Photovoltaic Conference Sees Increase in Abstracts

20.04.2010 -

WIP - Renewable Energies reports that 1,817 research and industry abstracts have been received for the 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition / 5th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (25th EU PVSEC/WCPEC-5), taking place from Sept. 6-10 2010 in Valencia, Spain. This year's 1,817 abstracts represent an increase of 237 in comparison with the previous conference in Hamburg (1,580 abstracts).

The abstracts received reflect the high standard and the significance of the 25th EU PVSEC/ WCPEC-5 for the further development of photovoltaics. The technical program chairman, Dr. Heinz Ossenbrink from the Joint Research Center (JRC) of the European Commission, said, "This number and the quality of the abstracts confirm (the conference as) being the place where the next generation of photovoltaic technologies will be discussed. As an example, the topic ‘Advanced Photovoltaics' with 404 abstracts received will show new concepts for photovoltaics and will map out the way towards ultra-high efficiency solar cells for the technologies of tomorrow."

The submission of abstracts for the topics "wafer-based silicon solar cells" and "thin film cells" have increased significantly as well to 943 abstracts (815 papers in 2009). Dr. Ossenbrink said, "A special focus within the plenary sessions will be on the technology outlook for the next 10 years, since the European Directive on achieving a 20% share of renewable energies by 2020 will soon become Member State legislation. This global PV assembly will provide the perfect forum to present and to demonstrate how PV technologies and the global PV industry will be amongst the most dynamic contributors to achieve this goal."


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