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Workshop on Luminescent Solar Concentrator Photovoltaics (LSC PV)

November 14

This workshop on the performance enhancement of Luminescent Solar Concentrator Photovoltaics (LSC PV) will take place on Thursday 14 November 2019 from 9:00h till 17:30h in Building Gemini, Hall Gemini Z0.05, at Eindhoven University of Technology in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Introduction to the LSC PV Workshop    

In the past decade, there have been great advances in not only the performance, but also the potential application range of Luminescent Solar Concentrator Photovoltaic (LSC PV) devices.  New inorganic luminophores promise the elimination of reabsorption losses and extended lifetimes and complex organic dyes with large Stokes shifts have been developed in labs. Photonic coatings could significantly decrease surface losses, plasmonic enhancements can generate more emission and  dye alignment can improve light focusing.  New applications are being developed, such as switchable ‘smart’ windows, building integrated PV modules, daylighting elements, greenhouses and even hydrogen production with LSCs. With silicon cell efficiencies reaching values close to the theoretical maximum, LSC PV devices can reach a mature state, while new solar cell materials also can contribute to improvements in performance and commercialization of LSC PVs. Given this context, this workshop seeks to bring together the world’s experts in LSC PV research and development for a focused conversation on the performance enhancement of this intriguing device.  Through a series of lectures ranging from fundamental science to device design and from applications to industrial opportunities, we hope to enliven the debate, foster new collaborations and tackle barriers that should be lowered or eliminated to create commercially available LSC PV applications with a  good performance.

If you are interested in this topic, conducting research or developing LSC PV elements, we hope to see you at Eindhoven University of Technology in November!

Angèle Reinders and Michael Debije

Chairs of this PEARL PV Workshop

LSC PV devices are plastic lightguides or glass panels topped or embedded with luminescent dyes that absorb sunlight and re-emit it at longer wavelengths.  A significant fraction of this light is trapped in the lightguide, focusing the escaping light to customized solar cells to convert irradiance into electric power.


The preliminary program of this workshop is available here:PreliminaryOnlineProgramLSCPVWorkshop04092019
Attendance on invitation by e-COST only.


Speakers and attendees of this workshop are cordially invited to submit their manuscript about LSC PV research to a Special Issue of Applied Sciences (IF: 2.217) for peer review and, eventually, publication. For all information see the website of the journal at mdpi.com/si/31457 and this flyer: flyer_lsc_pv

Practical information about the location, venue and accommodation

All practical information is available in this document: CA16235WorkshopLSCPV_14110219_Practical information participants

Building Gemini (numbered 15) is located on the campus of Eindhoven University of Technology in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The map of the campus of TU/e can be downloaded here: https://assets.tue.nl/fileadmin/TUe_Plattegrond_2018-09.pdf


November 14


Eindhoven University of Technology


Eindhoven University of Technology
De Zaale
Eindhoven, Netherlands
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