27th EU PVSEC Poster Award Winners

[Frankfurt am Main, Germany]

A record high of 1067 posters were displayed during the conference representing almost 89% of all accepted posters.


The 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) Technical Programme Chairman, Dr. Arnulf Jäger-Waldau, also presided over the Award Ceremony for the best Visual Presentations. A total of ten (10) Visual Presentations or posters were awarded in each of the six (6) topic areas. The Poster Award winners were announced in the following topic area order. All but the first Poster Award winner were present to accept. I understand from Herr Dr. Jäger-Waldau the Poster Award winners were advised in advance to insure attendance.

1 Material Studies, New Concepts and Ultra-High Efficiency
T1.2 New Materials, Cells and Modules

E. Pilat, M. Serasset, A. Vachez & A. Maris-Froelich
CEA, Le Bourget du Lac, France
G. Sierra & O. Guillaumon
MAP Space Coating, Pamiers, France
Cells Electric Connections Achieve through a Resilient Device


1 Material Studies, New Concepts and Ultra-High Efficiency
T1.4 Terrestrial Concentrator Systems

M. Seno, K. Watanabe, M. Sugiyama & Y. Nakano
University of Tokyo, Japan
Monolithic Integrated Series-Connected GaAs Solar Cells with Bypass Diodes for Reduced Joule Energy Loss under Concentration


2 Wafer-Based Silicon Solar Cells and Materials Technology
T2.2 Silicon Solar Cell Improvements

M. Colina Brito, I. Martín García, C. Voz, P. Ortega, G. López Rodriguez & R. Alcubilla Gonzales
UPC, Barcelona, Spain
I. Sánchez-Aniorte & C. Molpeceres
UPM, Madrid, Spain
Optimization of Laser Doping Processes for the Creation of p+ Regions from Solid Dopant Sources


2 Wafer-Based Silicon Solar Cells and Materials Technology
T2.2 Silicon Solar Cell Improvements

A. Lachowicz, K. Ramspeck, E. Brouwer, B. Schum & A. Metz
Schott Solar, Alzenau, Germany
Emitter Etch – Back Using NOx – Free Solution


3 Thin Film Solar Cells
T3.2 Amorphous and Microcrystalline Silicon Solar Cells

B. Lipovsek, J. Krc & M. Topic
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Design and Optimisation of Thin-Film Silicon PV Modules with Surface- Textured Front Glass by Using a Combined Geometric Optics / Wave Optics Model


3 Thin Film Solar Cells
T3.3 CdTe, CIS and Related Ternary and Quaternary Thin Film Solar Cells

C.-C. Chiang, T.-Y. Chuang, W.T. Hsu, Y.-Y. Wang, K.-Y. Lai, L.-T. Cheng, H.T. Cheng, J.C. Chang, L.-P. Wang & S.Y. Tsai
ITRI, Hsinchu, Taiwan
The Preparation of CIGS by Solution Based Processes with Different Cd-Free Buffer Layers on Flexible Substrate


4 Components for PV Systems
T4.1 PV Modules

Y. Voronko, G. Eder & M. Weiss
ofi, Vienna, Austria
K. Berger
AIT, Vienna, Austria
M. Knausz & G. Oreski
PCCL, Leoben, Austria
Long Term Performance of PV Modules: System Optimization through the Application of Innovative Characterization and Accelerated Ageing Methods


4 Components for PV Systems
T4.2 Balance of System Components

A.H. Giesecke, K. Houle, E. Knasz, A.W. Norris, H. Singler, S. Stassen & J.P.Wei
Dow Corning, Midland, USA
Silicone Bonding: A Cost-Effective Technology for PV Systems


5 PV Systems
T5.2 PV and Architecture

M. Rennhofer, K.A. Berger & R. Leidl
AIT, Vienna, Austria
H. Gerstmann
Ingenieurbüro Gerstmann, Guntramsdorf, Austria
H. Wascher
FIBAG, Stallhofen, Austria
M. Aichinger
ertex solartechnik, Amstetten, Austria
Photometric Evaluation of Photovoltaic Thin-Film Shading Elements


6 PV Taking Off: Large-Scale Deployment
T6.3 Sustainability Aspects

A. Louwen, W.G.J.H.M. van Sark, W.C. Turkenburg & R.E.I. Schropp
University of Utrecht, Netherlands
R&D Decision Analysis and Support by Integrated Life Cycle Assessment: A Case Study on the Research and Development of Silicon Heterojunction (SHJ) Solar Cells

Congratulations to all the poster award winners and special thanks to all the poster participants! Special Photo Credit awarded to WIP Renewable Energies for the highest quality inset photos of the poster winners.

As I tweeted last week, the 28th EU PVSEC returns to Paris, France, next year the week of 30 September to 4 October 2013 at the Parc des Expositions de Paris-Nord Villepinte marking a return after nine years since the 19th EU PVSEC.

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