It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 6th World Conferenceon Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC-6). This event will begin with opportunities for educational enhancement through a variety of tutorial topics on Sunday 23rd November, 2014. The conference proper will take place from Monday 24th to Thursday 27th November, 2014, at the Kyoto International Conference Center in Kyoto, Japan. Although previous WCPEC events have been held over 5 days, from Monday to Friday, this one is scheduled to last 4 days, from Monday to Thursday. The conference, hosted by the WCPEC Organizing Committee, is a joint conference of the 24th Asia/Pacific PVSEC (PVSEC-24), the 41st IEEE PVSC and the 30th European PVSEC. We look forward to submissions of excellent papers, not only in the traditional areas of photovoltaics such as c-Si, thin-film materials (Si, CIGS, CdTe), III-V materials and organic materials, but also in fundamentals and new materials, modules and system development, concentrators, space applications and national programs and policies. Japan’ s energy supply system is now facing a fundamental review as a result of the nuclear power plant accident following the 2011 East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. This has led to a new recognition of the importance of photovoltaics. In Japan, there is currently a great deal of activity in photovoltaic research and development, such as the development of next-generation solar cells, and innovative solar cell development as part of the Fukushima recovery operation, beginning with PV introductory measures such as grant-aided projects for domestic solar power systems, and so-called “feed-in tariff” fixed-price power buy-back schemes. The holding of the WCPEC-6 event in November 2014 will no doubt serve as an excellent opportunity to convey the results of these various projects to the wider world.

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Topics of submission

Technical Area Overview: Area 1: New Concepts and New Materials for Future Technologies Non-conventional PV conversion processes and devices: Multiple charge carrier generation, thermo-photovoltaics, hot-carrier cells, and other emerging concepts. Quantum structures (wells, nanowires, and quantum dots), advanced light management concepts (plasmonic coupling and spectral conversion). Area 2: Thin Film Silicon Based Photovoltaics Amorphous, microcrystalline, epitaxial and the other thin film Si technologies, Si alloys, including single and multi-junction solar cells, deposition processes, material properties, light trapping and modules. Area 3: Thin Film Compound Semiconductor Based PV CIS, CZTS, CdTe, Ternary and multinary thin-film solar cells; Theoretical studies; Process technologies for cells and modules; Characterization of materials and devices; Manufacturing technologies. Area 4: Wafer-Based Crystalline Silicon Materials, crystal growth, wafering, device process, characterization, modeling and simulation, manufacturing for wafer based crystalline silicon solar cells, reliability, feedstock; Sustainable strategy as a mainstream. Area 5: Concentrator Photovoltaics, III-V and Space PV Technologies Cells, modules and systems for CPV with high/low concentration ratios, and field testing; III-V materials, processes and characterizations for single or multi-junction cells including quantum well or dot strucutures ; cells and components designed for space and their environmental testing. Area 6: Organic, Dye Sensitized and Perovskite Solar Cells Organic thin film, dye-sensitized, organic-inorganic hybrid solar cells, printable solar cells and perovskite solar cells; Material and device technologies for high efficiency and high stability solar cells and modules. Area 7: Characterization and Modules Reliability Current standards for PV cells and modules, PV module lifetime, testing and calibration, failure analysis, power rating and performance measurements, design, measurement, uncertainties, traceability, solar radiation measurements, instrument calibration, reference devices, simulation tools, failure analysis and lessons learned. Area 8: Systems, BOS components and Grid Integration Performance modeling and field experience, forecast, balance of system components, grid integration, advanced PV systems and smart grid, off-grid applications, PV and architecture, system reliability and safety issues. Area 9: PV Deployment; Industry, Market and Policy National PV programs for dissemination, research and development, analysis of the PV market, industry, PV in the electricity mix, business models and economy of PV power generation, sustainability issues such as life cycle analysis, recycling and safety issues.


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Important dates

  • Conference Dates

    23 Nov.



    27 Nov.


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  • Japan Society of Applied Physics