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PVSAT-11 is Sponsored and Supported by:
One day course in Materials and Techniques for PV (including inorganic and organic materials fundamentals, transparent conductors, optical properties, optical spectroscopy and microstructure). Same venue as PVSAT 2015 (15 – 17 April).
Two day workshop to discuss the challenge and opportunities for
printed PV technologies, including perovskites, organic and
hybrid devices. Topics to be discussed include materials and
device function, processing and stability, and scaleup towards
Abstract deadline 18 March and early bird registration 30 March
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 the University of Leeds 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
Registration can be made by completing and returning the following form
Here is the 'final' version of the PVSAT 11 conference program which is subject to change
PVSAT-11 'final' conference programme
10:00 Registration opens; 11.00 Conference opens.; 19:00 Welcome Reception and Dinner, University of Leeds
09:00 Full Conference day; 19:00 Drinks Reception, Conference Awards Dinner, Great Hall University of Leeds
Dr Pierre Verlinden
Vice President & Chief Scientist, Trina Solar, China
Professor James Durrant
Professor of Photochemistry, Imperial College London
Dr Matthias Kauer
R&D Manager, SHARP Laboratories of Europe
Dr John Wohlgemuth
Principle Reliability Physicist, NREL, USA
Dr Tom Tibbits
Staff Scientist, Fraunhofer ISE, Germany
Mr Raymond Knaapen
Systems Engineer, VDL Flow, The Netherlands
Dr Jon Major
University of Liverpool, UK
Dr Rolf Crook
University of Leeds, UK
PVSAT-11 is presently sponsored and supported by
Opportunities exist for named sponsorship of individual elements of the conference, e.g. prizes, receptions, coffee breaks, dinner, proceedings etc.
Companies and organisations interested in sponsorship of PVSAT-11 should contact the Solar Energy Society Secretariat for further information.
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:
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.
Papers accepted for poster presentation at the conference should be formatted as A1 Portrait
Abstracts are invited for oral and poster presentation.
All papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Papers will be subjected to a stringent review process and will only be accepted based on their merits. The abstract should be prepared in English, single-spaced, using Times New Roman 10 pt font with margins of 2.5 cm and using Microsoft Word. The abstract must not exceed 1 page A4 and should be sent by email to email@example.com . The message should have a subject starting with ‘PVSAT-11 Abstract Submission’; the file should be named with the surname of the first author (and a running number if more than one paper is submitted, e.g. Surname1). The abstract should include: applicable subject area, full title, names and affiliations of the authors including full contact details of the author for correspondence, purpose of the work, scientific approach, relevance, summary of the results and conclusions and indicate preference for poster or oral presentation. 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.
Early Bird Registration deadline: Wednesday 18th March 2015
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
Through the support of the EPSRC SuperSolar project and the
University of Leeds, a total of 15 postgraduate student
bursaries are available for attendance at the Photovoltaic
Science Applications and Technology conference, PVSAT-11,
which is taking place at the University of Leeds, 15-17 April
The Postgraduate Student Bursary will only be used to meet the cost of the PVSAT-11 conference registration fee. No funds are available to meet travel, accommodation or subsistence costs which remain the responsibility of the Student in receipt of the bursary.
Applicants must be registered for a PhD at a UK university. In the initial allocation, bursaries will be limited to one per institution. Successful applicants and the academic supervisor will be notified in writing.
PVSAT-11 BURSARY FORM
To make an application, please complete and return the PVSAT-11 Postgraduate Student Bursary form to
Prof Michael G Hutchins, The Solar Energy Society, PO Box 489, Abingdon OX14 4WY by post or by email to : firstname.lastname@example.org.
On-campus accommodation at the University of Leeds is not available for this conference.
Delegates must make their own reservations.
No reservations can be made through the Solar Energy Society, (UK-ISES).
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 limited on campus and will be prioritised for exhibitiors, The charge is £5.00. Come to the main entrance by the Parkinson Building. Plan your route on the AA website
If you have any mobility issues please contact the secretariat before the conference. 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
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