Optics for Solar Energy (SOLAR)

02 - 05 November 2015
Suzhou, China

The progress in solar energy has been driven by the fields of optics, solid-state physics, thermal science, materials and chemistry. They play a key role in the development of present and future solar energy technologies. Optical elements are used for collecting, guiding, concentrating, coupling, trapping, transforming and absorbing the light in solar energy systems.

The Optics for Solar Energy (SOLAR) Conference focuses on optical science and its applications to solar energy conversion, mainly in the areas of solar thermal and concentrating photovoltaics. Both areas are experiencing rapid progress, which strongly relies on the advances in efficiency, cost, and reliability of their optical elements. Fundamental and applied concepts are addressed at the conference and they include the design, modeling, optimization, integration, experimental evaluation, manufacturability, reliability, and techno-economics of solar energy systems, as well as the use of novel materials in all aspects of such systems.

This conference has attracted professionals and scientists from many different scientific and industrial areas, creating a multidisciplinary arena to discuss technical challenges beyond the state-of-the-art. Optical scientists, physicists, engineers and industry managers are brought together to discuss the most novel developments in the field with the aim of improving the competitiveness of solar energy.

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Keynote Speakers

Junhao Chu, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, China
Ranga Pitchumani, US DOE Sunshot Program, USA

Reiner Buck
German Aerospace Center

Program Chair
Wojciech Lipinski
The Australian National University

Program Chair
Baoquan Sun
Soochow University

Program Chair

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Abstract and Summary Submission 7 July 2015 12:00 EDT
Abstract and Summary Submission 7 July 2015
Hotel Reservation 2 October 2015 12:00 EDT
Hotel Reservation 2 October 2015
Advanced Registration 5 October 2015 12:00 EDT
Advanced Registration 5 October 2015
Manuel Blanco, Commonwealth Sci and Indus Res Org, Australia, Invited

Yi-Bing Cheng, Monash University, Australia, Invited

Silke Christiansen, Germany, Invited

Yanjun Dai, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, Invited

Baohua Jia, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, Invited

Meicheng Li, North China Electric Power University, China, Invited

Keith Lovegrove, IT Power, Australia, Invited

Pınar Menguc, Özyeğin Universitesi, Turkey, Invited

Ioannis Papakonstantinou, University College London, United Kingdom, Invited

David Pui, University of Minnesota Duluth, United States, Invited

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