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Register Now for SiliconPV and the nPV Workshop

The online registration system is open!

Register before February 21 to benefit from our Early Bird fees.

Scientific Program

The first draft of the scientific program is now available online.

Go to the interactive Daily Program and click on the session titles to get details on all SiliconPV oral presentations

Program Overview >>Technical Tour >>
Conference Dinner >>Tutorials >>

Proceedings to be Published with AIP

The SiliconPV 2018 conference proceedings will be published with AIP, the (American Institute of Physics).

Further details are available here >>

Best 20 Papers to be Published in SOLMAT

The authors of the best 20 abstracts have been invited to publish their full paper in Elsevier’s peer reviewed journal SOLMAT in the Special Issue "SiliconPV 2018".

Fast upgrades to silicon science and technology through “flash tutorials” on Sunday March 18th

To bring young scientist and engineers up-to-speed, a set of six short tutorials will be organized in the Sunday afternoon preceding the conference.
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SiliconPV in Conjunction with the nPV Workshop

As in the last years, the nPV workshop took place successively to the SiliconPV conference with one overlapping day and a joint conference dinner on Tuesday. A complete overview of all trends, innovations and developments of n-type technology.

Chairman's Message

Welcome to SiliconPV and nPV workshop 2018 at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

The field of crystalline silicon technology has witnessed a wealth of new ideas being worked out at an impressive pace in recent years: reducing silicon usage significantly, manipulating material defects, creating high performance passivating contacts, inventing low-cost patterning steps, adding junctions on top of silicon, going for the ultimate module design and for the ultimate efficiency… Depending on the scenarios, the annual PV market could grow up to 500 GW in the next 12 to 20 years. In other words, we are not at the end, but just at the beginning of the solar era. Any money invested in academics, research centers or industries, is an important and justifiable investment in the future of the planet.

Read the complete chairperson's message of Prof. Christophe Ballif >>>

Keynote & Invited Talk

SiliconPV is proud to announce high-class talks:

Keynote speaker: Dr. Richard Swanson, founder and President Emeritus of SunPower Corporation. His talk title is: “From academia to the world most powerful commercial silicon solar cells: history, lesson learned and perspectives”

Invited talk: Prof. Hui Shen, Director of the Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China. His talk title is: "Recent progresses in silicon photovoltaics research in China: from academia to industry"

Extended talk nPV Workshop: Dr. Anna Battaglia, Research and Development Process Manager, 3SUN-EGP, Italy. Her talk title is: “Heterojunction technology, a new opportunity for PV manufacturing in Europe“

For details please click here >>


Full Paper Upload

All authors of accepted abstracts are now invited to submit their full paper (4-8 pages, PDF and source file) for the AIP proceedings

Download the AIP paper template >>

Authors who have been invited to publish their paper in SOLMAT have to upload their paper to SOLMAT directly.

AIP License Transfer

An AIP copyright transfer form can be downloaded here >>

One copyright transfer form must be filled out for each manuscript and a signed version has to be submitted online. Please check with your company/institute as soon as possible whether you are allowed to sign the licence agreement!

And make sure:

  • Title needs to be exactly the same as in paper PDF
  • All authors and co-authors have to be listed
  • Order of authors: same order as in paper PDF
  • Add the conference title: SiliconPV 2018
  • Add the editors: Christophe Ballif, Rolf Brendel, Stefan Glunz, Giso Hahn, Jef Poortmans, Pierre-Jean Ribeyron, Arthur Weeber


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