10th Photovoltaic Science Application and Technology (PVSAT-10)

Conference and Exhibition


23 - 25 April 2014,  Loughborough University, UK

organised by


the Solar Energy Society  (UK-ISES) in collaboration with CREST and Loughborough University


A UK-ISES 40th Anniversary Event


Author Information
Conference Venue
PVSAT Committee
PVSAT Archive


PVSAT-10 is

Sponsored and Supported by:











PO Box 489, Abingdon OX14 4WY, UK

Tel: 0044 (0)7760 163559; Fax: 0044 (0)1235 848684; Email: info@uk-ises.org; www.uk-ises.org


PVSAT-10 will take place at Loughborough University, UK

Wednesday 23rd - Friday 25th April 2014


View the conference programme:


Some 80 papers will be presented in Oral and poster sessions


Exhibit at PVSAT-10:



Register for attendance at PVSAT-10:



PVSAT-10 CALL FOR PAPERS: The Call is now closed; some 80 papers are accepted for presentation


20 Postgraduate Student Bursaries covering the PVSAT-10 registration fee were made available through the generous support of Loughborough University and Supergen SuperSolar

PVSAT-10 POSTGRADUATE STUDENT BURSARY APPLICATION FORM : The call for postgraduate student bursary applications is now closed


Abstract submission deadline:  Friday 20th December 2013

Full paper submission: Wednesday 26th March 2014

Early Bird Registration deadline: Wednesday 26th March 2014.




A Word from the Chairs

2013 has seen some improvement in the Global PV market . A better balance of supply and demand has stabilised prices and the volume of installations has grown and many new markets are emerging outside Europe. There is a renewed optimism within the community but the research challenges remain. Priority items are developing the new PV technologies to take cost below 0.4 /Wp, developing storage systems at the domestic and multi- megawatt level and methodologies to control and monitor PV performance to allow grid penetration of PV generation to well above 10%.  The PVSAT conference is now well established as the premium event for PV in the UK and is an ideal forum to explore how we as a PV community can respond to these very significant challenges.. The UK is privileged in having a strong R&D community active in most of the major PV fields of devices and applications.

The PVSAT conference series is organised by the UK section of the International Solar Energy Society which is in its 40th anniversary year. This 10th running of the conference will again be held over three days to allow the inclusion of the wide range of papers and posters reflecting this fast moving field of research and development.

Loughborough University hosted the first two PVSAT conferences and PVSAT- 10 will be held at the Holywell Park site of Loughborough University. The local organisation is managed by CREST, the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems, which itself celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013. A Technical tour of the CREST laboratories will follow the conference.

Holywell Park, Loughborough, LE11 3GR provides an excellent location to continue the success of the annual PVSAT conference series. It is one mile from Junction 23 of the M1 with an Intercity rail link and East Midlands Airport close by. We look forward to welcoming you to Loughborough in April.


Tim Bruton, Conference Chair;

Alex Cole, Programme Chair; Ralph Gottschalg, Conference Secretary



Key Registration Dates


Abstract Submission:

Friday 20th December 2013


Author Notification:

Monday 10th February 2014


Delegate Early Bird Registration deadline:

Wednesday 26th March 2014


Full Paper Submission deadline:

Wednesday 26th March 2014


Become a Member of the Solar Energy Society (UK-ISES) and benefit from reduced PVSAT conference registration fees

Complete and return the UK-ISES 2014 Membership form

with your conference registration


Conference Themes

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 and components

8.                   Performance measurements and field experience

9.                   Policy issues, including economics, market development and environment


Conference Outline

Wednesday 23 April  

10.00 Registration opens; 11.00 Conference opens.; 18.00 Welcome Reception and Dinner, Loughborough University.

Thursday 24 April      

09.00 Full Conference day; 19.00 Drinks Reception, Gallery Tour,  followed by Conference Awards Dinner, Loughborough University.

Friday 25 April    

09.00 Conference continues; 12.30 Conference closes. 13.00 CREST Technical Tour, Loughborough University.


Key Dates:

Abstract submission:  Friday 20th December 2013;

Author notification:  Monday 10th February 2014;

Full paper submission: Wednesday 26th March 2014;

Early Bird Registration deadline: Wednesday 26th March 2014.



For further information contact:

The Secretariat, The Solar Energy Society, PO Box 489, Abingdon OX14 4WY, UK

Tel: 0044 (0)7760 163559; Fax: 0044 (0)1235 848684; Email: info@uk-ises.org; www.uk-ises.org