Solar energy conversion systems are inherently optical in nature. This property is evident from the fact that light must be converted into electrical, thermal, or chemical forms of energy for effective use. The emphasis of this conference is to investigate traditional and non traditional optical and light management techniques to increase the conversion efficiency and economic capability of solar energy processes. The traditional role of optics in photovoltaic systems has been the design and fabrication of high concentration ratio concentrators, anti-reflection coatings, and light trapping techniques. These applications continue to be important. However new paradigms in solar energy systems such as nanostructured photovoltaic cells, low to medium concentration ratio concentrators, tandem and parallel band gap photovoltaic cells, multiple mirror thermal concentrators, and bio fuel growth processes create new challenges that can be addressed with optical techniques.
The intent of this conference is to bring together experts in optical sciences and engineering disciplines to exchange ideas on how to apply optical methods ranging from the macro to nano scale to benefit solar energy conversion processes.
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This event is part of the Renewable Energy and the Environment Congress, allowing attendees to access to all meetings within the Congress for the price of one and to collaborate on topics of mutual interest.