About PV Asia Pacific Conference 2011
Inaugural Asia Pacific Conference on Photovoltaics
02 November 2011 – 04 November 2011, Singapore
Highlights of this year’s conference
Innovation-driven cost reductions in photovoltaics
Integration of PV electricity into energy supply systems
Photovoltaics for the Asia Pacific region
Photovoltaic electricity generation has seen phenomenal growth in worldwide production and deployment over the past two years. Photovoltaics are at the forefront of the global drive towards sustainability and the low carbon economy, while also meeting the growing demands of energy supply, energy security and the needs of the developing world.
The photovoltaics revolution is just beginning. The coming years will see cost reductions driven by advances in technologies, manufacturing, energy markets and optimized systems design and implementation. New challenges will arise with larger photovoltaic systems and as grid operators strive to integrate an ever-increasing fraction of solar energy into regional, national and international grids.
The PV Asia Pacific Conference 2011 focuses on cost reductions and systems implementation. The most significant recent scientific and technological innovations will be presented, along with work of particular relevance to climates in the Asia Pacific region.
Over three days, the PV Asia Pacific Conference 2011 will feature sessions on:
- PV cells (innovations in architecture, materials and processing)
- PV modules (innovations in technology)
- Innovations in manufacture of PV cells and modules
- Grid integration of solar electricity, providing solutions for high penetration of solar electricity in electricity grids
- Power electronics and information technology
- PV for Asia Pacific (module technologies, power plants, rural electrification, solar electricity for mega-cities in the Asia Pacific region, …)
“Silicon photovoltaics: Where is it heading?” Professor Martin GREEN, University of New South Wales, School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, Sydney, Australia
“Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation” Dr Dan ARVIZU, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, NREL, Golden, Colorado, USA
“New materials for low-cost and high-efficiency PV” Professor Eicke WEBER, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, ISE, Freiburg, Germany
“Cost reductions in PV – Directions for R&D” Dr Wim SINKE, Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), ECN Solar Energy, Petten, The Netherlands
“The Asia Pacific Super Grid – a vision” Prof Andrew BLAKERS, Australian National University, Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems & ARC Centre for Solar Energy Systems, Canberra, Australia
Deadline for abstract submission: 19 August 2011
An international panel will review and select papers and posters presented at the conference to be published in a recognized international journal.
Decision on the acceptance of papers: 15 September 2011
Conference: 02 – 04 November 2011
Further information and Enquiries
· “Silicon photovoltaics: Where is it heading?” Prof Martin GREEN, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
· “Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation” Dr Dan ARVIZU, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, NREL, Golden, Colorado, USA
· “New materials for low-cost and high-efficiency PV” Prof Eicke WEBER, Fraunhofer Institute for Solare Energy Systems, ISE, Freiburg, Germany
· “Cost reductions in PV – Directions for R&D” Dr Wim SINKE, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands Solar Energy, ECN, Petten, The Netherlands
· “The Asia Pacific Super Grid – a vision” Prof Andrew BLAKERS, Australian National University, Australian Solar Institute, ASI, Canberra, Australia
Mrs Qun WANG