Program 2nd International Workshop on CIGS Solar Cell Technology


Monday 11 April

Get-together
7 pm

Hotel Alexander Plaza  (Rosenstraße 1, D-10178 Berlin)
Winter Garden

Join us for drinks and snacks together with other participants who are already in Berlin and would like to get to know each other. Informal, registration not necessary.

The Hotel is located within walking distance from Hackescher Markt in Central Berlin, close to Alexanderplatz.


Tuesday 12 April

2nd International Workshop on CIGS Solar Cell Technology

8:00

REGISTRATION

 

9:00

Hans-Werner Schock & Rutger Schlatmann Welcome

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin / PVcomB

THE ROAD TO HIGH EFFICIENCIES - Chair: H.-W. Schock

9:10

Tim Anderson
(for R. Noufi, NREL)

Potential, Challenges, and Opportunities in Thin Film CIGS Solar cells

University of Florida
9:40 Philip Jackson Highly efficient CIGS Solar Cells and Modules
ZSW
10:10 Shigeru Niki Critical issues for developing high-effciency low-cost CIGS PV technology
AIST

10:40

COFFEE BREAK

 

PROCESSING & MATERIALS - Chair: Shigeru Niki

11:00 Nicolas Barreau Influence of the Mo back contact properties on the electronic properties of high efficiency CIGSe solar cells Université de Nantes

11:30

Takahiro Wada Characteristics of chemical bonds in CuInSe2 and
its thin-film deposition processes used to fabricate solar cells

Ryukoku University
12:00 Negar Naghavi Exploratory studies towards ultrathin CIGS Solar Cells Institute for Research and Development of
Photovoltaic Energy (IRDEP)
12:30 Tim Anderson Reaction Pathways in the Synthesis of CIGS Absorbers University of Florida

13:00

LUNCH BREAK

 

EQUIPMENT - Chair: Axel Neisser

14:00

Kay Orgassa Brief insight into the production equipment of the Manz turnkey CIGSfab Manz Automation

14:30

Immo Kötschau CIGSe Process- and Equipment Design using real time X-ray Monitoring Methods Centrotherm

15:00

John Patrin CIGS deposition systems for flexible and rigid substrates
Veeco

15:30

COFFEE BREAK

 

FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATES - Chair: Rutger Schlatmann

16:00 Alexander Braun CIGS on polyimide by ion beam assisted deposition for flexible and rigid solar modules Solarion AG

16:30

Steffen Schuler Advances in flexible CIGS BIPV module technology Global Solar

17:00

Christian Kaufmann CIGS growth with multistage coevaporation at low temperatures Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
17:30 Alexander Uhl Solar cells based on non-vacuum grown CIGS layers EMPA
18:00
DRINKS & POSTERSESSION *
 

* Postersession will take place! Please let us know if you want to show a poster (no additional costs).


Wednesday 13 April

2nd International Workshop on CIGS Solar Cell Technology

8:00

REGISTRATION

PRODUCTION UPDATE - Chair: Thomas Walter

9:00

Dirk HerrmannCIGS Production and R&D at SolibroSolibro
9:30Axel NeisserExpansion of existing production & development of new generation based on Cu(In,Ga)Se2Sulfurcell
10:00Paul Christian MogensenAVANCIS: Latest Developments in Advanced CIGS Production and Scale-upAVANCIS

10:30

Katsumi KushiyaGW production in Solar Frontier K.K.- Current Status and Future ProspectSolar Frontier

11:00

COFFEE BREAK

PRODUCTION UPDATE (continued)

11:30Reiner KlenkChalcopyrite-Based HeterojunctionsHelmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
QUALITY CONTROL & POWER-RATING - Chair: Paul Mogensen
12:00Ilka LuckThin-film PV – a lab experiencePI Berlin
12:30Thomas WalterLuminescence imaging and 2D network simulation – efficient tools for process optimization and quality control of CIGS modulesHochschule Ulm

13:00

LUNCH BREAK

DISCUSSION I

14:00

Thomas Unold

Keynote:
Characterization of Chalcopyrite Solar Cell Devices: Status and Open Questions

Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin

DISCUSSION II

15:00

Alan GoodrichKeynote:
Roadmap for reduction of cost of module manufacturing
NREL

16:00

COFFEE BREAK

SHARED SESSION with "Solar Meets Glass" - Chair: Dieter Schmid
16:30Niklas PapathanasiouWhat does the CIGS community expect from the glass industry?PVcomB

16:50

Frank BestThe CIGS Challenge for the Glass Industry:
Solutions to the requirements of CIGS solar panel
manufacturers
Saint-Gobain Solar

17:10

Tim McKittrickAdvanced glasses and their influence on the
manufacture of CIGS PV modules
NSG-Pilkington
17:30Carlo Kosik WilliamsIncreasing conversion efficiency with thin
specialty glass
Corning – Photovoltaic Glass
Technologies

17:50Questions and discussion
18:10End of Workshop
Bus Shuttle to Dinner Cruise
19:00Dinner Cruise (cast off 7:20 pm)

Thursday 14 April

Shared session with Thin-Film Industry Forum (organised by Solarpraxis).

The 2nd International Workshop on CIGS Solar Cell Technology ends after lunch.

Shared session with Thin-Film Industry Forum on Thursday (click to enlarge)


Speakers