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   


Friday, June 21st

8:30 - 10:00 AM
ORALS - AREA 1: NOVEL ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES
Chicago 10

8:30
762
Investigation of materials for hot carrier solar cell absorbers
Gavin J Conibeer, Santosh Shrestha, Stephen Bremner, Milos Dubajic, Bharat Thapa, Robert Patterson. University of New South Wales, Sydney, *, Australia

8:45
763
Hot Carrier Solar Cells based on Inter-Valley Phonon Scattering: A Novel Approach towards a Practical Solution
Hamidreza Esmaeilpour1, David K. Ferry2, Tetsuya D. Mishima1, Michael B. Santos1, Vincent R. Whiteside1, Ian R. Sellers1. 1Department of Physics a Astronomy, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA.2School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA

9:00
764
Hot-Carrier Extraction in InAs/GaAs Quantum Dot Superlattice Solar Cells
Yukihiro Harada, Naoto Iwata, Daiki Watanabe, Shigeo Asahi, Takashi Kita. Kobe University, Kobe, *, Japan

9:15
765
Improvement of Ohmic Behavior of Back Contact in ZnSnP2 Solar Cells by Inserting Cu3P
Taro Kuwano, Ryoji Katsube, Yoshitaro Nose. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Kyoto University, Kyoto, *, Japan

9:30
766
Amorphous-to-Crystalline: A Lever for Tuning Electrical Properties in Combinatorially-Sputtered Zinc Tin Oxide
Sebastian Husein1, Julia Medvedeva2, John D. Perkins3, Mariana I. Bertoni1. 1Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA.2Department of Physics, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO, USA.3National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA

9:45
767
TRIDENS: TRansport In DEfected Nanoparticle Solids Simulator for Nanoparticle Solar Cells
Chase M Hansen, Davis G Unruh, Gergely T Zimanyi. University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, USA
ORALS - AREA 2: ADVANCED CONTACTS AND INTERFACES FOR THIN FILM PHOTOVOLTAICS
Chicago 9

8:30
768
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - Reflective back contacts for ultrathin Cu(In, Ga)Se solar cells
Louis Gouillart1, 2, Wei-Chao Chen3, Andrea Cattoni1, Julie Goffard1, Lars Riekher3, Jan Keller3, Marie Jubault4, Negar Naghavi2, Marika Edoff3, Stephane Collin1. 1C2N, CNRS, Palaiseau, *, France.2UMR 9006, IPVF, CNRS, Palaiseau, *, France.3Angstrom Solar Centre, Uppsala University, Uppsala, *, Sweden.4EDF RaD, IPVF, Palaiseau, *, France

8:45
769
Decoupling of Optical and Electrical Properties of rear contact CIGS Solar Cells
J Cunha1, 2, T S Lopes1, S Bose1, 3, A Hultqvist3, W Chen3, O Donzel-Gargand1, 3, M Edoff3, P A Fernandes1, 4, 5, P M P Salome1, 2. 1International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Braga, *, Portugal.2Departamento de Fisica, Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, *, Portugal.33Angstrom Laboratory, Solid State Electronics, Angstrom Solar Center, Uppsala, *, Sweden.4I3N, Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, *, Portugal.55CIETI, Departamento de Fisica, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, Porto, *, Portugal

9:00
770
Get rid of S-kink in MZO/CdTe Solar Cells by Performing CdCl2 Annealing without Oxygen
Dengbing Li, Zhaoning Song, Sandip S. Bista, Rasha A. Awni, Corey R. Grice, Lei Chen, Yanfa Yan. The University of Toledo, TOLEDO, OH, USA

9:15
45
Sputtered Aluminum Oxide and p+ Amorphous Silicon Back-contact for Improved Hole Extraction in Polycrystalline CdSexTe1-x and CdTe Photovoltaics
Adam H. Danielson1, Amit H. Munshi1, Arthur Onno2, William Weigand2, Anna Kindvall1, Carey Reich1, Zhengshan J. Yu2, Jianwei Shi2, Zachary Holman2, Walajabad Sampath1. 1Next Generation PV Center, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA.2School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA

