Solar Power Technologies

Solar Power Technologies

Symposium Co-Chairs

Brian A. KorgelBrian A. Korgel
Director
Center for Next Generation Photovoltaics
Heath NaquinHeath Naquin
Managing Director
Center for Next Generation Photovoltaics, Univ. of Texas

Confirmed Invited Speakers

Andrew  WalshPower & Energy at Raytheon
Andrew Walsh
Technology Manager, Power Enterprise Campaign, Raytheon
Shashank  PriyaThe NSF I/UCRC Program and its Role in Advancing the Energy and Environment Research
Shashank Priya
Program Director, National Science Foundation Industry University Collaborative Research Center (I/UCRC)
Stan  FarnsworthImplications of Photonic Curing on PV-Related Materials
Stan Farnsworth
Vice President of Marketing, NovaCentrix

Symposium Sessions

Monday June 16

3:00Innovation Spotlights: Energy-Efficiency: Bosch & Ingersoll Rand
Solar Technologies - Posters 4:30

Tuesday June 17

10:30Innovation Spotlights: Advanced Materials: MeadWestvaco & DuPont
Solar Technologies - Posters 1:30
3:00Solar Power Technologies

Symposium Program

Monday June 16

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3:00Innovation Spotlights: Energy-Efficiency: Bosch & Ingersoll RandNational Harbor 5
Session chair: Goran Matijasevic, UC Irvine, US
3:00Bosch - Strategic Innovation Interests
A. Kojic, Bosch, US
3:15Ingersoll Rand - Strategic Innovation Interests
L. Adifon, Ingersoll Rand, US
3:30Rechargeable Zinc-Air Battery System
S. Bagheri, University of Waterloo, CA
3:37Improved High Temperature Electrolyte for Fuel Cells
P. Dowd, Arizona Technology Enterprises, US
3:44High Density Surface Nanotextures for Broadband, Omnidirectional Antireflection
K. Elcess, Brookhaven National Laboratory, US
3:51Supercritical CO2 Brayton for Compact High Efficiency Power Generation
G. Rochau, Sandia National Laboratories, US
3:58Bosch, Ingersoll Rand Q&A
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Solar Technologies - Posters 4:30Expo Hall C
-Nanotechnology Enabled Photovoltaics and Electronics for High-Power-Density Energy Systems
T.C. Smith, S.E. Lyshevski, Rochester Institute of Technology, US
-Synthesis and Characterization of Electrode Nanomaterials for Dye - Sensitized Solar Cell Fabrication
L.V. Nghiem, N.T. Hoang, P.T. Hien, L.M.L. Phung, V.T. Long, N.T.P. Thoa, Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City, VN
-The Optical and Electrochemical Properties of ZnS/CdSe Qds/CdS co-Sensitized TiO2 Photoanode for Quantum Dot Solar Cells
Q.V. Lam, T.H. Nguyen, T.P.T. Nguyen, Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City, VN
-Preparation of ZnO Nanowires for Solar Cells Aplicattion
S.L. Fernandes, M.A. Zaghete, C.F.O. Graeff, J.A. Varella, E. Longo, UNESP, Universidade Estadual Paulista, BR
-Effects of silver layer on the optical and electrical properties of ZnMgBeGaO/Ag/ZnMgBeGaO transparent conductive film
H.B. Cuong, C-S Lee, B-T Lee, Chonnam National University, KR
-Periodic and Psuedo-Random Back-Reflector Nanoparticle Enhanced Light-Trapping in a Silicon Photovoltaic
S. Shepard, L. Patel, F. Rubaiat, Louisiana Tech University, US

