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Photovoltaics Manufacturing Workshop

Friday, December 9, 2011
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Keller Hall 3-180 (first floor)
University of MN, Twin Cities East Bank Campus


Travel note: light rail construction is underway at the University; please review details before arriving.


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The workshop is presented by the IPRIME Renewable Energy Materials Program (REM) in collaboration with the Initiative for Renewable Energy and Environment (IREE), and Center for Nanostructure Applications (CNA).


It will cover advances and challenges in silicon and thin film solar cell technologies such as CIGS and CdTe, as well as manufacturing issues and reliability.


Coordinator: Eray Aydil, IPRIME Renewable Energy Program Co-Leader and Ronald L. and Janet A. Christenson Chair in Renewable Energy in the Dept of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science.


To Attend
This workshop is free and open to IPrime member companies, invited guests, and University of Minnesota faculty, students, and staff.


Prospective IPrime members interested in attending an IPrime event as a guest should contact Bob Lewis, ph: 612-625-1269.

Schedule

Morning
7:15
Continental breakfast


7:50
Eray Aydil
University of Minnesota, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Welcome and Overview


8:00
Colin Wolden
Weaver Distinguished Professor
Colorado School of Mines, Chemical & Biological Engineering
Photovoltaic Manufacturing, Present Status, Future Prospects and Research Needs


8:30
Joe Beach
Colorado School of Mines
Evolution: The Reality of Photovoltaic Progress


9:00
Tim Anderson
Director, Florida Energy Systems Consortium
University of Florida, Chemical Engineering Department
Reaction Pathways in Synthesis of CIGS Absorbers


9:30
Coffee break


9:45
Mike Strommen
3M Renewable Energy Division
Ultra Barrier Films for Solar Applications


10:15
Chris Ferekides,
Director, Thin Film Electronic Materials Laboratory
University of South Florida, Electrical Engineering
Thin Film PV Research at USF


10:45
Eray Aydil
Ronald L. and Janet A. Christenson Chair in Renewable Energy
University of Minnesota, Chemical Engineering & Materials Science
Improving the Damp Heat Stability of CIGS Solar Cells


11:15
Lunch break


Afternoon

12:30
Vikram Dalal
Director, Microelectronics Research Center
Iowa State University
Future Opportunities in Thin Film Si Based Opto-electronics


1:00
Sumit Agarwal
Colorado School of Mines, Chemical & Biological Engineering
Plasma Synthesis and Passivation of Si Nanoparticles for Photovoltaic Applications


1:30
Uwe Kortshagen
University of Minnesota, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Silicon Nanocrystals for Silicon PV Inks and Improved Silicon Thin Films


2:00
Steve Campbell
Director Nanofabrication Center & Center for Nanostructure Applications
University of Minnesota, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Tandem CIGS: Obstacles and Approaches


2:30
Neelkanth Dhere
Florida Solar Energy Center
CIGSeS Thin Film Solar Cells on Glass and Metallic Foils


3:00-5:00
Final organizational meeting for STC proposal planning (STC Co-PIs)


Directions

Keller Hall
Campus maps
Light rail construction is underway at the University; please review details before arriving.


Accommodations
All offer University shuttle service
University Hotel - Minneapolis 1-800-822-6757, East Bank campus
Days Inn University, (economy rates), 612-623-3999, East Bank campus
Holiday Inn Minneapolis Metrodome 612-333-4646, West Bank campus


Taxis
Airport Shuttle, 612-827-7777
Airport Taxi, 612-721-0000
Yellow Cab, 612-788-8888



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