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The 15th Photovoltaic Science, Applications and Technology Conference
10th - 12th April 2019
Scarman Conference Centre, University of Warwick
General Information

The conference proceedings of PVSAT-15 are now in preparation and will be distributed free of charge to all conference delegates. Organisations or individuals who wish to purchase bound copies of the conference proceedings should contact the UK-ISES Secretariat at info@uk-ises.org.

PVSAT-16 will be held at the University of Salford, with provisional dates set for 15-17 April 2020. Further details will be posted here.

Conference Proceedings

Individuals wishing to obtain a copy of the PVSAT-15 Conference Proceedings should contact the Secretariat of The Solar Energy Society directly by email info@uk-ises.org or by telephone +44 (0)7760 163559. Member and Non-Member price information available on request.

Abstract Submission

Abstracts are still invited for "late news" oral or poster presentations. For oral consideration, this must be submitted by the 8th February 2019. All papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Papers will be subject 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 sent by email as a PDF or Word document to the Solar Energy Society (UK-ISES) Secretariat (info@uk-ises.org)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.

Key Themes

  • Crystalline silicon photovoltaics.
  • Inorganic thin film, perovskite and excitonic photovoltaics.
  • Tandem and multijunction devices.
  • Photodetectors, novel devices and new horizons in photovoltaics.
  • 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.

  • A Word from the Chair

    As PVSAT Conference Chair, it is my great pleasure to invite you to participate in the PVSAT-15 Conference and Exhibition to be held at the University of Warwick, Scarman Training and Conference Centre, 10-12 April 2019. The organising committee appreciate the feedback we received from our successful PVSAT-13 and PVSAT-14 events at Bangor University and Imperial College London which we are using to ensure that Warwick will be equally successful and meet everyone’s requirements. 

    We are working on a great line-up of guest speakers. However, it is 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 December 2018. We will notify all corresponding authors by 01 February 2019. 

    The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in New and Sustainable Photovoltaics will run a 1-day workshop on the day before PVSAT-15 for early stage researchers and PhD students at the University of Warwick. PVSAT is a not-for-profit organisation and sponsors are being sought to keep registration fees as low as possible, particularly for students. If you are interested in being a sponsor please get in touch. Along with our regular exhibitors we welcome new organisations to participate and display their offer to our delegates. Please check out the details on the PVSAT website and get in touch – we’d love to hear from you. 

    I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Nigel Mason for his exemplary work as PVSAT Conference Chair over the previous four years. The conferences in Leeds, Liverpool, Bangor and London had excellent speakers and contributory papers. Nigel continues to be part of the organising committee who have elected me as the current Conference Chair. I certainly have some large shoes to fill. Please help me to make PVSAT-15 a success by submitting your abstracts, suggesting invited speakers or sponsoring this fantastic event that supports UK and global Photovoltaic Science research. I’m really looking forward to meeting old friends and welcoming new participants. Make sure PVSAT is in your diary now and see you in Warwick next April. 

    Alex Cole, PVSAT-15 Conference Chair