8th International Conference on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics (SiliconPV 2018) / Lausanne (Switzerland)

Monday, 19 March, 2018 to Wednesday, 21 March, 2018
8th International Conference on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics (SiliconPV 2018) / Lausanne (Switzerland)


The 8th edition of SiliconPV will be hosted by the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). It will be the key event for sharing and understanding cutting-edge developments and upcoming trends in Silicon Photovoltaics. It focuses on science and advanced technologies along the value chain of crystalline silicon cells and modules.

It covers short-, mid- and long-term issues including:

  • processing and characterization of Si materials, wafers, multi- and mono-crystalline silicon including defect passivation as well as locally contacted, dielectrically passivated solar cells and modules,
  • solar cells based on selective contacts and novel device architectures,
  • advanced materials, wafers, cells and module processing, novel interconnection and encapsulation technologies,
  • characterization techniques and modelling, next generation multi-junction crystalline silicon based tandem solar cells.

As in the last years, the nPV workshop will take place successively to the SiliconPV conference with one overlapping day and a joined conference dinner. This will give you a complete overview of all trends, innovations and developments of n-type technology.

Scientific Topics

  • Silicon material and defect engineering
  • Wafering technologies
  • Junction formation
  • Cleaning, etching, surface morphology and surface passivation
  • Carrier selective contacts and contact formation
  • Advanced light management
  • Advanced characterization and simulation
  • Process integration and low-cost manufacturing
  • Si-based tandem cells, new materials and novel approaches
  • Module processing and materials
  • Module reliability and production yield
  • High and record efficiency devices

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