9:30
772
A Generalized Analytic Model to Tailor Back Contact Design of bifacial PERC-type Cu(In, Ga)Se2 solar cells
Yubo Sun1, Muhammad A Alam1, Peter Bermel1, 2. 1Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA.2Birck Nanotechnology Center, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA

9:45
773
Application of Solution-Processed CuSCN and AgSCN for Highly Efficient CdTe Solar Cells
Feng Yan, Liping Guo, Angelique Montgomery. Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
ORALS - AREA 4: DEVELOPMENTS IN SOLAR CELL SIMULATIONS
Sheraton 4-5

8:30
774
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - Influence of Interfacial Layers at the TCO / Doped a-Si Contact on the Fill Factor of SHJ Solar Cells
Christoph Messmer1, 2, Martin Bivour2, Jonas Schon1, 2, Martin Hermle2. 1INATECH, University of Freiburg, Emmy-Noether-Strase 2, 79110 Freiburg, Freiburg, *, Germany.2Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Heidenhofstrase 2, 79110 Freiburg, Freiburg, *, Germany

8:45
775
Analysis of Temperature Dependent Characteristics of Diffused Regions
Rebekka Eberle1, Andreas Fell1, Tim Niewelt1, 2, Florian Schindler1, Martin C. Schubert1. 1Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Freiburg, *, Germany.2University Freiburg, Freiburg, *, Germany

9:00
776
Determining the Generation Rate of Silicon Solar Cells from Reflection and Transmission Measurements by Fitting an Analytical Optical Model
Andreas Fell, Wiebke Wirtz, Hannes Hoffler, Johannes Greulich. Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Freiburg, *, Germany

9:15
777
Injection-dependent lateral resistance in front-junction solar cells with nc-Si:H and a-Si:H hole selective contact
Jan Haschke, Olivier Dupre, Jean Cattin, Mathieu Boccard, Christophe Ballif. EPFL/PV-lab, Neuchatel, *, Switzerland

9:30
778
Annual energy yield analysis of solar cell technology
Malcolm Abbott1, 2, Keith McIntosh1, Ben Sudbury1, Jenya Meydbray3, Tsun H. Fung2, Muhammad U. Khan2, Yu Zhang2, Shuai Zou4, Xusheng Wang4, Guoqiang Xing4, Giuseppe Scardera2, David Payne2, 5. 1PV Lighthouse, Coledale, *, Australia.2University of New South Wales, Sydney, *, Australia.3PV Evolution Labs, San Francisco, CA, USA.4Canadian Solar Inc., Jiangsu, *, China.5Macquarie University, Sydney, *, Australia

9:45
779
Developing a web based PV simulation platform (targeting at machine learning combined with advanced device and process simulation to support process optimization)
Rolf Stangl1, Gautam Anand1, Rahul Jaiswal1, Shubham Rathi1, Cangming Ke1, Zekun Ren2, Tonio Buonassisi2. 1Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), 7 Engineering Drive 1, Block E3A, #06-01, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, *, Singapore.2Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research a Technology, CREATE Tower, 1 Create Way, #10-01, Singapore, Singapore, *, Singapore
ORALS - AREA 5: EMERGING CHARACTERIZATION METHODS
Sheraton 2

8:30
780
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - Physics-guided characterization and process optimization of solar cell devices using Bayesian Networks: a novel paradigm
Ren Zekun1, Felipe Oviedo2, Maung Thway3, Xue Hansong3, Kaicheng Zhang4, Ning Li4, Thomas Heumeuller4, Jose D. Perea4, Christoph J. Brabec4, Tonio Buonassisi1, 2. 1SMART, Singapore, *, Singapore.2MIT, Boston, MA, USA.3SERIS, Singapore, *, Singapore.4FAU, Numberg, *, Germany

8:45
781
Spatially Resolved Material Quality Prediction Via Constrained Deep Learning
Aditya Sai Kovvali1, Matthias Demant2, Stefan Rein3. 1Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Freiburg, *, Germany.2Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Freiburg, *, Germany.3Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Freiburg, *, Germany

