last updated 15-Dec-2014.
PVSAT-11 is Sponsored and Supported by:
I have just returned from a week in Amsterdam at EU PVSEC
hearing about the latest scientific and technology progress in
solar PV. The conversion efficiency of PV cells continue
upward with new records for crystalline silicon (25.7%,
Panasonic), CdTe cell (21.0%, First Solar), CIGS (21.7%, ZSW)
and multi-junction concentrator cells (46.5%, Fraunhofer
ISE). Clearly the development in these established
technologies continues to advance. The newer
cell technologies (dye-sensitized cells, organic cells, CZTS
and hybrid/perovskite) by definition started the race late but
have made significant progress in recent years, most notably
perovskite cells that now reported to have reached over 19%.
I’m now looking forward to PVSAT-11, firmly established as the UK’s premier scientific event for solar PV, where I expect to hear the latest progress being made by UK universities and research groups. The UK has strong R&D in solar, particularly in thin film and the newer cell technologies, and PVSAT is the opportunity to showcase this work and present your latest results and achievements.
PVSAT is not all about the science and has from the beginning covered applications, field performance, policy issues and market development. This is perhaps more relevant to the UK today where adoption of PV has never been greater. I’d personally like to hear more about the environmental impacts and benefits of solar especially since its green halo is being challenged by competing energy technologies (including fracking!). So pick-up your pens/keyboards/touch screens and submit your abstract for PVSAT-11.
PVSAT-11 will be held at Leeds University in the heart of this great city with convenient rail, road and air connections. The meeting will be held over three days starting late morning on day 1 and finishing with lunch on day 3. We will host an exhibition where delegates have an opportunity to view and discuss the latest developments in device characterisation, fabrication and specialist materials offered by commercial suppliers. As always, all meals and refreshments are included in the event so it is a great way to network. Come and meet old friends and find new collaborators for future projects.
Look out for announcements about the SuperGen SuperSolar workshop that will be held at the University of Leeds on the day immediately preceding PVSAT-11.
Look forward to see you in April, Nigel Mason, PVSAT-11 Conference Chair
All papers, whether accepted for Oral presentation or Poster
presentation will be submitted as a completed manuscript and
published in the PVSAT-11 Conference Proceedings.
Selected papers evidencing high quality contributions in PV
materials and PV systems will be invited to submit their
manuscripts to special issues of Energy Materials Journal or
IET Journal respectively.
1. Crystalline silicon photovoltaics
2. Thin film inorganic photovoltaics
3. Excitonic photovoltaics including dye-sensitised, organic and perovskites
4. High efficiency and novel photovoltaic devices
5. Concentrator photovoltaics
6. Manufacturing processes and characterisation
7. Photovoltaic systems, components and grid integration
8. Performance measurements and field experience
9. Policy & environment issues, including economics,
market development and life cycle analysis
Registration can be made by completing and returning the
10 Postgraduate Student Bursaries covering the PVSAT-11 registration fee will be made available through the generous support of the EPSRC Supergen SuperSolar action. A further 5 Postgraduate Student Bursaries will be made available by the University of Leeds. Application details will follow.
PVSAT-11 provides opportunities for leading UK companies to
interact with the world-leading UK academic community.
Each Exhibitor is granted two complementary delegate places and unrestricted access to all areas and activities of the conference including conference receptions and both conference dinners.
Exhibitor Registration Fee: £995 inclusive of VAT PVSAT-11
Presently exhibitors include:
The PVSAT-11 Conference Programme will be available following
completion of the Abstract Review process in early February
10.00 Registration opens; 11.00 Conference opens.; 18.00 Welcome Reception and Dinner, University of Leeds
09.00 Full Conference day; 19.00 Drinks Reception, Conference Awards Dinner, Great Hall University of Leeds
On-campus accommodation at the University of Leeds is not available for this conference.
Details of hotels and guest houses with reduced rates will be posted here. Delegates must make their own reservations.
No reservations can be made through the Solar Energy Society,
Leeds station connects us with all major UK cities and has a
fast and efficient London service. For train information and
timetables visit the
National Rail Enquiries website.
There are number of excellent bus services in Leeds. Visit
the West Yorkshire Metro
First Leeds for timetables and general information.
There is also a city bus which stops at the bus and train stations and the southern end of campus (near the back of Leeds General Infirmary A&E) every 10 minutes from 6.30 am - 7.30 pm Monday to Saturday.
Visit the National Express Coaches website for details.
If you are using satellite navigation our address details for
the main entrance to our site are:
University of Leeds
street listing can appear as Cavendish Road in some navigation systems)
Leeds is linked to the M1 and M62. Parking on campus is limited. Parking is available on campus on a first come, first served basis. The charge is £5.00. Come to the main entrance by the Parkinson Building. Plan your route on the AA website
Parking for disabled "blue badge" holders is available on campus for visitors. If you are a blue badge holder you are advised to enter the campus via the main barrier on Woodhouse Lane to show your badge. You can then be directed to the nearest available disabled parking bay to the area you are visiting. Blue badge holders do not need to pay to park on campus.
Alex Cole, Polyphotonix, PVSAT Programme Chair
Nick Cowern, Newcastle University
Michael Hutchins, The Solar Energy Society (UK-ISES Secretariat)
Stuart Irvine, OpTIC Technium, Glyndŵr University
Nicola Pearsall, Northumbria University
Tim Bruton, TMB Consulting, Immediate Past PVSAT Chair
Rolf Crook, University of Leeds, Local Organiser
Hari Reehal, London South Bank University
Steve Ransome, Steve Ransome Consulting Ltd
Trystan Watson, SPECIFIC, Swansea University
PVSAT-10, Loughborough University, 23-25 April 2014
PVSAT-9, Swansea University, 10-12 April 2013
PVSAT-8, Northumbria University, 2-4 April 2012
PVSAT-7, Heriot-Watt University, 1-3 April 2011
PVSAT-6, Southampton University, 1-3 April 2010
PVSAT-5, Glyndŵr University, 1-3 April 2009
PVSAT-4, University of Bath, 2-4 April 2008
PVSAT-3, Durham University, 28-30 March 2007
PVSAT-2, Loughborough University, 14-15 April 2005
PVSAT-1, Loughborough University, 3-4 April 2003