Optics for Solar Energy (SOLAR)

Invited Speakers

Novel applications of 40% Efficient Solar Cells, Keith Barnham, Imperial College, UK
Nanowire device concepts for thin film photovoltaics , Silke Christiansen, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL), Germany
Anisotropic Light Emissions in Luminescent Solar Concentrators, Michael Debije, Eindhoven Univ. of Technology, Netherlands
Low-Cost High-Performance Concentrated PhotoVoltaic (CPV) Solar Cell Production and Optimization using III-
V Quantum Dot Material Band-Gap Engineering, Simon Fafard, Cyrium Technologies Inc., Canada
Diffuse Scattering Designs of Dye Solar Cells, Hernan Miguez, CSIC, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Sevilla, Spain

Broadband Diffractive Optics for Efficient Light Management in Photovoltaics, Rajesh Menon, Univ. of Utah, USA
Free form Optics Applications in Photovoltaic Concentration, Juan Minano, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
A Systems Perspective for Managing Commercial  Portfolios of Research and Technology for the
Solar Industry,
Joseph Morabito, Alcatel-Lucent, USA
Ultrahigh-efficiency Solar Cells Based on Nanophotonic Design, Albert Polman, FOM Inst for Atomic & Molecular Physics, Netherlands
Spectral Leverage: Enhancing the Photoluminescent Quantum Yield of Upconversion via Broadband Excitation , Bryce Richards, Heriot-Watt Univ., UK
To Be Announced, Martha Symko-Davies, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA
Inorganic Rare Earth Based Luminescent Materials for Spectral-conversion and Luminescent Solar Concentrator Applications, Erik van der Kolk, Technische Universiteit Delft, Netherlands
Photon Management in SunPower's Solar Devices, Marc Vermeersch, TOTAL S.A., France

Plasmonic Photovoltaics: Near-field Enhancement and Internal Photoemission, Thomas White, Australian National Univ., Australia

Advanced Light-Trapping in Thin-Film Silicon Solar Cells, Nicolas Wyrsch, Photovoltaics and Thin Film Electronics Laboratory (PV-LAB), EPFL, Switzerland