Dreon1, Olivier Dupre1, Angela Fioretti1, Jan Haschke1, Raphael Monnard1, Vincent Paratte1, Esteban Rucavado1, Laurie-Lou Senaud2, Sihua Zhong1, Bertrand Paviet-Salomon2, Monica Morales-Masis1, Matthieu Despeisse2, Christophe Ballif1, 2. 1EPFL, Neuchatel, *, Switzerland.2CSEM, Neuchatel, *, Switzerland

2:15
749
Enhancing Crystallinity in p-type Microcrystalline Silicon Carrier Selective Contacts for Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells
Angela N. Fioretti, Mathieu Boccard, Raphael Monnard, Christophe Ballif. Photovoltaics and Thin Film Electronics Laboratory, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Neuchatel, *, Switzerland

2:30
750
Shadow masking and tunnel contacts: A low cost process for high efficiency IBC solar cells
B Legradic, D Lachenal, D Batzner, P Papet, R Kramer, T Kossler, L Andreetta, S Pitteloud, N Holm, C Aeby, W Frammelsberger, B Strahm. Meyer Burger Research Ltd., Hauterive, *, Switzerland

2:45
751
High Phosphorus-doped Seed Layer in Microcrystalline Silicon Oxide Front Contact Layers for Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells
Chen-Wei Peng1, Chao Lei2, Jun Zhong1, Miao Yang1, Wei Long1, Cao Yu1, Jingquan Zhang2, Yuanmin Li1, Xixiang Xu1. 1Chengdu Zhufeng Yongming Technology Co., Ltd., Chengdu, *, China.2College of Material Science and Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu, *, China
ORALS - AREA 9: ACCELERATED TESTING FOR CELL, INTERCONNECT, AND MODULE DURABIITY
Chair/Organizer: Yuzuru Ueda, Keiichiro Sakurai
Chicago 6-7

1:30
752
Characterization of Real-world and Accelerated Exposed PV Module Backsheet Degradation
Laura S. Bruckman1, Yu Wang1, Andrew Fairbrother2, Sophia Napoli3, Scott Julien4, Adam W. Hauser3, Liang Ji5, Kai-tai Wan4, Gregory S. O'Brien3, Roger H. French1, Michael D. Kempe6, Xiaohong Gu2, Kenneth P. Boyce5. 1Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA.2National Institute of Standards a Technology, Gaithersburb, VA, USA.3Arkema, King of Prussia, PA, USA.4Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA.5Underwriter, Northbrook, IL, USA.6National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA

1:45
753
Predicting Photovoltaic Module Series Resistance based on Indoor-Aging Tests & Thermal Cycling Cumulative Exposure Estimates
C. Birk Jones1, Thushara Gunda1, Hamzavy Babak2, William B. Hobbs3, Cara Libby4. 1Sandia National Labs, Albuquerque, NM, USA.2Southern Research, Birmingham, AL, USA.3Southern Company, Birmingham, AL, USA.4Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, CA, USA

2:00
754
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - Spread Spectrum Time Domain Reflectometry for Detecting Accelerated Degradation in Photovoltaic Cells
Mashad Uddin Saleh1, Chris Deline2, Kent Terwilliger2, Byron McDanold2, Evan Benoit1, Samuel Kingston1, Naveen Kumar Tumkur Jayakumar1, Joel Harley3, Cynthia Furse1, 4, Michael Scarpulla1. 1Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake CIty, UT, USA.2National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA.3Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA.4LiveWire Innovation, Camarillo, CA, USA

2:15
755
Sequential Application of Static and Dynamic Mechanical Loads for Electrical Isolation of Cell Cracks
Colin Sillerud, Kyumin Lee, Jim Crimmins. CFV Solar Test Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM, USA

2:30
756
Solder Bond Degradation of Fielded PV Modules: Correlation between Performance, Series Resistance and Electroluminescence Imaging
Archana Sinha1, Viswa Sai Pavan Buddha1, Eric J Schneller2, 3, Dylan J Colvin2, 3, Kristopher O Davis2, 3, GovindaSamy TamizhMani1. 1Photovoltaic Reliability Laboratory, Arizona State University, Mesa, AZ, USA.2Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA.3Florida Solar Energy Center, University of Central Florida, Cocoa, FL, USA

