Optics for Energy (PS)
All aspects of the use of optics in the energy field are considered by this group. The group encompasses the conversion of light energy into other forms of energy including solar conversion via photovoltaic's and photo-thermal processes. Research on organic and inorganic photovoltaic devices, as well as design of optical systems to direct light into these devices, falls within this group. Photovoltaic materials, structures, performance and economics are considered. Devices and structures with improved efficiency, and/or involving novel use of light for illumination are important aspects of this group’s work. Additional aspects of illumination covered include the modeling and design of lighting systems as well as perceptional consideration.
||Johns Hopkins University||Chair
||University of Minnesota Twin Cities||Vice Chair
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||University of Alberta||Webinar Chair
08 - 12 June 2020
The Westin Alexandria
400 Courthouse Square,
22 - 26 June 2020
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
19 - 24 July 2020
19 - 24 July 2020
10 - 14 October 2021
Marriott Wardman Park
District of Columbia
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