Dursol 2014

Mittwoch/Wednesday, 05.02.2014, ZHAW Winterthur

Dursol 2014
Time and Length Scales of Degradation in Next Generation Solar Cells


Wednesday, 5.2.2014, 09:00 - 16:30
Thursday, 6.2.2014, 08:45 - 16:15

ZHAW Winterthur, Switzerland

The DURSOL Conference will bring together the scientists and engineers involved in the DURSOL project with invited external experts in the field of next generation solar cells to share the latest insights into the Time and Length Scales of Degradation in Next Generation Solar Cells. Join us for inspiring talks about the latest results covering all major next generation solar cell technologies (OPV, DSSC, Perovskite solar cells, thin-film silicon, a-Si/c-Si heterojunction) and contributed poster presentations. We are currently accepting abstracts for poster presentations. Poster authors can present their posters in short flash talks to the conference audience.

Topic and Objectives
Achieving long-term stability is a key requirement for thin-film solar cells to make them suitable for large scale deployment and energy production. The DURSOL project joins the major research groups and companies in the field of thin-film photovoltaics in Switzerland with the goal of improving the durability of thin-film solar cells. Degradation processes caused by chemical or mechanical stresses as well as suitable prevention strategies are studied within the project. The conference will bring together the scientists involved in the DURSOL project with external experts in the field to provide an overview on degradation phenomena in thin-film solar cells and foster the exchange among researchers and professionals from the photovoltaic industry. Day 1 of the conference is dedicated to the latest advances in the study and prevention of degradation phenomena and will feature invited talks by experts in the field as well as a poster exhibition and corresponding flash-talks. The focus of day 2 is on characterization and modeling of solar cells and consists of hands-on workshops introducing characterization and modeling techniques where participants have the chance to characterize their own samples and model their solar cell systems.

Website with invitation

Organizing Committee
Prof. Dr. Beat Ruhstaller
stv. Institutsleitung Institute of Computational Physics ICP an der ZHAW
Telefon: 058 934 78 36
Thomas Lanz
Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der ZHAW
Telefon: 058 934 70 48

Please use the online form for registration.

Conference Fee
CHF 250 for external guests CHF 200 for Swissphotonics members and PhD students
The conference fee includes workshop materials, lunch and refreshments on both days.

Dr. Christian Bosshard
Managing director Swissphotonics
+41 61 690 60 40

Beni Muller, 2. Januar 2014
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Prof. Dr. Beat Ruhstaller, ZHAW - ICP, Winterthur Opening Wednesday, 5.2.2014 Icon (34 KB) 
Prof. Juan Bisquert, Universitat Jaume I, Castelló de la Plana E Operating mechanism of perovskite solar cells and degradation issues Icon (34 KB) 
Barry N. Breen, 3GSolar Photovoltaics Ltd., Jerusalem IL Stability of DSSC modules (prov. title) Icon (34 KB) 
Dr. Suren Gevorgyan, Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Kongens Lyngby Stability of organic photovoltaics under different testing conditions Icon (34 KB) 
Dr. Hans-Joachim Egelhaaf, Belectric OPV GmbH, Kolitzheim D Degradation as a whole device experience Icon (34 KB) 
Dr. Stefaan de Wolf, Photovoltaics and Thin Film Electronics Laboratory (PV-LAB ), EPFL Stability and degradation of a-Si/c-Si heterojunction solar cells Icon (34 KB) 
Dipl. Phys. Gabi Friesen, Istituto sostenibilità applicata all'ambiente costruito (ISAAC) - Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana (SUPSI) Amorphous silicon: outdoor and laboratory measurements focussing on degradation and recovery Icon (34 KB) 
Prof. Gary Hodes, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot IL Stability and degradation of CIGS/CdTe solar cells Icon (34 KB) 
Prof. Dr. Beat Ruhstaller, ZHAW-ICP Moderated Discussion and Closure Icon (34 KB) 
Prof. Dr. Beat Ruhstaller ZHAW-ICP, Fluxim AG Winterthur Opening Thursday, 6.2.2014 Icon (34 KB) 
Dr. Otwin Breitenstein, Max-Planck-Institut für Mikrostrukturphysik, Halle D Advanced local characterization of solar cells Icon (34 KB) 
Martin Neukom. Fluxim AG Introduction to the Measurement Platform PAIOS for Solar Cell R&D Icon (34 KB) 
Prof. Dr. Beat Ruhstaller, Fluxim AG Introduction to Opto-electronic Solar Cell Modeling with SETFOS Icon (34 KB) 
Dr. Mathias Bonmarin, Dr. Thomas Lanz ZHAW-ICP Lock-In Thermography and Electro-thermal Solar Cell Modeling Icon (34 KB) 
Prof. Dr. Franz Baumgartner, Daniel Schär, ZHAW - Institut für Energiesysteme und Fluid-Engineering (IEFE) Dynamic LED-based characterization of thin-film tandem PV modules Icon (34 KB) 
Dr. Matthias Schmid ZHAW-ICP Modeling of DSSC with PECSIM Icon (34 KB) 
Dr. Stephane Altazin, Fluxim AG Hands-on Simulation Workshop with SETFOS: Light Absorption and Charge Drift-diffusion Simulation Icon (34 KB) 
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