Clean Technology 2008
Solar Technologies & Applications

Solar Technologies & Applications

Symposium Sessions


Monday June 2

8:30 Keynotes: Nanotech & Cleantech
1:00 BP Alternative Energy

Tuesday June 3

8:30 Keynotes: Clean Technology
1:30 Photovoltaics: Technology & Applications
3:30 Photovoltaics: New Materials: Clean: Nano

Wednesday June 4

8:30 Keynotes: Clean Technology
3:00 Solar: Clean Business and Investment
4:30 Photovoltaics: Processing Technologies

Thursday June 5


Symposium Program


Monday June 2

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8:30 Keynotes: Nanotech & CleantechExhibit Hall D
8:30 Welcome
P. Glaza, Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization, US
8:40 TBA
J. Inslee, U.S. Congress, 1st Congressional District Washington, US
9:20 Itís a Nano World
R.O. Johnson - CTO, Lockheed Martin Corporation, US
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1:00 BP Alternative EnergyRoom 312
 Session chair: Daniel Laird, Sandia National Lab, US
1:00 Venturing in Alternative Energy at BP
I. Dairanieh, Beyond Petroleum, US

Tuesday June 3

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8:30 Keynotes: Clean TechnologyRoom 304
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI
8:30 Cleantech - Welcome to Massachusetts
I. Bowles, Secretary of Energy & Environmental Affairs, Massachusetts, US
8:40 Future Mobility and Hydrogen
D. Macleod, Shell Hydrogen, US
9:10 Smarter Solutions for Greener†Planet
S. Nunes, IBM Big Green Innovations, US
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1:30 Photovoltaics: Technology & ApplicationsRoom 308
 Session chair: Monika Willert-Porada, Universitšt Bayreuth
1:30 Internet Based Inverter-Integrated Solar Power Meter System
R. Hicks, PV Powered Inc., US
1:50 The Influence of Rebates and Incentives on the Solar Industry; What Obstacles Remain for US National Adoption of Solar PV?
B. Neagle, Borrego Solar Systems, US
2:10 The Competitive Cost Position of Novel Thin Film Photovoltaic Module Technologies in High Temperature and Low Light Conditions
A. Goodrich, T. Hannibal, J. Grimes, R. Wendt, IBIS Associates, Inc., US
2:30 Raytheon Solar PV Installation
D.R. Chamberlain, Raytheon Company, US
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3:30 Photovoltaics: New Materials: Clean: NanoRoom 309
 Session chair: Monika Willert-Porada, Universitšt Bayreuth, DE
3:30 Electrospun TiO2 Fibers as a Material for Dye Sensitizied Solar Cells
J. Duchoslav, L. RubŠek, L. Kavan, M. ZukalovŠ, J. ProchŠzka, Elmarco Ltd., CZ
3:50 Use of Multiphysics modeling to improve solar thin film performance and manufacture
A. Jain, J. Sanyal, V. Ivanov, E. Grald, A. Mukhopadhyay, ANSYS Inc., US
4:10 Thin nanostructured solar cells on metal sheets
M. Toivola, K. Miettunen, J. Halme, P. Lund, Helsinki University of Technology, FI

Wednesday June 4

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8:30 Keynotes: Clean TechnologyRoom 304
 Session chair: Patti Glaza, CTSI
8:30 Cleantechnology at the DOE
P. Dickerson - COO, DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, US
9:00 Investment trends in Cleantech
W. James, Rockport Capital Partners, US
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3:00 Solar: Clean Business and InvestmentRoom 310
 Session chair: Wasiq Bokhari, Cleantech Circle, US
- A.C. Smith, Lehman Brothers, US
- J. Grossman, Soltage, US
- T. Bailey, Evergreen Solar, US
- M. Bruce, US DOE - Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, US
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4:30 Photovoltaics: Processing TechnologiesRoom 311
 Session chair: Monika Willert-Porada, Universitšt Bayreuth, DE
4:00 Design of a Tandem Conjugated Polymer Bulk Heterostructure Solar Cell
J. Valenzuela, S. Milíshtein, UMass Lowell, US
4:20 Solar Nanoantenna Energy Collectors
S. Novack, D. Kotter, P. Pinhero, D. Slafer, Idaho National Laboratory, US
4:40 Enhanced Photocurrent in Transparent Lead Zirconate-Titanate Thin Film Capacitors Under Sun Light Illumination
L.E. Ocola, H. Li, O. Auciello, Argonne National Laboratory, US
5:00 Nanoplates and their suitability for use as solar cells
M. Aagesen, C.B. SÝrensen, SunFlake A/S, DK
5:20 Synthesis of Copper (I) Sulfide Nanocrystals for Photovoltaic Application
C. Wadia, Y. Wu, W. Ma, B. Sadtler, A. Paul Alivisatos, U.C. Berkeley, US
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PhotovoltaicsRoom 302
- Mesoporous TiO2 thin-film for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC) Applicationv
A. Vats, R. Shende, J. Swiatkiewicz, J. Puszynski, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, US
- Synthesis of Copper (I) Sulfide Nanocrystals for Photovoltaic Application
C. Wadia, Y. Wu, W. Ma, B. Sadtler, A. Paul Alivisatos, U.C. Berkeley, US
- Postproduction Annealing Effect on Solar Cells Based on Polymer and Zinc Oxide Nanorod Composites
C-Y. Chou, J-S. Huang, C-F. Lin, National Taiwan University, TW
- Economic viability in the use of solar collector in productive agricultural chains
J. Bione, P.B. Carvalho, R.B. Fellows, Companhia Hidroelťtrica do S„o Francisco - CHESF, BR
- Optimal Design and Use of PV Water Pumping Systems in Armenia
G. Ayvazyan, V. Buniatyan, A. Vardanyan, State Engineering University of Armenia, AM
- Solar-Electric Commuting Trike with Manual Pedaling
S. Milíshtein, B. Srinivasan, UMass Lowell, US
- Post-annealing effect of copper phthalocyanine on enhancing the performance of green organic light-emitting diode
S.Z. Chen, J.H. Jou, F.S. Tang, P.H. Chiang, C.Y. Chang, National Tsing Hua University, TW


The total solar energy available to the earth is approximately 3850 zettajoules per year. Although that number is fixed, the R&D, investment and commercialization interests in solar energy have grown drastically these last years. This symposium focuses on the cutting edge of solar based technology development with most every energy producing application considered. We welcome your submission into the topics listed below, and look forward to your participation this year.

Topics & Application Areas

  • Photovoltaics - general
  • Advanced PV Devices
  • Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells
  • Amorphous & Microcrystalline Si
  • Organic PV
  • Advanced Materials for Solar
  • Thin Films for Solar
  • CIS, CdTe & Other (II-VI) Ternary Thin Film Cells
  • Solar Thermal
  • Solar Chemistry
  • Solar Hydrogen
  • Efficiency Standards
  • Heating & Cooling
  • Buildings
  • PV Modules & Components
  • Characterization
  • PV to Grid Applications
  • Application of PV Solar Electricity
  • Other