Please know that our thoughts are with those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak and that the health and safety of our conference participants are our first priority.

The PVSC Planning Committee has met earlier this month and developed the technical program. However, due to the rapidly changing and aggressive travel restrictions and safety precautions for the majority of our participants, as well as in our host city of Calgary, we are delaying release of abstract decisions to the authors. The Planning Committee is currently considering all potential options for the June 14th to 19th conference. The health and safety of attendees is our top priority. Any changes to operating status will be communicated immediately via email and posting on the meeting website. Thank you for your support and understanding.



It is my pleasure to invite you to attend the 2020 IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists Conference! The 47th PVSC will be held from June 14-19, 2020, at the Telus Convention Center in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

I am very excited to host the first ever PVSC to be held in Canada. Calgary is a beautiful city in the heart of Canada situated on the eastern slope of the magnificent Canadian Rockies mountain range. As the fourth-largest and the sunniest city in Canada, Calgary has a lot to offer visitors from around the world. In the downtown alone, you can discover over 1,000 shops, 200 restaurants and 50 entertainment spots. Calgary has one of the highest concentrations of green space in North America, and is the first municipality in Canada to power its infrastructure solely by renewable energy. One hour away are the Canadian Rockies and the quaint mountain towns of Banff and Lake Louise. To the east are the Canadian Badlands and prehistoric history. Head north and you will end up in the capital city of Edmonton.

You can find out more information and view the numerous city and regional attractions at the following link:

Continuing with the tradition of the past few years, the 47th PVSC will be divided into 12 technical areas covering cutting-edge developments in science and engineering of photovoltaics, ranging from fundamentals to applications, with an emphasis on material science, devices, systems, solar resources and policy related matters. PVSC-47 aims to be a highly interactive venue for both seasoned PV experts as well as entry-level professionals and students. The conference provides a unique opportunity to meet, share and discuss PV-related developments in a timely and influential forum. Please contribute to the PVSC's tradition as a premier international conference on the science and technology that can contribute toward a world powered largely by PV systems.

Please consider submitting an abstract on your latest achievements in photovoltaic research, development, and applications. The abstracts deadline will be January 27th, 2020.

On behalf of the Organizing, Cherry, and International Committees, I look forward to welcoming you to the 47th PVSC in Calgary, Canada!

Seth Hubbard
Conference General Chair
2020 IEEE 47th PVSC

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