Solar Power Technologies & Materials

Solar Power Technologies & Materials

Symposium Co-Chairs

George MaracasGeorge Maracas
Program Director
National Science Foundation
Kris A. BertnessKris A. Bertness
Project Leader, Semiconductor Metrology for Energy Conversion
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Anand KamannavarAnand Kamannavar
Investment Director
Applied Ventures
Thomas E. MalloukNanostructures for Improving the Spectral Response of Photovoltaic Cells
Thomas E. Mallouk
Professor of Materials Chemistry and Physics Director, Center for Solar Nanomaterials, The Pennsylvania State University
Thomas MeyerFinding the Way to Solar Fuels with Dye Sensitized Photoelectrosynthesis Cells
Thomas Meyer
Arey Professor of Chemistry; Director, Energy Frontier Research Center on Solar Fuels, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
T. Mitch WallisNanoscale electromagnetic characterization of semiconductors and photovoltaics with scanning microwave microscopy
T. Mitch Wallis
Physicist, Electromagnetics Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Eric DanielsEric Daniels
Regional President, Bosch Solar Energy, North America
Robert Bosch LLC

Symposium Sessions

Monday May 13

11:00Innovation Spotlights: Electronics & Energy
11:00Chemistry and Materials Science for a Sustainable Future: BASF Special Session
2:00Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and Conversion I
2:00Innovation Spotlights: Defense & Energy
4:00Innovation Spotlights: Materials & Energy
Solar: Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and Conversion NNI Signature Initiative - Posters 4:00
Solar: Technologies & Devices I - Posters 4:00

Tuesday May 14

Solar: Technologies & Devices II - Posters 1:30
Power Grid & Distribution - Posters 1:30
3:00Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and Conversion II
3:45Solar: Organic Solar Technologies

Wednesday May 15

8:30Solar: Novel Technologies for Solar
9:00DOE Industry Collaborations with the National Laboratories - Special Session
11:00How National User Research Facilities Can Give Your Company an Advantage - Special Session
2:00Innovation Spotlights: Energy Management & Security
4:00Innovation Spotlights: Renewable & Novel Energy

