The 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC) at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington June 19 -24, is ready to welcome the cream of the PV crop. The final program was recently announced with presentations during the week focusing on 10 technical areas, including crystalline silicon technologies, organic PV and space technologies. Over 1,200 technical abstracts from around the world were submitted for consideration, marking a new record for IEEE PVSC.
Opening June 19 with Solar Day, the public can join members of the PV community in learning about solar energy and participate in the 28th PVSC High School Solar Design Competition. Students from local high schools will display their solar projects, with awards presented to the top submissions.
When the technical portion of the conference begins on June 20, Dr. Richard Swanson, president emeritus of SunPower, will deliver the keynote address, which will later be followed by the presentation of the William R. Cherry Award to Dr. Jerry Olson from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
“The 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference promises to be our biggest event yet, featuring high-caliber presenters, exhibitors and attendees from the world’s leading research-focused universities, laboratories and corporations,” said David Wilt, conference chair for the 37th IEEE PV Specialists Conference. “We’ve already set conference records with an overwhelming number of abstract submissions, and our organizing committees have worked tirelessly to further exceed expectations for this year’s conference.”
Be on the lookout for PV-Tech Senior Editor Tom Cheyney who will be in attendance of the 37th IEEE PVSC.