The 12th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems, held in April 2016 in Freiburg, Germany, gathered scientists, engineers and policy makers to discuss the progress in the technology, market and financing aspects of CPV. A record value for module efficiencies higher than 43% was presented. Field experiences showed that the technology is highly reliable and excellent performances have been reported.
The 13th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaics (CPV-13) is the premier technical conference in the areas of high- and low-concentration PV components, modules, and tracker-based PV systems. The conference brings together students, academics, technologists, and financiers to engage in discussion of state-of-the-art CPV components, trackers, and installations.
Ⅱ. Conference Topics:
◆ High and Low Concentration Systems Performance, Maintenance, Field Experiences, Testing
◆ Concentrating Optics, Materials, Designs, Characterization
◆ Concentrator Solar Cells and Solar Cell Assemblies, Low and High Concentration Cells, New Designs, Characterization
◆ Tracking and Control
◆ Reliability, Accelerated Testing of Components and Systems
◆ Codes, Standards, Markets and Policies
◆ CPV Manufacturing Topics and Utility Scale Installations
◆ Modeling, Performance and Energy Prediction for Modules or Systems
◆ Novel Concepts in CPV
◆ Measurement Equipment for CPV Characterization Indoors and Outdoors
◆ Hybrid Systems