9:00
782
DEFECT STUDY OF GROUP V DOPED CDTE USING THERMOELECTRIC EFFECT SPECTROSCOPY
Sntosh K Swain1, Tursun Ablekim2, Kelvin G Lynn1. 1Center for Materials Research, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA.2National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA

9:15
783
Femtosecond-laser photoemission spectroscopy for ultrafast photovoltage dynamics: limitations and possibilities
Yuji Hazama1, 2, Yukiaki Ishida1, 2, Zhu Lin3, Changsu Kim1, Shik Shin1, 2, Hidefumi Akiyama1, 2. 1The Institute for Solid State Physics, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, *, Japan.2AIST-UTokyo OPERANDO-OIL, University of Tokyo, Kashiwa, *, Japan.3Sun Yat-sen University, Higher Education Mega Center, Guangzhou, *, Japan

9:30
784
A Machine Learning Approach to Defect Parameters Extraction: Using Random Forests to Inverse the Shockley-Read-Hall Equation
Yoann Buratti, Josef Dick, Quoc Le Gia, Ziv Hameiri. University of NewSouth Wales, Sydney, *, Australia

9:45
785
In Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy: A Powerful Tool for the Characterization of Carrier-Selective Contacts
Haider Ali1, 2, Supriya Koul1, Geoffrey Gregory1, 2, James Bullock3, Ali Javey3, Akihiro Kushima1, Kristopher O Davis1, 2. 1Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Central Florida, ORLANDO, FL, USA.2Florida Solar Energy Center, University of Central Florida, Cocoa, FL, USA.3Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
ORALS - AREA 8: BUILDING INTEGRATED PV AND NOVEL APPLICATIONS
Chicago 8

8:30
786
Power Supply of a Short-Range Public Transportation System Based on Photovoltaics - Potential Analysis and Implementation
Sascha Kratz, Aljoscha Schmidt, Benjamin Krueger, Ralf Wegener, Stefan Soter. University of Wuppertal, Wuppertal, *, Germany

8:45
787
Determining the Operating Temperature of Solar Panels on Vehicles
Michael Leveille1, Aaron Wheeler1, Ignacio Anton1, 2, Sarah Kurtz1. 1University of California, Merced, Merced, CA, USA.2Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Madrid, *, Spain

9:00
788
Impact of Dynamic Shading in cSi PV Modules and Systems for Novel Applications
B. K. Newman, A. R. Burgers, N. J. J. Dekker, P. Manshanden, M. J. Jansen, P. J. Kester. ECN.TNO, Petten, *, Netherlands

9:15
789
High-level financial assessment of colored BIPV faades: Case study in Singapore.
Veronika Shabunko1, Thomas Reindl1. 1SERIS, singapore, *, Singapore.2SERIS, singapore, *, Singapore

9:30
790
Reliability and Safety Issues Observed in Flood Affected PV Power Plants and Strategies to Mitigate the Damage in Future
Narendra Shiradkar, Sachin Zachariah, Ali Khattab. Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Mumbai, *, India

9:45
791
Outdoor Performance of PV Technologies in Simulated Automotive Environments
Aaron J Wheeler1, Michael Leveille1, Sarah Kurtz1, Ignacio Anton1, 2, Moritz Limpinsel3. 1University of California, Merced, Merced, CA, USA.2Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Madrid, *, Spain.3Alta Devices, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, USA
ORALS - AREA 9: SOILING LOSSES AND MECHANISMS
Chicago 6-7

8:30
792
Combined Soiling and Degradation Analysis of Photovoltaic Systems
Michael G Deceglie, Matthew Muller, Dirk C. Jordan, Chris Deline. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA

8:45
793
Best Student Presentation Award Finalist - Identification of stressors leading to degradation of anti-soiling coating in warm and humid climate zones
Sonali Bhaduri1, 2, Ajeesh Alath1, Sudhanshu Mallick1, 3, Narendra Shiradkar1, 4, Anil Kottantharayil1, 4. 1National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education, Mumbai, *, India.2Centre for Research in Nanotechnology and Science, Mumbai, *, India.3Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, Mumbai, *, India.4Department of Electrical Engineering, Mumbai, *, India.5Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, *, India

