PV Cell & Module Tech Trends 2024

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This course is designed to provide a deep dive into the photovoltaic (PV) cell and module technology, under the expert guidance of Dr. Radovan Kopecek. By exploring the latest trends (2024), technological advancements, and market dynamics, participants will gain a thorough understanding of the current state and future outlook of the PV industry. This course aims to bridge the gap between traditional photovoltaic knowledge and the cutting-edge technologies that are shaping the future of solar energy.

Course Objectives:

  • To offer a comprehensive overview of the PV cell & module market, including relevant technologies, and forecasted growth.
  • To delve into the specifics of crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cell technologies, focusing on device geometry, process flow, efficiency potential, and cost analysis.
  • To explore module advancements, particularly bifacial system configurations, highlighting their benefits, applications, and impact on energy yield.
  • To analyze the economic and environmental implications of current and emerging PV technologies, ensuring participants are well-versed in both the opportunities and challenges facing the industry.
  • To foster a deeper understanding of the strategic considerations in PV production and the role of photovoltaics in renewable energy strategies globally.

About the Lecturer:

Dr. Radovan Kopecek stands at the forefront of the photovoltaic research and development community as the Director and Co-Founder of ISC Konstanz. With a Diploma in Physics from the University of Stuttgart, a Master of Science from Portland State University, and a PhD in thin film crystalline photovoltaics from the University of Konstanz, Dr. Kopecek’s academic foundation is solid. His professional journey includes leading n-type cell technology research, managing and researching at ISC Konstanz, and playing a pivotal role in various boards and councils within the renewable energy sector. His extensive experience and active involvement in shaping the future of solar technology make him an invaluable asset to this course.


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What Will You Learn?

  • PV market landscape
  • PV value chain and costs
  • PV technologies landscape
  • Historical development of PERC, TOPCon, HIT, ZEBRA technologies
  • Bifacial n-type technology
  • Where and when to use Bifacial modules?
  • Bifacial XBS technology
  • What is the next era of PV modules?
  • LCOE calculation comparison across technologies

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PV Cell & Module Tech Trends 2024

  • PV Cell & Module Tech Trends

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