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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

23rd EU PVSEC Closing Session: Poster Award Winners

23rd EU PVSEC Poster Award Winners Group Photo

After the 23rd EU PVSEC Closing Session: Technical Highlights, Dr. Herbert-Peter Grimm presented the Poster (Visual Presentation) Awards for the 23rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC).

Dr. Grimm said all the contributors deserved a bronze medal, but the Poster Award Committee was challenged to select the winners from so many good papers. Noting the use of dice might have been helpful on occasion, Dr. Grimm mentioned two key criteria in the poster evaluation process:

  1. Is there an immediate desire to obtain the paper reprint?
  2. The poster does not replace the original paper submission.

The Poster Award winners arrange by Topic area are as follows.

Topic 1 - Advanced Photovoltaics

1CV.1.39 H. Kampwerth, E. Pink, Y. Augarten, T. Trupke, M.A. Green & R.A. Bardos
University of NSW, Sydney, Australia
M. Kasemann
Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, Germany
Advances in Luminescence Based Series Resistance Imaging on Silicon Solar Cells

1CV.2.67 V.M. Andreev, V.P. Khvostikov, S.V. Sorokina, N.S. Potapovich, R.V. Levin & M.Z. Shvarts
Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia
GaSb Arrays for Solar Thermophotovoltaic System

Topic 2 - Wafer-Based Silicon Solar Cells and Materials Technology

2CV.4.36 S. Dubois, N. Enjalbert, F. Servant, J.P. Garandet & R. Monna
CEA, Grenoble, France
J. Kraiem
Apollon Solar, Lyon, France
Beneficial Effects of Dopant Compensation on Carrier Lifetime in Metallurgical Grade Silicon

2DV.1.58 M. Ezquer, I. Gavilanes, E. Zugasti, J.M. Cuadra, M. Murillo, A. Turumbay & A.R. Lagunas
CENER, Sarriguren, Spain
Buckling Test: A Useful Tool for a Mechanical Characterization of Silicon Wafers

Topic 3 - Thin Films

3AV.1.48 O. Isabella & M. Zeman
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
A. Campa
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
M.C.R. Heijna & W.J. Soppe
ECN, Petten, The Netherlands
A.J.M. van Erven, R.H. Franken & H. Borg
OM&T, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Diffraction Gratings for Light Trapping in Thin Film Silicon Solar Cells

3BV.5.38 H.P. Huber, F. Herrnberger, S. Kery & A. Keil
Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany
S. Zoppel
Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, Dornbirn, Austria
Ultrafast Laser Structuring of CIS Thin-Film Solar With Industrial Relevant Process Speed

3AV.2.17 S. Schicho, S. Muthmann, D. Das, T. Kilper, J. Kirchhoff, W. Reetz & A. Gordijn
Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Thin (< 1 μm) a-Si/ μc-Si Tandem Solar Cells for High Stable Efficiences

Topic 4 - Components for PV Systems

4AV.3.28 B. Lalaguna, P. Sánchez-Friera, F. Ropero, J. Gil & J. Alonso
Isofotón, Málaga, Spain
Comparison of Moisture Ingress in PV Modules With Different Backsheets Using Humidity Sensors

Dr. Grimm said this paper’s award was forfeit since the winner(s) or a representative was not present to accept the award. Scientists are harsh!
4BV.1.30 I. Möbius
United Solar Ovonic, Frankfurt, Germany
M. van Cleef
United Solar Ovonic, Verona, Italy
A. Chang
United Solar Ovonic, Auburn Hills, USA
D. Chianese & I. Pola
SUPSI, Lugano, Switzerland
Comparison of Yield, Installed Power and Costs of a Typical Installation for Flat Roofs for Triple-Junction and Crystalline Modules

Topic 5 - PV Systems

5BV.2.67 M. Kirschner, D. Hornbachner, D. Dobozanov & D. Malin
HEI Consulting, Vienna, Austria
PV-Tubes With Advanced High-Efficiency c-Si Cells for Solar Lights

Topic 6 - PV Deployment

6DV.4.19 D.K. Munro
Halcrow, Barrow, United Kingdom
E.J. Rudkin
Halcrow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
B. Gaidon
HESPUL, Villeurbanne, France
S. Linder
Ecofys, Köln, Germany
M. Elswijk
ECN, Petten, The Netherlands
E. ter Horst
Horisun, Utrecht, The Netherlands
I.B. Hagemann
Architekturbüro Hagemann, Aachen, Germany
D. Suna
Vienna University of Technology, Austria
Lessons Learnt from Photovoltaics in Urban Areas

Since the Closing Session was jam packed this year, I decided to break up my regular post or two into separate “post lings”. Otherwise, I have a tendency to take too long before getting out a lengthy post. There will be a final post on the end of the Closing Session.

The keynote address titled “Towards a 3rd Industrial Revolution lead by Europe and how solar photovoltaic electricity can be part of it” by Jeremy Rifkin was the highlight of the 5th European PV Industry Forum. While missing the excellent professorial delivery, this Jeremy Rifkin interview, “We are in the twilight of a great energy era,” by Hughes Belin with the European Energy Review will get you up to speed on his vision for a 3rd Industrial Revolution powered by distributed Renewable Energies especially solar photovoltaics.



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