9:00
794
An Improved Method to Extract and Generate Soiling Loss Profiles
Leonardo Micheli, Florencia Almonacid, Eduardo F. Fernandez. University of Jaen, Jaen, *, Spain

9:15
795
Quantification of spectral losses of Natural soiling and detailed microstructural analysis of Dust collected from Different locations in Dubai, UAE
Aaesha Alnuaimi1, Jim John1, Omar Albadwawi1, Yahya Elhassan1, Fatima Albanna2, Fatima Almamari2, Amal Alqassim2. 1Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, Dubai, *, United Arab Emirates.2Sharjah University, Sharjah, *, United Arab Emirates

9:30
796
Increased PV Soiling from High Module Voltages
Lin J Simpson1, Ryo Huntamer2, Courtney Weston3, Paul Ndione1, Byron McDanold1, Sarah Toth4, Chun Sheng Jiang1, Matthew Muller1, Helio Moutinho1, David C. Miller1, Leonardo Micheli1, Greg Perrin1, Alfredo Marinez-Morales2. 1(1) National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA.2University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA, USA.3Saint Mary, Notre Dame, IN, USA.4University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA

9:45
797
Long-Lasting Strong Electrostatic Attraction and Adhesion Forces of Dust Particles on Photovoltaic Modules
C.-S. Jiang, H.R. Moutinho, B. To, C. Xiao, L.J. Simpson, M.M. Al-Jassim. National renewable energy laboratory, Golden, CO, USA
ORALS - AREA 10: RELIABILITY AND SAFETY OF POWER ELECTRONICS AND PV SYSTEMS
Sheraton 1

8:30
798
Fault Current Correction Strategies for Effective Fault Location in Inverter-Based Systems
Ronald C. Matthews, Shamina Hossain-McKenzie, Matthew J. Reno. Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, USA

9:00
799
Identifying Common Errors in Distribution System Models
Logan Blakely, Matthew J. Reno. Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, USA

9:15
800
Measured dc Arc-flash Risk in a Photovoltaic System
Bijaya B Paudyal1, Michael B Bolen1, Tom Short1, Justin Woodard2. 1Electric Power Research Institute, Charlotte, NC, USA.2National Grid, Waltham, MA, USA

9:30
801
A Rapid Feasibility Checking for Reconfiguration of Mismatched PV Arrays
Dafang Zhao, Fukuhito Ooshita, Michiko Inoue. Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Ikoma-shi, *, Japan

9:45
802
Grid-forming Inverter Experimental Testing of Fault Current Contributions
Nicholas Sonny Gurule1, 2, Javier Hernandez-Alvidrez1, Matthew J. Reno1, Adam Summers1, Sigifredo Gonzalez1, Jack Flicker1. 1Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, USA.2University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
10:00 - 10:30 AM
BREAK: COFFEE BREAK
Ballroom Foyer
10:30 - 12:00 PM
ORALS - AREA 11: SOLAR RESOURCE ASSESSMENT AND VARIABILITY MODELING
Sheraton 1

10:30
803
Improved Field Evaluation of Reference Cell Using Spectral Measurements
Frank E Vignola1, Josh Peterson1, Rich Kessler1, Aron Habte2, Manajit Sengupta2, Vikram Sandhu1. 1University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA.2National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA

10:45
804
Retrieving Surface Solar Irradiance from Himawari-8: a Physics-Based Approach and its Validation
Yi Qin1, Andrew D. L. Steven2, Jing Huang1, Sam West3, Maryam Khan3, Tim R. McVicar4. 1CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Canberra, *, Australia.2CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, Brisbane, *, Australia.3CSIRO Energy, Newcastle, *, Australia.4CSIRO Land and Water, Canberra, *, Australia

11:00
805
The Numerical Computation of Clear-sky Transmittance and Reflectance of Solar Radiation for the Modeling of PV System Performance
Yu Xie, Manajit Sengupta. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA

11:15
806
Spatio-Temporal Downscaling of Hourly Solar Irradiance Data Using Gaussian Copulas
Joakim Widen, Joakim Munkhammar. Uppsala University, Uppsala, *, Sweden

