#AppTGT - Application Targets for Next Generation Photovoltaics

Description of topical focus

The new generation of semiconductor materials such as perovskites and organics are seen as promising candidates to open up new applications for low cost and low embodied energy, spectrally tuned light harvesting. This potential is now underpinned by impressive laboratory-scale efficiencies (for example 18% for organic solar cells and > 25% for organohalide perovskites) achieved by sophisticated molecular engineering and a deep understanding of charge generation and voltage loss mechanisms. The time has now come to drive these technologies into market adoption and certain ‘application targets’ such as indoor light-harvesting for IoT seem ideal platforms to enable this adoption.

This symposium endeavours to gather leading experts from around the world aiming to identify and describe application targets for next-generation photovoltaic devices. In this regard, the symposium will particularly focus on areas such as state-of-the-art materials for photoactive layers and ancillary components, new material processing and device fabrication techniques, device characterization and simulation, differences in device physics between standard solar illumination, and more bespoke conditions such as indoor lighting, and cost evaluation of technologically relevant ‘whole systems’.

List of conference topics
  • Ultra-light-weight, high power density PV for communications/aerospace-related technologies
  • Scaling of organic and perovskite solar cells for large-area devices
  • Semi-transparent solar cells and building integration of PV technologies
  • Indoor PV for Internet of Things (IoT)
  • PV-battery integration and system architectures
  • Printable solar cells and environmentally friendly manufacturing
  • PV cost and life cycle análisis
Symposium organizers
Nasim Zarrabi

Department of Physics, Swansea University, UK Department of Physics, Swansea University, UK, GB

Paul Meredith

Department of Physics Sustainable Advanced Materials (Sêr-SAM), Department of Physics, Swansea University, UK, GB

Invited speakers
Harald W. Ade

Physics, North Carolina State University

Tayebeh Ameri

School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh

Diego Bagnis

OE Department, oninn - Centro de inovações

Christoph Brabec

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

Daniele Braga

Fluxim AG, CH

Gregory Burwell

Sustainable Advanced Materials Program (Sêr SAM), Department of Physics

Paul Dastoor

University of Newcastle

Rene Janssen

Department of Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

Jenny Nelson

Physics, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Holger Röhm

LTI, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, 76131, Germany

Thomas Österberg

Epishine AB

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