Symposium Program

Monday May 13

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11:00Innovation Spotlights: Electronics & EnergyPotomac 1
Session chair: Keith Ritala, KERTECH & Associates, Reviewers: Panasonic, Bosch, Applied Ventures, Omron
11:00Panasonic - Strategic Innovation Interests
I. Nydick, Panasonic Ventures, US (bio)
11:15Bosch - Strategic Innovation Interests
E. Daniels, Robert Bosch LLC, US (bio)
11:30Omron - Strategic Innovation Interests
D. Uchida, Omron, JP (bio)
11:45Applied Ventures - Strategic Innovation Interests
A. Kamannavar, Applied Ventures, US (bio)
12:10Scalable Nanopatterning using Roll-based Jet and FlashTM Imprint Lithography
P. Hofemann, Molecular Imprints Inc., US
12:17Microsystems Enabled Photovoltaics (MEPV)
G. Nielson, Sandia National Laboratories, US
12:24Circuits in Plastic Technology
M. Neeli, Griffith University, AU
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11:00Chemistry and Materials Science for a Sustainable Future: BASF Special SessionPotomac 2
-Chemistry & Materials for a Sustainable Future
S. Dimovski, BASF, US
-D. Blackwood, BASF, US
-P. France, MeadWestvaco, US
-C. Machemer, The Rockefeller Group, US (bio)
-W. Rensink, Shell International Exploration and Pro Game Changer, US (bio)
-R. Goerck, BASF, US (bio)
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2:00Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and Conversion IBaltimore 1-2
Session chair: Kris A. Bertness, NIST, US
2:00Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and Conversion NNI Signature Initiative: Vision and Opportunities (invited presentation)
G. Maracas, National Science Foundation, US (bio)
2:10Silicon Nanowire Solar Cells: Lowering the Cost of Solar Electricity (invited presentation)
M.R. Black, Bandgap Engineering, US (bio)
2:35Nanostructures for Improving the Spectral Response of Photovoltaic Cells (invited presentation)
A. Shoji Hall, M. Faryad, G.D. Barber, L. Liu, M. Solano, T.S. Mayer, A. Lakhtakia, P. Monk, T.E. Mallouk, The Pennsylvania State University, US (bio)
3:00Efficient broadband conversion via quantum dots with built-in charge
A. Sergeev, K. Sablon, N. Vagidov, J. Little, V. Mitin, University at Buffalo, US
3:20Enhancement of GaAs solar cell efficiency by type-II GaSb quantum dots located outside ofthe depletion region
A. Kechiantz, A. Afanasev, J.-L. Lazzari, The George Washington University, US
3:40Nanoscale electromagnetic characterization of semiconductors and photovoltaics with scanning microwave microscopy (invited presentation)
T.M. Wallis, A. Imtiaz, J. Weber, P. Kabos, M. Brubaker, N.A. Sanford, K.A. Bertness, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US (bio)
4:05A Focused Super-Continuum Solar Simulator for Illuminated Solar Cell Microscopy (invited presentation)
T. Dennis, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
4:30Nanofluids for Heat Transfer and Thermal Energy Storage in Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) Applications (invited presentation)
D. Singh, Argonne, US (bio)
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2:00Innovation Spotlights: Defense & EnergyPotomac 2
Session chair: Ron Beech, Angstron Materials, Reviewers: Boeing, Capewell, Navy
2:00Boeing - Strategic Innovation Interests
T. Metoyer, Boeing, US (bio)
2:15Capewell - Strategic Innovation Interests
I. Boerenko, Capewell, US (bio)
2:30Navy - Strategic Innovation Interests
C. Tindal, U.S. Navy, US (bio)
3:00Solar Fuel Corporation: Converting Sun, Water and CO2 to hydrogen or syngas
K. Bowles, Solar Fuel Corporation, US
3:07NSPECT Portable Imaging Neutron and Gamma-Ray Spectrometer (NSPECT)
T. Carrier, University of New Hampshire Office for Research Partnerships and Commercialization, US
3:14Therm-E-Log - Visual,Temperature Exposure History Logger
U. Sampathkumaran, InnoSense LLC, US
3:21Conductive Composites
G. Hansen, Conductive Composites Company, US
3:28Optical True-Time-Delay (TTD) Devices for Phased Array Systems
P. Morton, Morton Photonics Inc, US
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4:00Innovation Spotlights: Materials & EnergyPotomac 2
Session chair: Thomas Martinuzzo, Univalor, CA, Reviewers: Lockheed Martin, SK Innovation, SABIC
4:00Lockheed Martin - Strategic Innovation Interests
T. Earles, Lockheed Martin, US (bio)
4:15SK Innovation - Strategic Innovation Interests
Y.K. Lee, SK Innovation, SK (bio)
4:30Sabic - Strategic Innovation Interests
J. Amarasekera, SABIC, US (bio)
5:00Scalable Biosurfactant Synthesis
B. Berger, Lehigh University, US
5:07CarbonFlex, Flexible Composite Material
W. Loux, Arizona Technology Enterprises (ASU), US
5:14Structural color optical reflecting microplatelets
B. Wang, Svaya Nanotechnologies, US
5:21Bio-based chemicals from waste-derived syngas
L. Dyson, Kiverdi, Inc., US
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Solar: Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and Conversion NNI Signature Initiative - Posters 4:00Expo Hall A
-Sensitized Solar Cells Based on Ternary Metal Oxide Nanowires and a Physical Approach for Quantum Dot Deposition
W. Wang, University of Wyoming, US
-An aqueous nanoparticle TiO2 formulation for high efficiency dye sensitized solar cells
R. Lupitskyy, V. Vendra, T. Druffel, University of Louisville, US
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Solar: Technologies & Devices I - Posters 4:00Expo Hall A
-Opto-Electrical Study of Spectrally Enhanced Thin Film Solar Devices
S. Hajimirza, J.R. Howell, The University of Texas at Austin, US
-Thermally Stable 2-D Pgotonic Crystals for Solar Thermophotovoltaics
H.J. Lee, K. Smyth, S.G. Kim, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
-New route for growing of ZnO seed layer using SILAR method
E. Galego, M.M. Serna, L.V. Ramanathan, IPEN-CNEN/SP, BR
-Statistical Analysis of Electroplated Indium (III) Sulfide (In2S3) Films, a Potential Buffer Material for PV (Heterojucntion Solar Cells) Systems, using Organic Electrolytes
M. Ali Mughal, M.J. Newell, J. Vangilder, S. Thapa, J. Hall, D. McNew, F. Felizco, K. Wood, R. Engelken, B.R. Carroll, J.B. Johnson, Arkansas State University, US
-Solar automated greenhouse
F. Rabago, E. de Santago, J.I. Moncada, Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, MX
-Plasmonic Enhanced Light Trapping in a P3HT Photovoltaic
S. Shepard, D. BakshiGupta, G. St. Luce, Louisiana Tech University, US
-A Generalized Model for Global Solar Radiation in South Africa Using Multiple Weather Elements as Predictors
C.C. Enweremadu, A.A. Adeala, Z. Huan, University of South Africa, ZA
-Adsorption kinetics of the Ruthenium-dyes onto TiO2 for dye sensitized solar cells (DSSC)
T.C.-K. Yang, S-F Wang, National Taipei University of Technology, TW
-Investigation on energy conversion efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cell with patterned FTO electrode
Y.-C. Wang, C.-P Cho, National Chi Nan University, TW
-Structure-Stability Relationships for Graphene-Wrapped Fullerene-Coated Carbon Nanotubes and Their Photovoltaic Applications
V.C. Tung, UC Merced, US

