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Catapult Workshop To Consult On CS Solar Energy Systems

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One-day UK workshop will explore opportunities for potential collaboration on photovoltaic materials and systems

Following the recent establishment of the Compound Semiconductors Applications Catapult, the Supergen Supersolar Hub and Innovate UK's Knowledge Transfer Network are organising a one-day workshop is to explore challenges and opportunities for compound semiconductor photovoltaic materials and systems.

The workshop, which will be held on the 23rd March in Birmingham, aims to bring together practioners and researchers to identify areas for potential collaboration with the Applications Catapult.

Compound semiconductors have consistently shown much greater conversion efficiencies compared with silicon based systems albeit at significantly higher costs. The development of multi-junction cells and combination cells with diverse materials has provided even greater choice of technology. II-VI compounds such as CdTe have resulted in the lowest cost thin film polycrystalline modules.

The workshop will consist of short talks from compound semiconductor solar systems users and developers followed by an open workshop to define the current challenges and potential solutions including those originating from different sectors.

Agenda

09:30: Registration: Coffee

10:30: Welcome and Introduction: Mike Walls/Paul Huggett

10:45: Introduction to Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult, Andy Sellars

11:00: Keynote 1: Andy Johnson, IQE

11:30: Keynote 2: "˜Solar Power Conversion Efficiency Above 40% : Short and Long Term Options', Ned Ekins-Daukes, Imperial College,

12:00: Workshop: Challenges

12:30: Lunch and Networking

13:30: Workshop: Opportunities and Solutions

14:00: Keynote 3 (industrial), TBC

14:30: Keynote 4: "˜Recent progress with CIGS photovoltaics' Jake Bowers (Loughborough University)

15:00: Panel Session

15:30: Close: Tea and Coffee Available.

The workshop will be held at ETC Venues, 150 Corporation St, Birmingham, B4 6TB

Registration: https://compound-semi-solar-energy.eventbrite.co.uk/


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