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Chairperson's Message

The 12th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems, held in April 2016 in Freiburg, Germany, gathered scientists, engineers and policy makers to discuss the progress in the technology, market and financing aspects of CPV.  A record value for module efficiencies higher than 43% was presented. Field experiences showed that the technology is highly reliable and excellent performances have been reported. 

I am honoured to have been chosen as chair of CPV-13, which will be held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, from May 1 to 3, 2017.

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New Student Prizes at CPV-13

New prizes for "Best Student Talk" and "Best Student Poster Presentation" have been created this year. Each prize will be worth CAD250 and be awarded based on clarity of presentation, originality and significance of the results.

Proceedings now online!

The CPV-12 conference proceedings are now published with AIP (American Institute of Physics).

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Welcome to CPV-13!

The 13th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaics (CPV-13) is the premier technical conference in the areas of high- and low-concentration PV components, modules, and tracker-based PV systems. The conference brings together students, academics, technologists, and financiers to engage in discussion of state-of-the-art CPV components, trackers, and installations.

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Dates and Deadlines

Abstract deadline: November 14, 2016
Notification of acceptance: January 25, 2017
Start online registration: February 13, 2017
Early bird discount: March 17, 2017
Deadline full papers: April 27, 2017
CPV-13: May 1-3, 2017


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