Tuesday May 14

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Solar: Technologies & Devices II - Posters 1:30Expo Hall A
-Photocatalytic Performance of Cu/TiO2-xNx Nanotube Arrays Enhanced by Surface Plasmon Resonance and Application in Hydrogen Evolution by Water Splitting
L. Kang, E. Liu, X. Hu, J. Fan, F. Wu, X. Fan, W. Hou, H. Wu, Q. Wang, Northwest University, CN
-CeF3 Fullerene-like Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Upconversion Properties and Application in Photocatalysis Reduction of CO2
W. Hou, J. Fan, X. Hu, E. Liu, F. Wu, Y. Yang, L. Kang, Q. Zhang, X. Sun, Northwest University, CN
-Transfer of asymmetric free-standing TiO2 nanowire films for high efficiency flexible dye-sensitized solar cells
Z. Xue, L. Wang, B. Liu, National University of Singapore, SG
-XRD and SEM studies on annealed nanocrystalline titanium dioxide powder
S.S. Babkair, A.A. Ansari, N.N. Al-Qurashi, King Abdulaziz University, SA
-Deposition of TiO2/Ni/CuO/ITO multi-layered cell for solar-driven water splitting
K-R Wu, National Kaohsiung Marine University, TW
-Experimental realization of theory predicted high absorption earth-abundant Cu-V-VI solar absorbers
R.S. Kokenyesi, L. Yu, A. Zunger, D.A. Keszler, Oregon State University, US
-Y2O3:Eu3+, Tb3+ sphere particles doped anti-reflection and wavelength conversion bifunctional films: Synthesis and application to solar cells
R. Ji, X. Hu, M. Tian, L. Han, F. Jun, L. Wang, S. Zhan, Q. Zhang, Y. Wang, Northwest University, CN
-Dry Plasma Synthesis of Pt-NPs/MWNT Nanohybrids and Their Application on the Counter Electrode of Dye-sensitized Solar Cells
V.-D. Dao, H.-S. Choi, Chungnam National University, KR
-Au nanoparticles decorated hydrothermally processed rutile TiO2 nanorods for photoelectrochemical water splitting
B. Sun, T. Shi, W. Sheng, T. Jiang, G. Liao, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, CN
-High open-circuit voltage bulk-heterojunction solar cells by using new dendritic acceptor material
T. Alshahrani, A EL-Betany, M. Mabrook, H. Tai, N.B. McKeown, Bangor University, UK
-Water Splitting for H2 Production using Visible-light-responsive Photocatalysts
J. Huang, G. Zhang, W. Zhang, P. Wang, D. Minakata, Y. Chen, J. Crittenden, New Jersey Institute of Technology, US
-Opportunities and Current Activities in Nanomanufacturing in Support of NASA Mission Needs
M.A. Meador, NASA Glenn Research Center, US
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Power Grid & Distribution - Posters 1:30Expo Hall A
-Self-Sufficient Smart-Grid Sensor Nodes and Architecture
J. Carland, A. Oberbeck, M. Umeda, J. Cumming, T. Wilkey, M. Fripp, A. Kuh, D. Garmire, University of Hawaii at Manoa, US
-Infrared Sensor Interference Isolation for Low-Cost Three-Dimensional Anemometers
J. Hirano, D. Garmire, University of Hawaii at Manoa, US
-Thermodynamic Availability Sources from Inertial Energy
A. Celorio-Villasenor, NATURBO Technology Centers, MX
-Rapid Prototyping of Self-Sufficient Environmental Sensor Modules using Laser-Cut Parts
M. Umeda, N. Parks, A. Oberbeck, A. Kuh, D. Garmire, University of Hawaii at Manoa, US
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3:00Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and Conversion IIWoodrow Wilson C
Session chair: Lenny Tinker, U.S. Department of Energy, US
3:00Finding the Way to Solar Fuels with Dye Sensitized Photoelectrosynthesis Cells (invited presentation)
T.J. Meyer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, US (bio)
3:25Self-Assembly of Squaraine Dyes: A Thermodynamic Exploration of Aggregation on Device Properties
S. Spencer, V. Murcia, P. Heaphy, C. Bougher, B. Conrad, S. Misture, J. Cody, C. Collison, Rochester Institute of Technology, US
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3:45Solar: Organic Solar TechnologiesWoodrow Wilson C
Session chair: Lenny Tinker, U.S. Department of Energy, US
3:45Exploring the IR-limit of the Triplet-Triplet Annihilation Upconversion: Tetraaryltetraanthra[2,3]porphyrin - family
M. Filatov, I. Ilieva, K. Landfester, S. Baluschev, MPIP, DE
4:05Effects of ZnO buffer layer and depth profiling analysis of bulk heterojunction organic solar cells
P.S. Mbule, T.-H. Kim, B.-S. Kim, H.C. Swart, O.M. Ntwaeaborwa, University of the Free State, ZA

