Technical Program


A fun and educational tradition of the IEEE-PVSC, is the extended 3 hour tutorials given on the Sunday before the conference. These tutorials give a deep insight into selected research and development topics and serve both as an expert review of the field for all, as well as an introduction for newcomers. We have selected 11 current topics in PV such as popular classics Si PV, thin film, modeling, testing and characterization. Also I want to highlight some new exciting topics for this year: Next generation PV and emerging concepts, 100% renewable future, and hybrid tandem solar cells. The tutorials are given by some of the most recognized and experienced scientists in the field. All tutorials come with a set of slides which are an indispensable source of information that you will not find anywhere else! Students get one free ticket but nobody should miss this opportunity. Confirm your participation early in advance as tickets will be limited.

We are looking forward to welcoming you on Sunday June, 14 at 8:30 AM.

Best regards,

Ammar Nayfeh
Tutorial Chair
2020 IEEE PVSC-47

The IEEE PVSC will be offering half day tutorials on Sunday June 14th, 2020 The tutorials cover a wide range of photovoltaic related topics, presented by the leading experts in the field.

Please note the following times for the Tutorials:
Sunday AM Tutorials: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday PM Tutorials: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Morning Tutorials (offered on Sunday)

AM1: Fundamentals of Photovoltaics - N.J. Ekins-Daukes (UNSW)

AM2: Introduction to Device and Module Characterization - Ronald Sinton (Sinton Instruments), Johnson Wong (Aurora Solar Technologies)

AM3: Silicon PV technology: from Cradle to Grave - Silvana Ayala Pelaez (NREL), Udo Romer (UNSW), Udo Romer (UNSW)

AM4: Introduction to Photovoltiac Device Modeling - Jeff Bailey (Maisole), Geordie Zapalac (Maisole)

AM5: Utility Scale System Issues - Mahesh Morjaria (First Solar)

AM6: Solar Technoeconomic Analysis - Michael Woodhouse (NREL), Britney Smith (MREL)

Afternoon Tutorials (offered on Sunday)

PM1: PV Module Reliability and Testing Standards - John Wohlgemuth (NREL)

PM2: Hybrid Tandem Solar Cells - Tyler Grassman (The Ohio State), Joseph Berry (NREL)

PM3: Next Generation PV and Emerging Concepts - Ian Sellers (University of Oklahoma, Masakazu Sugiyama (University of Tokyo)

PM4: Thin Film PV: Overview of CdTe, Cu(InGa)Se2, Cu2ZnSn(S, Se), and Related Material and Device Technologies - Mike Scarpulla (The University of Utah ), B.J. Stanbery (Siva Power, Inc.)

PM5: 100% Renewable Future - Andrew Blakers (Australian National University)

PM6: Introduction to Photovoltaic Materials Characterization - Harvey Guthrey (NREL), Jon Moseley (NREL)