Jointly with European Photovoltaic Technology Platform, Nanophotonics Europe Association and Nanophotonics for Energy Efficiency Network of Excellence, and with the support of Photonics21 and EPIC
Day: Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Time: 13:30 – 18:30
Access: Open to all registered participants of the EU PVSEC 2014
A forum for the Nanophotonics and Photovoltaics communities to exchange ideas, to inform one another of latest developments, issues, challenges and opportunities, and to discuss joint future activities.
The Photovoltaics and Nanophotonics communities have recognised the need to work together in order to achieve results that will bring the field well beyond existing approaches and technologies. In order to reach that goal, information flow and collaborations between the two communities need to be strengthened, so that nanophotonics ideas can eventually become practically applicable and scalable, thus significantly contributing to increased competitiveness.
The Nanophotonics community is largely concerned with increased light trapping and is exploring a variety of avenues to achieve this. The real problem, however, is to demonstrate enhanced efficiency in working solar cells or maintaining efficiency while drastically reducing device thickness. Credible
comparisons with state-of-the-art technologies should be pursued. The two communities need to work together to achieve this.
The meeting aimed to address the following questions:
What does the Photovoltaics community expect from nanophotonics? What can nanophotonics offer to photovoltaics? How can interaction and collaboration between the two communities be enhanced? Where and how can we work together?
13:30 – 13:40 Welcome and Introduction, Wim C. Sinke (European Photovoltaic Technology Platform) and Gonçal Badenes (Nanophotonics Europe Association, Nanophotonics for Energy Efficiency NoE)
13:40 – 14:00 Nanophotonic light management for solar cells - Fundamentals, limitations, and opportunities, Uwe Rau, Director IEK5-Photovoltaics (Forschungszentrum Jülich)
14:00 – 14:20 Photonic structures for light trapping in thin-film silicon solar cells, Lucio Claudio Andreani, Professor (Università degli Studi di Pavia)
14:20 – 14:50 Small molecule OPV: From the lab to roll-to-roll production, Toni Müller, Team Leader Lifetime and Characterization (Heliatek GmbH)
14:50 – 15:15 Coffee Break
15:15 – 15:45 What can nanophotonics offer the photovoltaic industry?, Kylie Catchpole, Associate Professor (Australian National University)
15:45 – 16:05 Nanophotonics for highly efficient silicon solar cells and beyond, Jan Christoph Goldschmidt, Head of Team Novel Solar Cell Concepts (Fraunhofer ISE)
16:05 – 16:25 Understanding at the nanoscale to drive solar at the TW scale, Erik Garnett, Group Leader Nanoscale Solar Cells (AMOLF)
16:25 – 16:45 EMIRI - Establishing Industrial Leadership of EU in Advanced Materials for low-carbon energy & energy efficiency technologies – The case of PV, Fabrice Stassin, Managing Director (Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative Association)
16:45 – 17:10 Coffee Break
17:10 – 17:40 Title TBD, Christopher Case, Chief Technology Officer (Oxford PV)
17:40 – 18:30 Panel/Discussion, Moderator: Thomas Krauss (York Univ.)