The 38th IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists Conference (PVSC), June 3 – 8, 2012 in Austin, Texas, will be opening its registration on December 26. The event will begin with Austin Solar Day on June 3, 2012 while the remainder of the event will focus on ten technical areas including, fundamentals and new concepts for future technologies, thin-film polycrystalline photovoltaics, III-V and concentrator technologies, crystalline silicon photovoltaics, thin-film silicon-based technologies, OPV, space technologies, characterization methods, PV modules and terrestrial systems and a PV velocity forum.
PVSC’s program committee is already accepting technical submissions for presentations during the conference. Prospective authors should submit technical abstracts by the February 5, 2012 deadline with the committee noting that high-caliber papers will be considered for publishing in the peer-reviewed IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics.
Additionally, nominations for the William R. Cherry Award are open for any individual engineer or scientist who has made a significant stride to further the science and technology of PV during his or her career. Nominations for the award close on January 10, 2012.
“Since its onset more than 50 years ago, the PVSC has garnered worldwide acclaim as the leading conference on transformative PV technologies and applications. The presentations delivered and the connections made during this event are paramount to moving photovoltaics forward into the next half-century,” said Dr. B.J. Stanbery, conference general chair for the 38th IEEE PVSC. “Year after year, we’ve shattered records for both abstract submissions and attendance, and we expect the trend to continue for our 38th meeting. We look forward to another exciting week of industry collaboration – and celebration – next June in Austin.”