The PhotoVoltaic Technical Conference 2017, PVTC, the 8th event of a series of international PV specialty conferences, features oral presentations given by worldwide experts in the field of PhotoVoltaics (PV), as well as poster and exhibition sessions allowing academic and industrial attendees to increase their visibility. Since its beginning in 2010, PVTC has brought together international attendees representing over 20 countries from all continents. 45 keynote and invited speakers of international renown have participated in previous editions. All have presented their latest achievements in advanced technologies contributing to the transition to renewable energy.
PV is expected to be more and more present in many daily life objects, such as those of the Internet of Things, each requesting a mobile energy source. The production of renewable energies is inseparable of the storage of energy. For photovoltaics, electrical storage may be designed at the solar cell level (thin film batteries, supercapacitors), at the module and energetic system levels. Combining physical principles for the generation, conversion, and storage (thermophotovoltaic, thermoelectricity, ferroelectricity, piezoelectricity, electrochemistry) are among the things we would like to promote this year. PV must grow everywhere and in all conditions. Any illuminated surface is exploitable and all our objects and equipment will need energy autonomy.
In that respect, PVTC Conference offers an excellent opportunity for the whole value chain, from equipment and material suppliers up to application driven players, and from academic research institutions up to downside industry, to share and discuss leading-edge photovoltaic technologies.
Two reknown keynote speakers will participate at PVTC 2017:
- Pr. Ted Sargent, Canada Research Chair in Nanotechnology, Vice President-International, University of Toronto (Canada)
- Dr. Radovan Kopecek, International Solar Energy Research Center (ISC) Konstanz e.V (Germany)
They will present their latest research developments in Quantum Dots Solar Cells (Session 1) and give an overview on PIPV and BIPV (Session 3), respectively.
The objective of the conference is to give a vision, at the world level, of the latest scientific and technical advances regarding new generations of solar cells.