Seminar: Present and Future of Photovoltaics

IEEE Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Society
Phoenix Chapter

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 5:30 PM
Seminar: Present and Future of Photovoltaics

Dr. Stuart Bowden
Director of Solar Power Laboratory
School of Electrical, Computing and Energy Engineering
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona
ABSTRACT
The photovoltaic industry has grown at over 30% per annum for the last two decades with present sales of $100 billion per year. As a quantum energy converter, photovoltaics has the potential to revolutionize electricity production in much the same way that solid state physics has changed industries from computing and lighting. The presentation will discuss the present state of the photovoltaic industry and why crystalline silicon continues to be the dominant technology in solar cell production. This presentation will cover all aspects of production in crystalline silicon from the present and into the future. We will delve into device physics of silicon solar cells and how the limitations in present devices can be overcome for both higher efficiency and higher throughput. The various aspects of production will also be covered: from crystallization to wafering, through cell production and finishing with module design and testing.

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Date: Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Location: Group Conference Room, Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., 2100 E. Elliot Rd. Tempe, AZ. There are new signs on the property (Discovery Business Center). Enter the facility through the Main (South) Lobby in building 94 and sign in with Security (Photo ID required). You will be escorted to the meeting room.

Agenda: 5:30–6:00 PM: Social/Refreshments, promptly 6:00–7:00 PM: Presentation, 7:00 PM: Dinner
(Pizza and Soda will be provided by the IEEE Phoenix Section CPMT Society Chapter)

IEEE members and non-members are all welcome to attend.
Please arrive at the facility entrance no later than 5:45 PM.