Workshop 1
Crystalline-Silicon Photovoltaics

More than 100 GW of photovoltaic modules were installed worldwide in 2018. Of all these modules, roughly 95% were based on crystalline-silicon technology. In fact, crystalline-silicon has been the dominating solar cell technology for many decades and is expected to remain so in the next decade. Although the silicon photovoltaic industry can be considered as a mature industry by now, there is still an enormous potential for further cost reduction and further improvement of the technology. Hence, R&D in silicon photovoltaics is blooming as never before and many R&D challenges still remain which are being tackled by thousands of researchers worldwide.
In this workshop, the current status and the main R&D trends of crystalline silicon photovoltaics will be presented and discussed in-depth. In particular, this workshop will address many of the current “hot topics” in crystalline silicon photovoltaics research, such as passivated contacts, bifacial modules, heterojunction cells, back-contact cells, silicon-perovskite tandem cells, etc. The goal of the workshop is to contribute to the further advancement and development of silicon photovoltaics by providing a platform for researchers from both academia and industry to interact, discuss and share experiences.

Workshop Team

Overview of main Silicon PV technologies and trends
By Dr. Ivan Gordon (Chairman, keynote speaker)
Manager of Silicon Photovoltaics Group, IMEC, Belgium &
Editor-in-Chief – Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells – Elsevier Journal.

Development of electron and hole selective layers for dopant-free c-Si solar cells

By Dr. Hisham Nasser
Senior Research Scientist
The Center for Solar Energy Research and Applications (GUNAM), METU, Ankara, Turkey
High performance semi-transparent Si-based carrier-selective passivating contacts for c-Si solar cells manufactured at different thermal budgets
By Dr Olindo Isabella
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.
Passivating contacts for silicon and perovskite solar cells
By Prof. Stefaan De Wolf
KAUST Solar Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia.

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