The sixth edition of the "Photovoltaic Technical Conference" dedicated this year to "advanced materials and processes to innovative applications" will take place from 27 to 29 of May 2015 in the Aix-en-Provence Congress Center.  


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


Some comments 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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