2:45
757
Degradation of PERC and Al-BSF Photovoltaic Cells with Differentiated Minimodule Packaging Under Damp Heat Exposure
Menghong Wang1, Alan J. Curran1, Eric J. Schneller2, Jing Sun3, Jianfang Dai4, Arushi Pradhan1, Shiyi Qin1, Erika L. Anderson1, Sean M. Morrison1, Muhammad Syaheen Sazally1, Laura S. Bruckman1, Kristopher O. Davis2, Bryan D. Huey5, Jean-Nicolas Jaubert3, Jennifer L. Braid1, Roger H. French1. 1Materials Science a Engineering, SDLE Research Center, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA.2Materials Science a Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA.3Canadian Solar Inc., Suzhou, Jiangsu, *, China.4Cybrid Technologies Inc, Suzhou, Jiangsu, *, China.5Materials Science a Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
ORALS - JOINT AREA SESSION: MODULE AND SYSTEM CHARACTERIZATION (AREAS 5 & 8)
Chair/Organizer: Bruce King, David Dassler
Chicago 8

1:30
758
Quantitative Optical Determination of Water Content in Solar Modules by Short-Wave Infrared Reflectometry
Rishi E Kumar1, Guillaume von Gastrow1, Joswin Leslie2, Rico Meier2, Mariana I Bertoni2, David P Fenning1. 1University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA.2Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA

1:45
759
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - A simplified contactless method for outdoor photoluminescence imaging
Raghavi Bhoopathy, Oliver Kunz, Mattias Juhl, Thorsten Trupke, Ziv Hameiri. University of New South Wales, Kensington, *, Australia

2:00
760
High Throughput Detection of Cracks and other Faults in Solar PV Modules using a High-Power Ultraviolet Fluorescence Imaging System
Braden H. Gilleland1, 2, William B. Hobbs1, Joseph B. Richardson1, 3. 1Southern Company, Birmingham, AL, USA.2School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, USA.3School of Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA

2:15
761
Temperature and Irradiance Dependence of Current and Voltage at Maximum Power of Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Modules
Manit Seapan1, Yoshihiro Hishikawa2, Masahiro Yoshita2, Keiichi Okajima1. 1Department of Risk Engineering, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, *, Japan.2Research Center for Photovoltaics, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, *, Japan

2:30
762
Measurement Uncertainty in Production Solar Cell and Module Power
Cassidy Sainsbury, Harrison Wilterdink, Ronald Sinton. Sinton Instruments, Boulder, CO, USA

2:45
763
Machine Learning-based Classification of Environmental Conditions for High-Throughput Indoor Testing of Photovoltaic Modules
Erin E. Looney1, Ian Marius Peters1, Haohui Liu2, Zekun Ren3, Tonio Buonassisi1. 1Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA.2Solar Energy Institute of Singapore, Singapore, *, Singapore.3Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, Singapore, *, Singapore
3:00 - 3:30 PM
BREAK - BREAK: COFFEE BREAK
Exhibit Hall
3:30 - 5:00 PM
POSTERS - AREA 1: NOVEL ARCHITECTURES FOR IMPROVED OPTO-ELECTRONIC PERFORMANCE (click to view)
Chair/Organizer: Chris Valdivia, Harry Atwater
Poster 1
POSTERS - AREA 4: WORK FUNCTION ENGINEERING (click to view)
Chair/Organizer: Derk Bštzner, Boccard Mathieu, Daniel Macdonald
Poster 2
POSTERS - AREA 5: CHARACTERIZATION 2 (click to view)
Chair/Organizer: Bruce King, Dean Levi, Laurent Lombez
Poster 4
POSTERS - AREA 7: SPACE PHOTOVOLTAICS (click to view)
Chair/Organizer: Emiliio Fernandez, Hidefumi Akiyama, Michel Yakes
Poster 5
POSTERS - AREA 9: ANTI SOILING COATING AND SOILING LOSSES (click to view)
Chair/Organizer: Alan Lyons, Laura Schelhas, Lin Simpson
Poster 6
POSTERS - AREA 10: POWER ELECTRONICS AND MICROGRIDS FOR PV (click to view)
Chair/Organizer: Andy Hoke, Kishore Chatterjee, Minghui Lu
Poster 3
5:00 - 6:00 PM
SPECIAL - SPECIAL SESSION: INTERNATIONAL SOLAR ALLIANCE
Michigan

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) was created in Paris as a tool for helping countries in the sunbelt adopt solar more quickly. Mr. Akella Sastry has traveled to the PVSC as a representative of the ISA with support from IEEE. He will present an overview of the ISA and will collect names of volunteers who are willing to support ISA efforts.

6:30 - 9:30 PM
SOCIAL - SOCIAL ACTIVITY: BANQUET
Museum of Science & Industry