1st Announcement sent out

Dear colleague,

photovoltaics is a rapidly changing field in science. New technologies and materials are enabling breakthroughs that seemed impossible a decade ago. The NGSE – Next Generation Solar Energy conference was developed by scientists in order to keep the community connected and updated on these developments by offering first class lectures and tutorials in emerging PV-Technologies – free of charge.

The 5th International Conference on Next Generation Solar Energy (NGSE5) will be held from 7th – 9th of December 2020 in close collaboration between the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nuremberg for Renewable Energies (HI ERN), the South China University of Technology (SCUT), the Erlangen Graduate School of Excellence in Optical Technologies (SAOT) and the International Research Training Group “Energy Conversion Systems: From Materials to Devices” (IGK 2495).

The conference concept introduces the topic “Next Generation Solar Energy” with a series of 50 min tutorials. A series of 15 min long impulse lectures on current results and trends will complement the tutorials. In 2020 the NGSE5 is focussing on the following topics:

Tutorials (50 min each)

  *   Uwe Rau – Fundamentals about PVs junctions

  *   Carsten Deibel – Fundamentals about device physics

  *   Alex K.-Y. Jen – Organic materials design and engineering

  *   David D. Mitzi – Inorganic materials design and engineering

  *   Morten Madsen – OPV stability

  *   Antonio Abate – Perovskite stability

  *   Jan Anton Koster – Microscopic PV simulations

  *   Bin Fan & Chris Case – Processing & upscaling

  *   Jonas Bergqvist & Gang Bao – Applications of PVs

and 12 Invited Presentations (15 min each) for Organic and Perovskite photovoltaics.

The conference will be held “hybrid” – with both digital participation via video conferencing and with on-site presence. The audience will be connected digitally, the speakers are invited to Erlangen and Guangzhou, but can as well participate and present purely digital if Corona travel limitations are still limiting. The conference offers an excellent opportunity to learn about latest developments and current projects in the field of organic and perovskite photovoltaic technology and to exchange ideas and experiences with experts from around the world.

The complete schedule and titles of the presentations will be announced shortly. Updated information is available on the official internet site Mark your calendars. Please forward this information to your Students and Colleagues. Registration will start soon.

Prof. Christoph J. Brabec, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg

Dr. Jens Hauch, Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energy (HI ERN)

Dr. Ning Li, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg

Prof. Hin-Lap Yip, South China University of Technology