Wednesday May 15

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8:30Solar: Novel Technologies for SolarAnnapolis 3-4
Session chair: Kris Bertness, NIST, US
8:30Nanostrucutres which can survive the high temperature solar applications
H.J. Lee, K. Smyth, S-G Kim, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, US
8:50Luminescent Solar Concentrator windows for sustainable electricity generation over agricultural land
C. Corrado, S.W. Leow, M. Osborn, S. Alavi, L.E. Bebout, G.B. Alers, L. Prufert-Bebout, S.A. Carter, University of California, Santa Cruz, US
9:10Three-dimensional panel configurations to reduce wind load and increase passive convection cooling of photovoltaic surface on solar tracking systems
R. Edgar, S. Cochard, Z. Stachurski, Australian National University, AU
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9:00DOE Industry Collaborations with the National Laboratories - Special SessionPotomac 4-5
-M. Paulus, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US (bio)
-K. Edmonds, U.S. Department of Energy, US
-C. Bybee, ARCH Venture Partners, US (bio)
-B. Farris, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), US (bio)
-R. Werne, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US (bio)
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11:00How National User Research Facilities Can Give Your Company an Advantage - Special SessionPotomac 4-5
Session chair: Cheryl Fragiadakis, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, US
-A. Norman, United Technologies Research Center, US (bio)
-B. Brown, U.S. Department of Energy, US (bio)
-S. Petrash, Henkel Adhesive Technologies, US (bio)
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2:00Innovation Spotlights: Energy Management & SecurityPotomac 2
Session chair: Sahir Surmeli, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., US, Reviewers: Intel, Lockheed Martin, Siemens
2:00Intel - Strategic Innovation Interests
L. Wigle, Intel Corporation, US (bio)
2:15Lockheed Martin - Strategic Innovation Interests
B. Lawrence, Lockheed Martin, US
2:30Siemens - Strategic Innovation Interests
T. Godart, Siemens, US (bio)
3:00MEMS-based Pyroelectric Thermal Energy Scavenger
D. Sims, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US
3:07Efficient low-cost micro-grids utilitizing photovoltaics and battery storage
P. Bundschuh, Ideal Power Converters, US
3:14VHF Power Conversion
B. McGowan, FINsix, US
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4:00Innovation Spotlights: Renewable & Novel EnergyPotomac 2
Session chair: Purnesh Seegopaul, Pangaea Ventures & Gary Yang, UniEnergy Technologies, LLC, US
4:00Innovative blade design creating efficient and affordable micro grids.
J. Janiuk, Firefly Power LLC, US
4:07Black Silicon Etching: Efficient and Inexpensive PV Technology
E. Payne, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), US
4:14Improved Electrolyte for Fuel Cells
W. Loux, Arizona Technology Enterprises, US
4:21Efficiency-Boosting Laminate for Solar Cells and Modules
S. Vasylyev, Lucent Optics, US
4:28A stable and active low-cost catalyst for the replacement of platinum
M. Weber, McGill University, CA
4:35MTPV
D. Mather, MTPV Power Corporation, US
4:42SiEnergy Systems
M. Tsuchiya, SiEnergy Systems, LLC, US

The Solar Power Technologies & Materials symposium focuses on emerging technologies across the entire Solar Energy space with emphasis on commercially viable research and development efforts. This exciting and stimulating event, now in its 5th year, provides a unique opportunity to discuss and highlight new materials and approaches. The attending corporate community is looking to identify top technologies including PV, solar thermal, direct solar fuels, efficiency advancements, and any associated technology development for solar power generation.

This symposium is a jointly hosted by the Cleantech 2013 and Nanotech 2013 conferences.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection & Conversion
  • CIGS, II-VI, Thin Film Technologies
  • Concentrator Cells & Systems
  • Crystalline Silicon
  • Amorphous, Microcrystalline & Film
  • Direct Solar Fuels
  • Organic Solar Technologies
  • Space Applications
  • Solar Thermal
  • Grid Integration
  • Novel Materials for Energy Harvesting
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