Category: Enery Materials

Symposium R

Extreme PV: Materials & Design for Next Generation Solar PV (Photovoltaics) Systems

This symposium would focus on systems-level, materials-based innovations and manufacturing technologies that would have real world impacts in the solar PV industry both globally as well as locally in Singapore, in their current drive towards grid parity (cost equal to grid electricity) and thus towards enabling wider adoption of renewable energy sources in the world.

  • Novel solar cell technologies and approaches for commercial production
  • Crystalline silicon, amorphous silicon, thin films (CdTe, CIGS, etc.), heterejunctions, perovskites , strained thin films, etc.
  • Silicon feedstock materials, advances in innovative design fabrication methods, cell processing, mechanics of half-cut cells and shingled cells, enhanced cell integrity to enable thinner, etc.
  • Novel nanomaterials – organic, quantum dots, thin silicon foils, etc.
  • Materials-based innovations in PV systems design and technologies, advanced module manufacturing and reliability improvements
  • New module design, materials, technologies and reliability issues for extreme PV (desert, space)
  • Novel and innovative PV materials – glass, polymer, silicon/cells, metallization/solder, etc.
  • Advanced measurement/characterization methods and instrumentation
  • Failure mode and defect monitoring/process control – UV degradation, polymer hydrolysis, cell cracking, solder stress, metallization corrosion, etc.
  • Performance, reliability, testing, standards, etc.
  • Armin ABERLE, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore, Singapore
  • Avinash BAJI, La Trobe University, Australia
  • Gerard COSIMO, 3SUN R&D, Italy
  • Elbert CHIA, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Reinhold DAUSKARDT, Stanford University, USA
  • Shubham DUTTAGUPTA, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore, Singapore
  • Gregoria ILLYA, Matana University, Indonesia
  • Yong Sheng KHOO, Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore, Singapore
  • Karl LEO, IAPP, Germany
  • Alan LYONS, City University of New York, USA
  • Nripan MATTHEWS, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Tsutomu MIYASAKA, Toin University of Yokohama, Japan
  • Wenjian M Ridhuan SONG, Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
  • Yu-Lin SHEN, The University of New Mexico, USA
  • Lydia WONG, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore


Singapore University of Technology & Design, Singapore

Andrew TAY
Singapore University of Technology & Design, Singapore


Stanford University, USA

REC Singapore, Singapore

National University of Singapore, Singapore


Singapore University of Technology & Design, Singapore