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14th Photovoltaic Science, Applications and Technology

PVSAT - 14

Wednesday 18th - Thursday 19th April 2018

Imperial College London Kensington, London SW7 2AZ, UK

The Solar Energy Society is the UK National Section of the International Solar Energy Society (UK-ISES).

PVSAT-15 Confirmed.

10-12 April 2019 : University of Warwick, Scarman Conference Centre


10-12 April 2019

Warwick University - Scarman Conference Centre


Wednesday 18th - Thursday 19th April 2018

A word from the Chair

Nigel Mason

It is my great pleasure to invite you to participate in the PVSAT-14 Conference and Exhibition to be held at Imperial College London (ICL) 18-19 April 2018. The organising committee appreciate the feedback we received from our successful PVSAT-13 event in Bangor that we are using to ensure that ICL will be equally successful and meet everyone’s requirements. Planning has been underway for some months now and we are confident that we have a great venue for our event.

We are working on a great line-up of guest speakers that will be added to this website as they confirm their participation. However, it is also our contributory speakers and poster presenters that are central to the success of our event and our Call for Abstracts is now open so please ensure your contributions are submitted before the deadline of 21 Dec 2017. We will notify all corresponding authors by 01 Feb 2018.

SuperGen Supersolar will once again be running a 1-day workshop on the day before PVSAT-14 for early stage researchers and PhD students.............

Key dates

Abstract Submission:
Friday 12th January 2018 (Extended)

Author Notification:
Thursday 1st February 2018

Full Paper Submission:
Friday 23rd March 2018

Early Bird Registration Deadline:
Friday 23rd March 2018

Guest Speakers

We are pleased to announce our guest speakers for this year's conference

James Durrant

Centre for Plastic Electronics (CPE).

Ingrid Romjin

Manufacturing Technology group

Lucy Aitchinson

Photon Energy

Olga Malinkiewicz

Saule Technologies

Finlay Colville

Market Intelligence and Solar Media Limited

Chris Case

Solid State Solutions and CTO at Oxford PV

Conference Themes

  • Crystalline silicon photovoltaics
  • Thin film inorganic photovoltaics
  • Excitonic photovoltaics including dye-sensitised, organic and perovskites
  • High efficiency and novel photovoltaic devices
  • Concentrator photovoltaics
  • Manufacturing processes and characterisation
  • Photovoltaic systems, components and grid integration
  • Performance measurements and field experience
  • Policy & environment issues, including economics, market development and life cycle analysis

Abstract Submission

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 must not exceed 1 page A4 and should be uploaded from your online dashboard after registering.

The abstract should identify paper title, names and affiliations of all authors, purpose of the work, scientific approach, relevance, summary of the results and conclusions. Selected papers evidencing high quality contributions in PV materials and PV systems will be invited to submit their manuscripts to a special issue of the IET Journal.

Conference Outline

Wednesday 18 April
10.00 Registration opens
12.00 Conference opens
18.30 Welcome Reception

Thursday 19 April
09.00 Full Conference day
19.00 Conference Awards Dinner, Imperial College London.

Friday 20 April
09.00 Conference continues
13.00 Conference closes


EPSRC Supersolar Student Bursary

Please complete and return this form by email to or by post to Prof Michael G Hutchins, The Solar Energy Society, PO Box 489, Abingdon OX14 4WY. The Postgraduate Student Bursary is provided from the EPSRC Supergen SuperSolar action and will only be used to meet the cost of the PVSAT-14 student delegate conference registration fee and National Student Membership of the Society for 2018. Recipients are required to register separately at the EPSRC Supergen SuperSolar Hub

No funds are granted to meet travel, accommodation or subsistence costs which remain the responsibility of the Student in receipt of the bursary. A total of 10 postgraduate student bursaries are available. In the initial allocation, bursaries will be limited to one per institution. Successful applicants and the academic supervisor will be notified in writing.

RSC Travel Bursaries

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Energy Sector Bursary scheme can provide financial support for travel to PVSAT-14. Further details concerning application for a travel grant from the RSC Energy Sector can be found here

EPSRC Supersolar PV Hub

One day course for early stage researchers

Research methods for solar PV II: Focus on PV devices

Tues 17 April 2018, Finsbury Square, University of Liverpool London Campus, London (“PVSAT” is 18 – 19 April Imperial College)

Sixth in a series of annual one-day workshops starting, this year’s event will focus on PV Devices. Leading researchers will give their specialist ‘must-have’ overviews of key knowledge essential for postgraduates, postdocs and industrial researchers in silicon, thin film, concentrator, organic and dye and perovskite PV devices. Each speaker will explain the device architecture, fabrication, limiting aspects, research opportunities and performance of their specialist technology areas. The workshop is open to everyone. It is supported by the EPSRC SUPERGEN SuperSolar Hub.

See full article for full programme details and how to register

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