This Summer School is intended for PhD candidates, PostDocs, researchers, and engineers; in general for anyone who holds a MSc degree. It will start on Sunday, the 2nd of July 2023, and it will end on Friday, the 7th of July 2023. PVSSS 2023 features: 

  • On Sunday, 2nd of July, a get-together dinner in Delft from 18:00
  • On Monday, 3rd of July, at 8:30, a stimulating opening session given by prof. dr. Olindo Isabella (Head of the Photovoltaic Materials and Devices group at TUDelft) 
  • From Monday, 3rd of July, to Friday, 7th of July
    • Fourteen 45-min long lectures (> 10 hours of theory), given by experts in solar energy from TU Delft and other international universities, R&D centres, and companies
    • Eight 2.5-hour long practical sessions to accommodate up to 24 attendees in our PV Laboratory as well as access to our Virtual PV Laboratory (3-D virtual environment) until the end of July 2023
  • On Wednesday, 5th of July
    • An industrial tour
    • An inspiring plenary talk, given by Prof. dr. Eicke Weber (Chair of the European Solar Manufacturing Council ESMC) on The future of photovoltaic (PV) energy conversion and Gigawatt-scale PV production in Europe
    • Summer School banquet
  • On Friday, 7th of July, a closing session


The lectures cover current hot topics in PV Systems:

  • L1     -    Prof. dr. M. Zeman (TU Delft, NL): Future solar-powered electrical energy systems
  • L2     -    Dr. R. Santbergen (TU Delft, NL): PV multiscale modelling
  • L3     -    Prof. dr. I. Gordon (IMEC, BE - TU Delft, NL): Status of c-Si PV technology - cells and modules
  • L4     -    Prof. dr. A. W. Weeber (TNO, NL - TU Delft, NL): Status of thin-film PV technology and multi-junction devices
  • L5     -   Dr. E. Voroshazi / Dr. N. Gazbour (CEA-INES, FR): Sustainability and Circularity in PV
  • L6     -   Prof. dr. Marko Topič (University of Ljubljana, SL): PV modules monitoring and energy yield forecast
  • L7     -   Dr. Radovan Kopecek (ISC K, DE): The evolution of bifacial revolution
  • L8     -   Dr. Alessandra Scognamiglio (ENEA, IT): PV integration in the environment
  • L9     -   Dr. P. Manganiello (TU Delft, NL): Photovoltatronics
  • L10   -   Dr. Malte Vogt (TU Delft, NL): Materials usage in c-Si PV and design for recycling
  • L11   -   Prof. dr. P. Palensky (TU Delft, NL): Impact of renewable energy systems on digitized society 
  • L12   -   Prof. dr. P. Bauer (TU Delft, NL): Power electronics, microgrids, and e-mobility
  • L13   -   Prof. dr. C. van Kruijsdijk (Shell, NL - TU Delft, NL): Green hydrogen 
  • L14   -   Dr. H. Ziar (TU Delft, NL): X-IPV systems

 The practical sessions will focus on the following topics: 

  • PV1   -   Discover and measure properties of light
  • PV2   -   Build your EQE setup and measure spectral response of real devices
  • PV3   -   Characterize commercially-available PV modules (JV and EL)
  • PV4   -   Understand the charging cycle of batteries and justify the use of charge controller
  • PV5   -   Simulate a complete PV system from power electronics perspective
  • PV6   -   Mount and characterize a real 2 kWp grid-connected DC-coupled PV system with AC backup

Click here to download the detailed programme.