EU PVSEC 2016, taking place from 20 to 24 June 2016 at ICM – International Congress Center, in Munich, Germany, will be chaired by Professor Marko Topič, Head of the Laboratory of Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Professor Topič is appointed as EU PVSEC 2016 Conference General Chairman following nomination and voting process by the EU PVSEC ISAC – International Scientific Advisory Committee.
Professor Topič is chairman of the European Technology & Innovation Platform Photovoltaics, and has been chairman of the Slovenian Photovoltaic Technology Platform since 2006. He is a full professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the University of Ljubljana and an affiliate professor at the Colorado State University, USA. Professor Topič has a very broad PV research experience in photovoltaics, thin-film semiconductor materials, electron devices, optoelectronics, electronic circuits, and reliability engineering.
The EU PVSEC 2016 retains its traditional international format. The previous EU PVSEC was the world’s largest PV research conference with 2,538 participants from 79 countries. The 2016 programme outline continues the successful format from previous years. EU PVSEC provides a unique platform to present new R&D results and analysis, while also encouraging active participation of industry experts, analysts, media and policy makers.
The EU PVSEC 2016 Conference Topics are:
- New Materials and Concepts for Solar Cells and Modules
- Wafer-Based Silicon Solar Cell and Materials Technology
- Thin Film Solar Cells and Modules
- Concentrator and Space Applications
- Operation, Performance, Reliability and Sustainability of Photovoltaics
- PV Applications and Integration
- PV Economics, Markets and Policies
EU PVSEC Background
EU PVSEC takes place at different venues in Europe since 1977. The Conference uniquely combines scientific, technological, industrial and application-related issues from the perspective of research and development, industry and politics. 6,500 authors and co-authors from 86 countries submitted abstracts in 2015. 200 international experts reviewed the suggested contributions. With more than 1,300 keynote, plenary, oral and visual presentations, and presentations in several workshops, expert panels and specific industry fora, the EU PVSEC counts as the most outstanding PV science-to-science and science-to-industry platform. The EU PVSEC conference program is coordinated by the European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre.