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The Future of Photovoltaics: Organic, Perovskites, CIGS, Tandem

24-25 January 2024
2pm-8pm

Berlin Time

Online Event

We examine the latest technical and commercial development trends in perovskite, organic, tandem, CIGS and other next-gen photovoltaic technologies. The conference is a balanced blend of discussions on manufacturing, research and R&D as well as start-up innovations.  It aims to bring together all key players from researchers to start ups to manufacturing companies. It covers all aspects including manfuacturing, stability, performance, novel materials, promising production methods such as printed or R2R, new form factors, novel applications beyond utility. The scope of the event is very international with a speaker programme curated and handpicked by the TechBlick team. If you wish to present in the programme please contact khasha@TechBlick.com


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Some of the confirmed speakers thus far include Kaust, American Perovskites LLC, InterPhases Solar, Empa, University of Colorado Boulder, Greatcell Energy, Perotech, n-ink, University of Stuttgart, Solaires Entreprises, University of Manchester, North Carolina State University, Taiwan Perovskite Solar Corp, Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research, Ribes Tech, Verico Technology, Verde Technologies Inc, Caelux, Epishine etc

Perovskites | Organics | CIGS | Tandem | R2R | Inkjet | Printed | Thin Film Deposition | Scale-Up | Stability | Thin Film Barriers | Material Innovations | Substrates | Lead-Free | AI and Machine Learning | Commercialization

Leading global speakers include:
Solaires Entreprises
Verico Technology Holdings Inc
OET - Organic Electronic Technologies P.C.
Perotech
University of Manchester
Ribes Tech
Eurecat
North Carolina State University
Verde Technologies Inc
Halocell Energy
Oxford Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research
American Perovskites
Taiwan Perovskite Solar Corp
Brilliant Matters
Toray Research Center
n-ink
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
Empa-Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology
Coatema
Pixel Voltaic
InterPhases Solar
National Reseach Centre of Canada
Nano-C
KAUST
Panacol
crystalsol OÜ
University of Colorado Boulder
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24 January 2024

TechBlick

Wednesday

Welcome & Introduction

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Khasha Ghaffarzadeh

Welcome & Introduction

1:00 PM

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24 January 2024

Halocell Energy

Wednesday

Peculiar Perovskites

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Emanuele Calabró

Material Scientist

Peculiar Perovskites

1:05 PM

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24 January 2024

KAUST

Wednesday

Pathways to Efficient and Stable Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells

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1:25 PM

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Stefaan De Wolf

Professor

In this presentation I will discuss the multiple ways how monolithic perovskite/silicon can be fabricated, built from textured silicon heterojunction solar cells, with an emphasis on solution of the perovskite top cell. Bulk and contact passivation of the perovskite are instrumental to obtain a high performance, which can be obtained through molecular additive engineering. Combined, this recently led to a certified power conversion efficiency of 33.7% for a monolithic perovskite/silicon tandem solar cell. This will be followed by a discussion about the outdoor performance of such tandems and the need for robust and perovskite-compatible encapsulation to do so. I will then move on to discuss reliability aspects of such tandems under accelerated degradation tests such as damp-heat testing, reverse-bias and potential induced degradation, as well as possible mechanical failure due to top-contact delamination. I will conclude my talk with arguing how bifacial perovskite/silicon tandems aid in improved performance as well as stability.

Pathways to Efficient and Stable Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells

1:25 PM

In this presentation I will discuss the multiple ways how monolithic perovskite/silicon can be fabricated, built from textured silicon heterojunction solar cells, with an emphasis on solution of the perovskite top cell. Bulk and contact passivation of the perovskite are instrumental to obtain a high performance, which can be obtained through molecular additive engineering. Combined, this recently led to a certified power conversion efficiency of 33.7% for a monolithic perovskite/silicon tandem solar cell. This will be followed by a discussion about the outdoor performance of such tandems and the need for robust and perovskite-compatible encapsulation to do so. I will then move on to discuss reliability aspects of such tandems under accelerated degradation tests such as damp-heat testing, reverse-bias and potential induced degradation, as well as possible mechanical failure due to top-contact delamination. I will conclude my talk with arguing how bifacial perovskite/silicon tandems aid in improved performance as well as stability.

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24 January 2024

Empa-Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

Wednesday

Recent Progress & Key Challenges in Upscaling Flexible All-Perovskite Tandem Mini-module

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1:45 PM

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Fan Fu

Group Leader

Recent Progress & Key Challenges in Upscaling Flexible All-Perovskite Tandem Mini-module

1:45 PM

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24 January 2024

Networking

Wednesday

Meet The Speakers/Networking Break

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2:05 PM

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24 January 2024

Eurecat

Wednesday

InMold Organic Photovoltaics

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Ignasi Burgues

Research Scientist

For the consolidation of organic photovoltaics (OPV), it is crucial to create market pull through the identification and target of strategic niches, where this technology can exploit its fundamental differentiators.1 For instance, materials engineering has enabled wavelength-selective harvesting with transparent OPV for power-generating windows2 and building-integrated photovoltaics.3 Therein, a simultaneous high efficiency and high transparency are needed. While the community has made relevant developments to maximize the optoelectronic properties of OPV devices, little attention has been paid to their structural properties. High-volume manufacturing technologies such as plastic thermoforming and injection moulding can help expand the opportunities, the capabilities, and the seamless integration of OPV.

In this work we demonstrate, for the first time, the feasibility of fabricating OPV cells and modules embedded into structural plastic parts through injection moulding. This process yields lightweight OPV devices with enhanced device robustness and durability, thanks to the hermetical and conformable encapsulation resulting from the plastic injection. We discuss the interplay between the plastic processing conditions and the OPV device performance and stability, as well as highlight relevant optomechanical and physico-chemical material properties, including recyclable thermoplastic polymeric materials that might facilitate material reuse. Finally, we also show how plastic processing can be used to fabricate low-cost, three‑level hierarchically organized micro/nanometric surface textures that provide additional functionalities, such as light management or self-cleaning.4

InMold Organic Photovoltaics

2:40 PM

For the consolidation of organic photovoltaics (OPV), it is crucial to create market pull through the identification and target of strategic niches, where this technology can exploit its fundamental differentiators.1 For instance, materials engineering has enabled wavelength-selective harvesting with transparent OPV for power-generating windows2 and building-integrated photovoltaics.3 Therein, a simultaneous high efficiency and high transparency are needed. While the community has made relevant developments to maximize the optoelectronic properties of OPV devices, little attention has been paid to their structural properties. High-volume manufacturing technologies such as plastic thermoforming and injection moulding can help expand the opportunities, the capabilities, and the seamless integration of OPV.

In this work we demonstrate, for the first time, the feasibility of fabricating OPV cells and modules embedded into structural plastic parts through injection moulding. This process yields lightweight OPV devices with enhanced device robustness and durability, thanks to the hermetical and conformable encapsulation resulting from the plastic injection. We discuss the interplay between the plastic processing conditions and the OPV device performance and stability, as well as highlight relevant optomechanical and physico-chemical material properties, including recyclable thermoplastic polymeric materials that might facilitate material reuse. Finally, we also show how plastic processing can be used to fabricate low-cost, three‑level hierarchically organized micro/nanometric surface textures that provide additional functionalities, such as light management or self-cleaning.4

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24 January 2024

Coatema

Wednesday

The impact and challenges of using Roll2Roll process in industrial ramp-up

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3:00 PM

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Thomas Kolbusch

Director Sales, Marketing, Technology, VP

The impact and challenges of using Roll2Roll process in industrial ramp-up

3:00 PM

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24 January 2024

OET - Organic Electronic Technologies P.C.

Wednesday

Roll2Roll High-Volume Manufacturing of OPVs

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3:20 PM

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Evangelos Mekeridis

CTO

Roll2Roll High-Volume Manufacturing of OPVs

3:20 PM

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24 January 2024

Networking

Wednesday

Meet The Speakers/Networking Break

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24 January 2024

Nano-C

Wednesday

Advanced Materials for Solar Applications

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Paul Brookes

Director, Device Fabrication and Testing

Advanced Materials for Solar Applications

4:15 PM

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24 January 2024

Solaires Entreprises

Wednesday

Manufacturability of perovskite solar modules towards indoor applications

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Dr. Anjusree Shyla

Research And Development Manager

Manufacturability of perovskite solar modules towards indoor applications

4:35 PM

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24 January 2024

Perotech

Wednesday

Solution processed perovskite bifacial module*

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4:55 PM

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Jinsong Huang

Founder

Solution processed perovskite bifacial module*

4:55 PM

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24 January 2024

American Perovskites

Wednesday

Sunproofing America - Revolutionizing the supply chain for solar cells

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Nick Denegre

Co-Founder

An early-stage startup company aiming to supply material and equipment for perovskite-based solar technology with production facilities in Colorado. We are driven by a passion for scientific innovation and a commitment to making a positive impact on the world. Our journey began with a simple but powerful idea: to harness the potential of perovskite materials, accelerate the manufacturing of solar cell semiconductors, and create a diversified and inclusive future workforce.

What is a perovskite solar cell?

Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) were developed about 15 years ago and can achieve higher power conversion efficiencies at lower cost compared to traditional solar cells.

What is the hole transport layer?

Hole transport layers (HTLs) are thin films placed in perovskite solar cells to facilitate the efficient movement of positive charges (holes) from the light-absorbing perovskite layer to the electrode.
Why polymer hole transport materials?

AP's polymer hole transport materials (PHTMs) offer advantages such as high hole mobility, thermal and chemical stability, excellent surface contact and passivation, and cost competitiveness, making them desirable for use as HTLs in perovskite solar cells to enhance their performance and stability.

