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Advances in Photovoltaics
10 October 2016

A large contingent of CREST researchers attended ‘Advances in Photovoltaics’ at the Institute of Physics in London on 30th September.  This annual event is organized by Prof Mike Walls as part of the activities of the Supergen SuperSolar Hub.  Dr Piotr Kaminski gave a talk on the design and durability of broadband anti-reflection coatings for PV developed at CREST and Dr Patrick Isherwood presented his views on the potential for p-type transparent conducting oxides.   Invited speakers were Dr Katherine Zaunbrecher (NREL/Colorado State), Dr Stephan Bucheler (EMPA), Dr Paul Warren (NSG-Pilkington), Prof Aron Walsh (imperial College) and Dr Richard Dixon (Dyecotec Ltd).  The event attracted 65 attendees.

Figure:1 Dr Piotr Kaminski (Loughborough) explains the design of multilayer broadband anti-reflection coatings.
Figure:1 Dr Piotr Kaminski (Loughborough) explains the design of multilayer broadband anti-reflection coatings.

 

Figure 2: Dr Paul Warren (NGS Pilkington) answers questions on the process conditions for depositing fluorine doped tin oxide on float glass for the thin film photovoltaics industry.
Figure 2: Dr Paul Warren (NGS Pilkington) answers questions on the process conditions for depositing fluorine doped tin oxide on float glass for the thin film photovoltaics industry.

 

Figure 3: The limitations of thin film CdTe devices revealed using photoluminescence are described by Dr Katherine Zaunbrecher (NREL/Colorado State).
Figure 3: The limitations of thin film CdTe devices revealed using photoluminescence are described by Dr Katherine Zaunbrecher (NREL/Colorado State).