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CPV-x History

Since the first international CPV-related conference took place in 2002, the conference series has grown in scope and in reach. These conferences have become one of the most renowned platforms in the field of CPV - a platform that has been used successfully for sharing experiences and knowledge among experts. 

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CPV-12

12th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems

April 25-27, 2016, Freiburg, Germany

www.cpv-12.org

Conference Program

Conference Proceedings

CPV-12 took place from April 25-27, 2016 in Freiburg, Germany and focused on high- and low-concentration PV components, modules, and tracker-based PV systems. We were happy to welcome academics, technologists, students, and financiers from 26 countries around the world.

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CPV-11

11th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems

April 13-15, 2015, Aix-les-Bains, France

www.cpv-11.org

Conference Program

Conference Proceedings

CPV-11 took place from April 13-15, 2015 in Aix-les-Bains, France. 235 participants from 22 countries around the world, 57 oral presentations and 90 poster presentations as well as the 3 invited speakers made the conference a success.

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CPV-10

10th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems

April 7-9, 2014, Albuquerque, USA

CPV-10 took place from April 7-9, 2014 in Albuquerque, USA. Some 270 participants attended the conference. Especially in times of challenging economics for the branch of Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems, the networking between industry and research facilities was very much appreciated.

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CPV-9

9th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems

April 15-17, 2013, Miyazaki, Japan

www.cpv-9.cpv-conference.org

Conference Proceedings

CPV-9 took place from April 15-17, 2013 in Miyazaki, Japan, attended by participants from 28 countries. The highly interesting scientific program was rounded by several cultural presentations, giving insight into the fascinating Japanese culture. 

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CPV-8

8th International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems

April 16-18, 2012, Toledo, Spain

www.cpv-8.cpv-conference.org

Conference Proceedings

With participants from 31 countries the 2012 conference was more international than ever, while the number of uploaded abstracts increased by 25%! The 55 oral presentations and 120 posters helped to make the CVP-8 programme the biggest and most comprehensive we have yet seen.

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CPV-7

7th International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems


April 4-6, 2011, Las Vegas, USA

www.cpv-7.cpv-conference.org

Conference Proceedings

The conference topics of CPV-7 ranged from exploratory research through applied science, engineering, technology development, and application. With some 500 attendees from 26 countries, CPV-7 had an incredible 25% increase in participation!

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CPV-6: 6th International Conference on Concentrating PV Systems


April 6-9, 2010, Freiburg, Germany


www.cpv-6.cpv-conference.org

In 2010, the conference was devoted to the science, engineering, performance and economics of CPV systems, accompanied by an exhibition of the leading companies and suppliers in the field.
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International Conference on Solar Concentrators for the Generation of Electricity

November 16-19, 2008, Palm Desert, California, USA


The 2008 conference focused on the perspectives of CPV technologies in our energy future. The potential of the technology, markets and projects was addressed.
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The International Solar Concentrator Conference for the Generation of Electricity or Hydrogen (ISCS-4)


March 12-16, 2007, El Escorial, Spain


This fourth CPV-related conference addressed the latest advances in CPV technology, marketing and cost models, automation and manufacturing in CPV, and innovative pathways.
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The International Solar Concentrator Conference (SC3) for the Generation of Electricity or Hydrogen


May 1-5, 2005
, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA


In 2005, the conference topics were mostly related to policy and marketing possibilities for solar concentrator technologies. In addition, different prototypes and optics for low to high CPV technologies were discussed.
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The International Solar Concentrator Conference (SC2) for the Generation of Electricity or Hydrogen


November 10-14, 2003
, Alice Springs, Australia

The focus of this conference was solar concentrator systems. The presenters addressed market potentials and experiences in the development of concentrator solar cells.
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International Conference on Solar Electric Concentrators


May 20-22, 2002, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA


This first CPV-related conference was held in 2002 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, with the objective to provide a platform that allows an exchange of information and experience. The topics ranged from the future perspectives of CPV systems to research programs and situation analyses of end users.

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Notification of acceptance: January 25, 2017
Early bird discount: March 17, 2017
Deadline full papers: April 27, 2017
CPV-13: May 1-3, 2017

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