Sunproofing America - Revolutionizing the supply chain for solar cells

5:15 PM

An early-stage startup company aiming to supply material and equipment for perovskite-based solar technology with production facilities in Colorado. We are driven by a passion for scientific innovation and a commitment to making a positive impact on the world. Our journey began with a simple but powerful idea: to harness the potential of perovskite materials, accelerate the manufacturing of solar cell semiconductors, and create a diversified and inclusive future workforce.

What is a perovskite solar cell?

Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) were developed about 15 years ago and can achieve higher power conversion efficiencies at lower cost compared to traditional solar cells.

What is the hole transport layer?

Hole transport layers (HTLs) are thin films placed in perovskite solar cells to facilitate the efficient movement of positive charges (holes) from the light-absorbing perovskite layer to the electrode.
Why polymer hole transport materials?

AP's polymer hole transport materials (PHTMs) offer advantages such as high hole mobility, thermal and chemical stability, excellent surface contact and passivation, and cost competitiveness, making them desirable for use as HTLs in perovskite solar cells to enhance their performance and stability.

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24 January 2024

Networking

Wednesday

Meet The Speakers/Networking Break

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24 January 2024

University of Manchester

Wednesday

Scalable Semi-transparent Organic Photovoltaics

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Dr. Emma Spooner

Research Associate

Organic photovoltaics (OPVs) are an emerging thin film solar technology based on organic semiconductors. OPVs are promising due to their potential for solution processability, low temperature manufacture, and tuneable absorption. The latter of these allows for semi-transparent OPVs (STOPVs), meaning visible light can be transmitted whilst electricity is still generated. STOPVs have huge potential for building integrated PV, power generating windows, and other architectural and industrial applications.

Here we will discuss our project based on scalable STOPVs, as part of a collaboration between the University of Manchester and Manchester based company Contra Vision. Work so far includes preliminary transfer-matrix modelling work evaluating different active layer components and top electrodes; dilute donor compositions for tuning light utilisation efficiency; and exploration of a variety of charge transport layers towards a fully printed OPV stack.

Scalable Semi-transparent Organic Photovoltaics

6:10 PM

Organic photovoltaics (OPVs) are an emerging thin film solar technology based on organic semiconductors. OPVs are promising due to their potential for solution processability, low temperature manufacture, and tuneable absorption. The latter of these allows for semi-transparent OPVs (STOPVs), meaning visible light can be transmitted whilst electricity is still generated. STOPVs have huge potential for building integrated PV, power generating windows, and other architectural and industrial applications.

Here we will discuss our project based on scalable STOPVs, as part of a collaboration between the University of Manchester and Manchester based company Contra Vision. Work so far includes preliminary transfer-matrix modelling work evaluating different active layer components and top electrodes; dilute donor compositions for tuning light utilisation efficiency; and exploration of a variety of charge transport layers towards a fully printed OPV stack.

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24 January 2024

Ribes Tech

Wednesday

Fully printed additive manufacturing for indoor photovoltaic cells

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6:30 PM

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Francesca Scuratti

Product Development Manager

Fully printed additive manufacturing for indoor photovoltaic cells

6:30 PM

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24 January 2024

Brilliant Matters

Wednesday

Materials Developments for Stable, Scalable and Efficient Organic Solar cells

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Philippe Berrouard

Founder & CTO

Organic photovoltaic technologies are a 3rd generation solar technology which has been steadily improving in the past decade due to rapid evolutions in materials design, device stacks and processing strategies. Due to their high efficiency, non-toxic nature and low-cost-high-volume manufacturing potential, several market-ready applications are now emerging for this technology. For instance, photovoltaic modules for indoor energy harvesting, for integration into buildings such as greenhouses, office buildings or even vehicles. In this presentation Brilliant Matters will outline some of the current challenges in the field of high performance and scalable OPVs from a materials chemistry perspective and will discuss novel materials systems for efficient, stable and scalable OPV devices

Materials Developments for Stable, Scalable and Efficient Organic Solar cells

6:50 PM

Organic photovoltaic technologies are a 3rd generation solar technology which has been steadily improving in the past decade due to rapid evolutions in materials design, device stacks and processing strategies. Due to their high efficiency, non-toxic nature and low-cost-high-volume manufacturing potential, several market-ready applications are now emerging for this technology. For instance, photovoltaic modules for indoor energy harvesting, for integration into buildings such as greenhouses, office buildings or even vehicles. In this presentation Brilliant Matters will outline some of the current challenges in the field of high performance and scalable OPVs from a materials chemistry perspective and will discuss novel materials systems for efficient, stable and scalable OPV devices

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25 January 2024

TechBlick

Thursday

Welcome & Introduction

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Khasha Ghaffarzadeh

Welcome & Introduction