The fifth edition of the "Photovoltaic Technical Conference" dedicated to "Thin Film & Advanced Silicon Solutions" took place from 21 to 23 of May 2014 in the Aix-en-Provence Congress Center.  


The PVTC 2014 conference was a success with more than 130 attendees from more than 20 countries: France, Germany, Italy, Austria, Poland, Japan, Spain, USA, Tunisia, Republic of Korea, China, Australia, Switzerland, etc...


First feelings of the attendees:


Teodor Todorov (IBM, USA) : “Thank you again for the wonderful opportunity to participate in the event that was an exquisite mix of science, lovely people and immersion in Provence”.


Thomas Kirchartz (ForschungZentrum Jülich, Allemagne) : “Thank you very much again for inviting me to come to Aix. I really enjoyed my days there”.


Guy Brammertz (IMEC, Belgique) : “Thanks again for having me there at the conference, it was a real pleasure to discuss with you and the other contributors”. 

All the photos of the event are available here.




  • Teodor TODOROV, IBM, USA - "Kesterite Photovoltaic Technology: Progress and Potential"
  • Marc MEURIS, IMEC, Belgium - "Progress and challenges of CZTSe solar cells for thin film PV applications"
  • Thomas KIRCHARTZ, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany - "Device Physics of Polymer: Fullerene Solar Cells


Invited speakers:

Jean-Pierre JOLY, INES (National Institute for Solar Energy), France - "High efficiency Solar Cells: Will they continue to occupy a limited market segment or are they going to emerge as a new standard?"

Daniel JEONG, Global CTO of Hanwha Solar, Korea - "A better Tomorrow driven by Hanwha Solar Energy"

Markus FISCHER, Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH - "C-Si cell Technology trends for manufacturers and suppliers identified by the SEMI International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV)"

Rainer KRAUSE, Soitec S.A, Germany - "Wafer Bonded 4-Junction GaInP/GaAs//GaInAsP/GaInAs Concentrator Solar Cells"


• The PVTC Scientific Committee will select the best papers for a publication in one of these three journals:

                              - SOLMAT (Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells)
                              - EPJ Photovoltaic

                              - JRSE (Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energies)



• The conference is organized by ARCSIS, a professionnal association in charge of promoting Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur microelectronics and photovoltaics actors. 




                                         Photo credit: photo Grischa


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