TechConnect World 2017
National SBIR/STTR Conference National Innovation Summit & Showcase Nanotech 2017

Solar Technologies

Solar Technologies

Abstracts due: February 28, 2017

Technical Abstract Submission

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Key Speakers

James ZahlerJames Zahler
Solar Generation and Data Communications Technologies
ARPA-E, US Department of Energy

Harald AdeWavelength-selective PV for integration with greenhouses
Harald Ade
Professor, Physics Department, North Carolina State University

Garrett NilsenGarrett Nilsen
Technology Manager, SunShot Initiative
US Department of Energy

Christian HoepfnerChristian Hoepfner
Center Director
Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems

Symposium Sessions

Tuesday May 16

10:30Building Integrated Solar
1:30Solar Technologies & Materials
Solar Technologies & Materials

Symposium Program

Tuesday May 16

10:30Building Integrated Solar
10:30TBA (invited presentation)
C. Hoepfner, Fraunhofer CSE, US
10:55Solar battery program in Austria - innovative solutions for increasing solar coverage
C. Egger, OO Energiesparverband, AT
11:15Wavelength-selective PV for integration with greenhouses (invited presentation)
H. Ade, North Carolina State University, US
11:20Infield output of a new solar-thermal façade with increased architectural acceptance
I. Visa, M. Moldovan, M. Comsit, A. Duta, Transilvania University of Brasov, RO
11:40Efficient Semitransparent Perovskite Solar Cells with Graphene Electrodes
P. You, Z. Liu, Q. Tai, S. Liu, F. Yan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK
1:30Solar Technologies & Materials
1:30TBA (invited presentation)
G. Nilsen, US Department of Energy, US
1:55TBA (invited presentation)
J. Zahler, U.S. Department of Energy, US
2:20Next Generation Photovoltaic Devices Leveraging Restricted Angular Emissions
R.E. Welser, A.K. Sood, N.K. Dhar, Magnolia Optical Technologies, Inc., US
2:40Nanoscale charge transport properties of perovskite solar cells with WSe2 flakes as protective layer for stable performance
N. Adhikari, A. Bandyopadhyay, A.B. Kaul, The University of Texas, US
3:00Nanocomposite Coatings for high-stability Perovskite Solar Cells
J. Dagdelen, K. Zhu, Z. Ma, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, US
3:20Harvesting light energy with optical rectennas
C. Reynaud, D. Duché, U. Palanchoke, F-X. Dang, L. Patrone, J. Le Rouzo, L. Escoubas, C. Gourgon, A. Charaï, C. Alfonso, O. Margeat, J. Ackermann, S. Balaban, J-J. Simon, Aix Marseille University, FR
3:40Advanced High Temperature Solar Thermal
W. Guiney, Artic Solar, Inc, US
Solar Technologies & MaterialsExpo Hall D & E
Near Lossless Transmissive Optics for Solar Concentration
N. Didato, R. Angel, REhnu, US
Low cost CZTS-type photovoltaic cells fully deposited by Spray Pyrolysis
A. Duta, A. Enesca, S. Perniu, M. Covei, C. Bogatu, Transilvania University of Brasov, RO
Passivation of Black Silicon for Solar Cell Applications
G.Y. Ayvazyan, National Polytechnic University of Armenia, AM
Evaluation, Characterization and Quantitative Analysis of Solar Cells
R. Mittmann Reis, S.E. Lyshevski, Rochester Institute of Technology, US
DFT and TD-DFT Studies of Optical Absorption Spectral and Electronic Properties of Some Selected Anthocyanin Family Used in DSSC
O.A. Raphael, N. Flores-Holguín, D. Glossman-Mitnik, Centro de Investigación en Materiales Avanzados, S.C. (CIMAV), MX
Photo-thermal degradation analysis of single-junction amorphous silicon solar module’s EVA encapsulation
G.O. Osayemwenre, E.L. Meyer, R.T. Taziwa, S. Mamphweli, University of Fort Hare, ZA
Nanostructured light-management in thin film photovoltaic devices: From design to technology
A.K. Jagdish, S. Luke, K. Garg, P.C. Ramamurthy, D.R. Mahapatra, G. Hegde, Indian Institute of Science, IN
Modular Energy Systems For Autonomous Platforms
R. Mittmann Reis, T.C. Smith, S.E. Lyshevski, Rochester Institute of Technology, US
Natural Dyes as Photo-sensitizers for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells Based on Co-doped Zinc Oxide Nano-particles
N. Sarwar, A. Rakha, S. Masih, K. Javed, H. Latif, M. Shahzad, Forman Christian College (A Chartered University), PK
Fabrication and Characterization of TiO2 /ZnO Nanofibers from PVAc Electrospun Microfiber for Renewable Energy Application
S.M. Camargo Silva, E. Muñoz-Prieto, E. Gomez-Pachon, R. Vera-Graziano, Universidad Pedagogica y Tecnológica de colombia and Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales, UNAM, CO
Evaluation of factory infrastructure for next-generation PV manufacturing
A. Halbe, D. Yeaman, M+W Group, US
Solar Hydrocarbon Fuel production from H2O and CO2 via Ceria based Catalytic Thermochemical Cycles
R.R. Bhosale, A. Kumar, P. Sutar, F. AlMomani, Qatar University, QA
Solar Energy for Buildings: Clean Energies Utilisation and Development
A. Omer, Energy Research Institute (ERI), UK
The performance of the on-sun solar water heater in Johannesburg
T.W. Olofin, J. Ledger, A. Adeniyi, University of Johannesburg, ZA

The Materials for Solar Technologies symposium focuses on innovations in materials and materials manufacturing with emphasis on commercially viable research and development efforts. This event, now in its 11th year, provides a unique opportunity to discuss and highlight new materials and approaches, and to discuss technical solutions to integration challenges for technologies including next generation photovoltaics, solar thermal, direct solar fuels, efficiency advancements, and associated technology development for solar power generation.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Next Generation Photovoltaics
  • CIGS, II-VI, Thin Film Technologies
  • Crystalline Silicon
  • Organic Solar Materials
  • Amorphous, Microcrystalline & Film
  • Nanotechnology for Solar Energy Collection & Conversion
  • Advanced Manufacturing for PV
  • Direct Solar Fuels
  • Solar Thermal
  • Building Integrated Solar
  • Grid Integration
  • Other

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Silver Sponsors

Corporate Acceleration Partners
Church & Dwight
Eastman Chemical
Lockheed Martin
Owens Corning

Technology Development Partners
Clemson University
Innovate Hawaii
Iowa State University
KYUNGPOOK National University
National University of Singapore
New Jersey Innovation Institute
SungKyunKwan University
University Of Minnesota

Supporting Partners
American Elements
Angel Capital Associates
Arrowhead Center
Asia Nano Forum
Bilat USA
Diplomacy Matters
Explore Nano
Graphene Council
Journal of Nanobiotechnology
Taylor Francis CRC
Texas Nanotech Initiative
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