Tuesday June 17

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10:30Innovation Spotlights: Advanced Materials: MeadWestvaco & DuPontNational Harbor 3
Session chair: Thomas Martinuzzo, Univalor, CA
10:30MeadWestvaco - Strategic Innovation Interests
P. France, MeadWestvaco, US
10:45DuPont - Strategic Innovation Interests
B. Provine, DuPont, US
11:00Nano-Enhanced Hydrophobic Surfaces
H. Malak, AES, Inc., US
11:07Rapid Synthesis of Titanate Nanofibers
A. Kundu, Lehigh University, US
11:14High throughput ALD
P. Lichty, Pneumaticoat Technologies, US
11:21Tailored Thermal Expansion Alloys
J. Monroe, Texas A&M University, US
11:28MeadWestvaco, DuPont Q&A
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Solar Technologies - Posters 1:30Expo Hall C
-Improved Nanophotonics Simulation Tools for Light-Trapping in Photovoltaics
S. Shepard and F. Rubaiat, Louisiana Tech University, US
-c-SI Wafer Development: A New Approach to Reduce Costs and Drive Efficiency
S. Zehavi, N. Reef, A. Blosse, D. Weiss, L. Hendler, Scifiniti Inc, US
-Electrical characterization with high spatial resolution of P3HT:PCBM blends used in organic photovoltaics by means of conductive atomic force microscopy
Y.M. Omar, M. Chiesa, A. Al Ghaferi, Masdar Institute, AE
-Application possibility of Parabolic Through Solar Thermal Power Plant technology in North Cyprus
N. Cabacaba, M. Dağbaşı, Cabacaba Yenilenebilir Enerji Sistemleri, CY
-Synthesis of Novel Functionalized-Graphene/Quantum Dots Hybrid System for Solar Cells Application
S.S. Babkair, M.T. Khan, A. Azam, kau, SA
-Synthesis of Visible light Nanocomposites for H2 Production
A.M. Hussein, R.V. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, US
-Solar Energy System Prototype with a Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)
A.A. Abdelmoaty, A. Helmy, A.A. Rezk, Y. Ismail, The American University in Cairo, EG
-Selective-Area Growth of ZnCdTe on Patterned SiO2/CdS via Close-Space Sublimation
D. Zubia, B.A. Aguirre, D. Pete, K.L. Jungjohann, J. Michael, D. Marrufo, A. Vidana, J.C. McClure, J.L. Cruz-Campa, University of Texas at El Paso, US
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3:00Solar Power TechnologiesPotomac 4
Session chair: Brian A. Korgel & Heath Naquin, National Science Foundation I/UCRC for Next Generation Photovoltaics, Univ. of Texas (bio, bio)
3:00Intense Pulsed Light Processing of Semiconductors for Photovoltaics
T. Druffel, R. Dharmadasa, University of Louisville, US
3:20Solar Energy Conversion using a Broad Band Coherent Concentrator with Antenna-Coupled Rectifiers
P. Bodan, AMI Research and Development, US
3:40Low-cost Transmission, Storage, and Integration for Renewable-source Energy: Hydrogen and Ammonia C-free Fuel Systems with Underground Pipelines, Salt Caverns, and Liquid NH3 Tanks
B. Leighty, The Leighty Foundation, US
4:00The NSF I/UCRC Program and its Role in Advancing the Energy and Environment Research (invited presentation)
S. Priya, L. Hornak, R. Rodriguez, National Science Foundation Industry University Collaborative Research Center (I/UCRC), US (bio)
4:25Power & Energy at Raytheon (invited presentation)
A. Walsh, Raytheon, US (bio)
4:50Implications of Photonic Curing on PV-Related Materials (invited presentation)
S. Farnsworth, Novacentrix, US (bio)

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 6th 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 2014 and Nanotech 2014 conferences and will highlight activities of the NNI Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection and Conversion Nanotechnology Signature Initiative.

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
  • Solar Thermal
  • Grid Integration
  • Novel Materials for Energy Harvesting
  • Other

Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

√ Nanotech Conference & Expo  

√ Microtech Conference & Expo  

√ Cleantech Conference & Expo  

*Sponsorship Opportunities: Contact Chris Erb

Platinum Sponsors

BASF
Bosch
Lockheed Martin
Nanocomp Technologies

Association Sponsor

Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI)

Producing Sponsors

Nano Science and Technology Institute

TechConnect

TechConnect Acceleration Partners:

Aerojet Rocketddyne
BASF
Bosch
Capewell
Corning
Daikin
Dupont
General Atomics Electromagnetics
Harris Harris Group
Ingersoll Rand
Jabil
Lockheed Martin
LORD
MWV
momentive
nationalgrid
\Oxford
Panasonic
SAINT-GOBAIN
Sabic
Shell
Sherwin Williams
SKInnovation
Union Honest Investments
UTC
*Sponsorship Opportunities: Contact Chris Erb

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