Symposium | Perspectives on PV Integration: State-of-the-art Technology and Applications

13 May 2022 09:00 till 18:00 - By: Urban Energy Institute & PVMD Group | Add to my calendar

Location: Co-Creation Centre, The Green Village at the Delft University of Technology & Online

Date: Friday, May 13th, 2022 | 9:00-18:00

Solar energy has a significant role to play in the energy system of the future. What does this mean for technology, our energy supply mix, and future applications? In this symposium we will explore the future of solar energy. Leading experts in the solar energy field will share perspectives on the energy system of the future, the role of solar PV in the energy supply mix, technology including materials, devices, modules and applications and integration. The symposium precedes the inaugural address of Professor Olindo Isabella.

This event is open to researchers, industry and professionals who have expertise or an interest in solar photovoltaic technology.


Time   Location
09:00 09:30 Visit 24/7 Autonomous Energy Lab  The Green Village
09:30 09:50 Registration & Networking Co-Creation Centre at The Green Village
09:50 10:00 Welcome by prof. dr. Olindo Isabella - Introduction by prof. dr. Arno Smets
10:00 10:30 Keynote 1: Prof. dr. Miro Zeman (TUD) - The electrical energy system of the future
10:30 11:00 Keynote 2: Prof. dr. Marko Topic (LPVO) - The role of PV in European green deal and energy mix
11:00 11:30 Keynote 3: Prof. dr. Arthur Weeber (TNO) - PV technologies - materials and devices
11:30 12:00 Keynote 4: Prof. dr. Ivan Gordon (IMEC) - PV technologies - modules and applications
12:00 12:45 Lunch
12:45 13:30 Keynote 5: Dr. Alessandra Scognamiglio (ENEA, IT) - PV integration
13:30 13:45 Closing
13:45 15:00 Break & Walk to Aula Congress Centre
15:00 16:00 Inaugural Address prof. dr. Olindo Isabella  - PV Technologies and Applications Aula Congress Centre
16:00 18:00 Reception

Keynote Speakers

Prof. dr. Miro Zeman

Delft University of Technology (Delft, the Netherlands) - Linkedin

Prof. dr. Miro Zeman received his Ph.D. degree (cum laude) from the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava in 1989 for research on amorphous silicon. In 2009 he was appointed Full professor at Delft University of Technology where he leads the Electrical Sustainable Energy department. Miro Zeman is a leading expert in light management, modelling, and development and application of novel materials and nanostructures in silicon-based solar cells. He is (co-)author of more than 450 publications and conference proceedings and contributed to 9 books. (Google Scholar).

Prof. dr. Marko Topič

University of Ljubljana (Ljubljana, Slovenia) - Linkedin

Prof. dr. Marko Topič received the D.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia in 1996. Since 2006 he has been with the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, as a Full Professor and the Head of the Laboratory of Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics. He is also an Affiliate Faculty / Professor at the Colorado State University. Professor Topič is the Chairman of the European Technology & Innovation Platform Photovoltaics, and has been the Chairman of the Slovenian Photovoltaic Technology Platform since 2006. In the 7th Framework Programme (2008-2012) he served as a member of the Advisory Group on Energy. Since 2014 he is a member of the Slovenian Academy of Engineering. He published 2 books (CRC Press and Springer), more than 200 original scientific papers in renowned international journals and over 250 papers in international conference proceedings that received more than 8000 citations. 

Prof. dr. Arthur Weeber

Delft University of Technology (Delft, the Netherlands) - Linkedin

Prof. dr. Arthur Weeber studied Physics and Chemical Engineering at the University of Amsterdam. After completing his PhD at the same university in 1988, he joined ECN. He has more than 25 years of experience in the field of PV technology and since 2015 he combines his work at ECN with a professorship in the PVMD group at Delft University of Technology on Applied Silicon Photovoltaics. Currently, he is the Program Manager Solar Energy at TNO Energy Transition and coordinates the R&D program on cells, modules and applications. Technologies researched are based on crystalline silicon, thin-film with a focus on CIGS and perovskites, and tandems (mainly silicon/perovskite and flexible CIGS/perovskite).

Prof. dr. Ivan Gordon

IMEC (Leuven, Belgium) / TU Delft (Delft, the Netherlands) - Linkedin

Professor Dr. Ivan Gordon obtained his PhD in February 2002 in the field of novel magnetic materials for sensor applications from the University of Leuven in Belgium. He started to work at IMEC in Belgium in June 2003, where he is currently leading the Photovoltaics and Energy System activities, working on advanced c-Si wafer-based and thin-film solar cell and module technology (including perovskite-based tandem devices) and on the integration of Photovoltaics in the energy system of the future. He is also part-time professor in Digital Photovoltaics at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and editor-in-chief of the Elsevier scientific journal Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells (impact factor of 7.26). Since January 2016, he is the coordinator of the joint program on Photovoltaics of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) and a steering committee member of the European Technology and Innovation Platform Photovoltaics (ETIP-PV). He has authored and co-authored more than 300 journal and conference papers mostly in the field of Photovoltaics (>3900 citations, h-factor 33, February 2022).

Dr. Alessandra Scognamiglio

Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (Italy) - Linkedin

Dr. Alessandra Scognamiglio holds a Master in Architecture (University of Naples Federico II, 1998). She is a licensed architect (Naples, 1998) and has a PhD in Technologies for Architecture and Environment (Second University of Naples Luigi Vanvitelli, 2010). Since 2000 she works as researcher at ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development |, Photovoltaic Systems and Smart Grids Unit. Her main interest is working on the hybrid border between scientific research and design, to create a domain of common understanding and possibilities for experimentations in the real living environment. After having worked at the architectural scale, since 2007 she investigates the topic energy-landscapes, with a special focus on photovoltaics and agricultural greenhouses. Her main fields of activity are: Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV), Photovoltaics and sensitive landscapes, Net Zero Energy Buildings and Smart Cities, Agrovoltaics. She is the general chair of the 8th World Conference Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC-8).