11:30
807
The Impact of Climate Change on PV Energy Yield in the 21st Century
Ian Marius Peters, Tonio Buonassisi. MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA

11:45
808
Experimental Study of the Spectral and Angular Solar Irradiance
Shweta S. Pal, Rebecca Saive. University of Twente, ENSCHEDE, *, Netherlands
ORALS - AREA 1: NOVEL CONCEPTS IN HIGH EFFICIENCY & MULTI-JUNCTION CELLS
Chicago 10

10:30
809
Ab-initio assessment of new sulfo-iodide compounds as candidate top-cell materials for silicon-based multi-junction tandem solar cells
Robert J Patterson1, Wenhao Xu1, Xiaojing (Jeana) Hao1, Su-Huai Wei2, Martin A Green1. 1UNSW Sydney, Sydney, *, Australia.2Beijing Computational Science Research Center, Beijing, *, China

11:00
810
Molecular Beam Epitaxy of Wide-Bandgap InAlAsSb on InP Substrates for an All Lattice-Matched Triple-Junction Solar Cell
Stephanie Tomasulo1, Maria Gonzalez2, Matthew P. Lumb3, Mark E. Twigg1, Igor Vurgaftman1, Jerry R. Meyer1, Robert J. Walters 4, Michael K. Yakes1. 1U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, USA.2Formerly Sotera Defense Solutions, Annapolis Junction, MD, USA.3The George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA.4Formerly U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC, USA

11:15
811
Towards High-Efficiency Triple-Junction Bifacial III-V Nanowire-on-Silicon Solar Cells: Design Approaches Enabling the Concept
Anastasiia Fedorenko, Mohadeseh A. Baboli, Parsian K. Mohseni, Seth M. Hubbard. Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, USA

11:30
812
Effects of high photon gas density and radiative efficiency on upper bounds of energy conversion efficiency in single-crystal solar cells
Sean Babcock, Nicholas Irvin, Richard King, Christiana Honsberg. arizona state university, tempe, AZ, USA

11:45
813
Progress on the heterojunction bipolar transistor solar cell – from theory to experiment
Elisa Antolin, Marius Zehender, Pablo Garcia-Linares, Simon A. Svatek, Antonio Marti. Instituto de Energia Solar - Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Madrid, *, Spain
ORALS - AREA 2: FABRICATION AND DEGRADATION OF CIGSE
Chicago 9

10:30
814
Control of Vacancy Defects in Reactively Sputtered (Ag, Cu)(In, Ga)Se2 Solar Cells
Rouin Farshchi1, Jeff Bailey1, Dmitry Poplavskyy1, Benjamin Hickey1, David Spaulding1, En-Tang Kuan1, Afrina Khanam2, Filip Tuomisto2. 11, Santa Clara, CA, USA.22, Aalto, *, Finland

10:45
815
Propagation of reverse bias induced wormlike defects in CIGSe solar cells
Klaas Bakker1, 2, Hanna Nilsson Ahman2, Nicolas Barreau3, Arthur Weeber1, 4, Mirjam Theelen2. 1Delft University of Technology, Delft, *, Netherlands.2ECN part of TNO, Eindhoven, *, Netherlands.3Universite de Nantes, Nantes, *, France.4ECN part of TNO, Petten, *, Netherlands

11:00
816
The Effects of Absorber Thickness on Reverse-Bias Damage in Cu(In, Ga)Se2 Solar Cells
Lorelle M Mansfield, Karen Bowers, Stephen Glynn, Ingrid L Repins. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA

11:15
817
Potential-Induced Degradation Depends on Leakage Current and Light/Electrical Bias in Cu(In, Ga)Se2 Devices
Christopher P. Muzzillo, Stephen Glynn, Peter Hacke, Helio R. Moutinho, Matthew R. Young, Ingrid L. Repins, Lorelle M. Mansfield. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA

11:30
818
Precursor reaction with high Ga to achieve increased Cu(In, Ga)(S, Se)2 open-circuit voltage
Isaac K. Lam, Gregory M. Hanket, William N. Shafarman. Institute of Energy Conversion, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA

