On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the 17th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems (CPV-17) between 12 – 14 April in 2021. For the first time in CPV-x history, we will only meet virtually!
Looking at the current situation with the pandemic, we believe this is the right decision. The travel conditions in spring 2021 are not known yet, but we want to give you the best certainty to plan your participation. Now, we are looking forward to receiving interesting abstracts to learn more about your current work!
CPV-17 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 the most recent achievements in the development of CPV components and systems, like the solar cells and optics to be integrated in advanced module concepts and systems. We will have an exciting program to learn about latest performance results and characterization methodologies but also new designs and manufacturing technologies. Novel concepts like micro-CPV, hybrid modules (that capture also the diffuse irradiation) or integrated tracking systems allow expanding to new markets and applications for power plants, in urban environments, building integration (BIPV) or the aerospace. The conference will go beyond the sole electricity production. III-V devices and CPV bring additional benefits in combination with other technologies. For example, hydrogen production, power by light, power to fuel, desalination or thermophotovoltaics (TPV) are promising, unique applications enabled by CPV.
For the organization of the conference, we can rely on the experience of PSE as Conference Organizer. We are an international community with participants from all over the world, so the program schedule will try to accommodate the different time zones as much as possible. Although it is an online event, we will provide space to meet and exchange with participants from the industry and opportunities for scientists to renew collaborations and friendships and extend our network. You will have the possibility to meet the sponsors in a virtual presentation. Finally, to encourage the next generation of CPV scientists, student registration will be given a discount. As in previous CPV-x conferences, the CPV-17 Conference Proceedings will be published with free perpetual open access through AIP Conference Proceedings.