11:45
819
Cu(In, Ga)Se2 deposition at low temperature studied by XPS and GD-OES measurements : growth model and effect of steep Ga-grading on device properties
Valentin Achard1, 2, Solene Bechu2, 3, Matteo Balestrieri4, Muriel Bouttemy3, Marie Jubault1, 2, Arnaud Etcheberry3, Daniel Lincot2, 4, Frederique Donsanti1, 2. 1EDF RaD, Palaiseau, *, France.2IPVF, Palaiseau, *, France.3Institut Lavoisier de Versailles, Palaiseau, *, France.4CNRS UMR 9006, Palaiseau, *, France
ORALS - AREA 3: III-V SINGLE JUNCTIONS & COMPONENTS
Sheraton 2

10:30
820
Reverse heterojunction (Al)GaInP solar cells for improved efficiency at concentration
Myles A. Steiner, Ryan M. France, Emmett E. Perl, Daniel J. Friedman, John Simon, John F. Geisz. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA

10:45
821
Delta-doping for enhanced tunnel junction performance and thermal stability
Yukun Sun1, 2, Shizhao Fan2, Daehwan Jung3, Ryan Hool2, Brian Li2, Michelle Vaisman1, Minjoo Larry Lee2. 1Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA.2University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA.3Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, *, Korea

11:00
822
Design of Thermophotovoltaic Cells for Optimal System Efficiency Accounting for Photon Reuse from Front and Back Contacts
Daniel J. Friedman, Myles A. Steiner. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA

11:15
823
AlGaAs/InGaP MBE-grown heterostructures for 1.73eV Solar Cells With 18.7% Efficiency
Ahmed Ben Slimane1, 2, Amadeo Michaud3, Adrien Bercegol4, Julie Goffard1, 2, Olivia Mauguin2, Xavier Lafosse2, Laurent Lombez1, Jean-Christophe Harmand2, Stephane Collin 1, 2. 1Institut Photovoltaique d'Ile-de-France (IPVF), Palaiseau, *, France.2Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies (C2N), CNRS, Universite Paris-Sud/Paris-Saclay, Palaiseau, *, France.3TOTAL GRP, Palaiseau, *, France.4EDF RaD, Palaiseau, *, France

11:30
824
Fabrication of Thin III-V Solar Cells on Ni Films using Electroless Ni Deposition
William E McMahon1, John D Simon1, Michelle S Young1, Emily L Warren1, Jeronimo Buencuerpo1, Kevin L Schulte1, Corinne E Packard1, 2, John F Geisz1. 1National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA.2Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, USA

11:45
825
Reduced Shadowing in Solar Cells with Trapezoidal Grid Fingers
Alessandro Cavalli, Jeronimo Buencuerpo, Emmett E. Perl, Myles A. Steiner, John F. Geisz. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA
ORALS - AREA 4: ENHANCED CONTACTING SCHEMES
Sheraton 4-5

10:30
826
Photonic Sintering Meets the Metallization of Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells
Joerg Schube, Maximilian Weil, Tobias Fellmeth, Roman Keding, Stefan W. Glunz. Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, *, Germany

10:45
827
High-Conductive, Hole-Blocking Layer for Silicon Solar Cells
Xinbo YANG1, Wenzhu Liu1, Michele DeBastiani1, Jingxuan Kang1, Hang Xu1, Erkan Aydin1, Thomas Allen1, Lujia Xu1, Ersa AlHabshi2, Ahmed Alsaggaf 2, Issam Gereige2, Yimao Wan3, Chris Samundsett3, Andres Cuevas3, Stefaan Dewolf1. 1King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, *, Saudi Arabia.2Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, *, Saudi Arabia.3Research School of Engineering, Australian National University, Canberra, *, Australia

11:00
828
Microstructural Characterization and Mathematical Model of Micro-colloids Contact Mechanism in c-Si Solar Cells
Keming Ren, Dan Han, Tang Ye, Yong Zhang, Abasifreke Ebong. University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, USA

11:15
829
Multi-component Tellurium-based Screen-printable Conductor Metallizations for Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells
Kurt Mikeska, Meijun Lu, Weilin Liao. Jiangxi Jiayin Science and Technology, Ltd., Nanchang, *, China

11:30
830
Metal-induced Recombination Losses Associated with Si Present within Passivation Layers and Aluminum Paste for PERCs
Supawan Joonwichien, Masaaki Moriya, Satoshi Utsunomiya, Yasuhiro Kida, Katsuhiko Shirasawa, Hidetaka Takato. AIST, Fukushima, *, Japan

11:45
831
Silicon Heterojunction and Half-Cell configuration: optimization path for increased module power
Felix Gerenton, Samuel Harrison, Julien Eymard, Paul Lefillastre, Renaud Varache, Viet Nguyen, Delfina Munoz, Charles Roux. CEA-INES, Le Bourget Du Lac, *, France
ORALS - AREA 9: ANTI-SOILING COATINGS
Chicago 6-7

10:30
832
Combined Soiling and Abrasion Testing of Anti-Soiling Coatings
Katja Lange1, 2, Mohammed A. Bahattab3, Saad H. Alqahtani3, Mark Mirza4, Walther Glaubitt4, Volker Naumann1, 2, Christian Hagendorf1, 2, Klemens K. Ilse1, 2, 5, 6. 1Fraunhofer Center for Silicon Photovoltaics CSP, Halle (Saale), *, Germany.2Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS, Halle (Saale), *, Germany.3King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology KACST, Riad, *, Saudi Arabia.4Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC, Wurzburg, *, Germany.5Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Kothen (Anhalt), *, Germany.6Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle (Saale), *, Germany

10:45
833
Design Advancement of an Indoor Soil Deposition Chamber: A Road to Standardization
Zach Hammond1, Telia Curtis1, Lin Simpson2, Govindasamy Tamizhmani1. 1Arizona State University Photovoltaic Reliability Laboratory (ASU - PRL), Mesa, AZ, USA.2National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO, USA

11:00
834
Area 9: PV Modules and System Reliability Industrial Production and Field Evaluation of Transparent Electrodynamic Screen (EDS) Film for Water-free Cleaning of Solar Collectors
Malay K Mazumder1, Carolyn R Ellinger2, Kevin M O'Conner2, Ryan S Eriksen S1, Annie A. R. Bernard1, Mark N Horenstein1, Julius E Yellowhair3, Nitin R Joglekar1, Sean M Garner4, Joshua T Bone1, Cristian Morales1, Acuna O Hugo5. 1Boston University, Boston, MA, USA.2Eastman Kodak Co., Rochester, NY, USA.3Sandia National Lab, Albuquerque, NM, USA.4Corning Research a Development Corporation, Corning, NY, USA.5EDS Chile SpA, Vitacura, *, Chile

11:15
835
The Abrasion of Photovoltaic Glass: A Comparison of the Effects of Natural and Artificial Aging
David C. Miller1, Asher Einhorn1, Clare L. Lanaghan1, Jimmy M. Newkirk1, Bobby To1, Helio R. Moutinho1, Paul F. Ndione1, Aaesha Alnuaimi2, Jim J. John2, Lin J. Simpson1, Chaiwat Engtrakul1. 1National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO, USA.2Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), Dubai, *, United Arab Emirates

11:30
836
Indoor and Outdoor Test Results for “DUSST”, a Low-Cost, Low-Maintenance PV Soiling Sensor
Matthew Muller1, 2, Joshua Morse1, Florencia Almonacid2, Eduardo Fernandez2, Leonardo Micheli2. 1NREL, Golden, CO, USA.2University of Jaen, Jaen, *, Spain

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Self-cleaning hybrid hydrophobic-hydrophilic surfaces; durability and effect of artificial soilant particle type
Illya Nayshevsky1, 2, QianFeng Xu3, David Miller4, James Newkirk4, Daniel Furhang1, Alan M. Lyons1, 2, 3. 1College of Staten Island, City University of New York, Staten Island, NY, USA.2The Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York, NY, USA.3ARL Designs LLC, New York, NY, USA.4National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO, USA
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KEYNOTE: CLOSING SESSION
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