SNEC 2020 Scientific Conference

Date:    Saturday, August 8, 2020

Room:  Kerry Hotel Pudong, Shanghai
The Scientific Conference provides an excellent platform for the world's PV experts and scientists to showcase and share the latest developments in solar energy technologies. The conference programme encompasses a wide scope of PV technologies, ranging from silicon feedstock, PV materials, cells, modules, systems and quality assurance to smart grid technologies. The world's top PV scientists along with CTOs from leading PV companies have been invited to join the International Scientific Committee as well as presenting on the cutting-edge technologies of solar energy at the conference.

Session 1


Silicon Wafer Solar Cells I

Invited talk:

Dr. Yuepeng WAN

GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Limited, PR China

Invited talk:


Jinko Solar, PR China

Enabling the potential of plated contacts on carrier selective contact solar cells for mass production

Dr. Holger Kühnlein

SVP Technology & Innovation, RENA Technologies GmbH, Germany

Metallization solutions for MBB PERC mono SE cells

Dr. Bingfei CAO

Analytical Chemist, DuPont (China) R&D and Management Co. Ltd., PR China

Determination of temperature coefficients for bifacial solar cells under different illumination conditions

Dr. Christian Mueller

Projects / Support, h.a.l.m. elektronik GmbH, Germany

Session 2


Silicon Wafer based PV Modules & PV Modules Quality Assurance

Invited talk:

Dr. Dengyuan SONG

Yingli Solar, PR China

Invited talk:

Dr. Yan WANG

Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), NUS, Singapore

Invited talk:

Dr Guoqiang XING

CTO, Canadian Solar Inc., PR China

POE-based encapsulant film ensure long term stability of high efficiency modules

Ms. Emma ZHANG

Associate TS&D Scientist, DOW, PR China

Recovering Ag and Intact Cells from Si Cells and Modules

Mr. Coby TAO

Principal Engineer, TG Companies, USA

Advantages of solder paste in shingling interconnection

Dr. Narahari Pujari

MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions, India

Understanding the mechanism of degradation of photovoltaic backsheets from the impact of stresses in the field

Dr. Kaushik Roy Choudhury

Technical Manager of Global PV Reliability, DuPont Photovoltaic and Advanced Materials, USA

Light and elevated temperature induced degradation (LeTID) testing method and procedures for c-Si photovoltaic (PV) modules

Dr. Christos Monokroussos

Technical Expert and Head of the Global Competence Center for R&D, TÜV Rheinland (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Germany

Long term durability of transparent Tedlar®-based backsheets for bifacial PV module designs

Mr. William Gambogi

Technical Fellow, DuPont Photovoltaic & Advanced Materials, USA

2020 PV Module Scorecard Release

Mr. Tristan Erion-Lorico

Head of PV Module Business, PVEL, LLC, Canada

Enhancing PV module thermomechanical performance and reliability through mounting technique

Mr. Simon Meijer

Founder & CEO, Coolback Company, The Netherlands


Session 3


Silicon Wafer Solar Cells II

Invited talk:

Atomic layer deposition enabling higher efficiency silicon solar cells

Prof. Bram HOEX

UNSW, Australia

Screen printing of copper pastes for metallisation of silicon passivated contact solar cells

Mr. Boon Heng TEO

Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), NUS, Singapore

Integrated metallization solution for N-type solar cells: From N-TOPCon to HJT

Mr. Armstrong ZHU

Product Development Manager, PVFM, DuPont, PR China

Dispensing, Enabling High Throughput Metallization for SHJ Solar Cells

Dr. Maximilian Pospischil

Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), HighLine Technology GmbH, Freiburg, Germany

Technology Basis for Enhanced Competitiveness of Mono-Crystalline Silicon Wafers

Dr. Zhixin LI

Dalian Linton NC Machine Co., Ltd., PR China

Advanced inline processing of monocrystalline high efficiency cells: NOx free, alkaline polishing process for advanced cell concepts

Mr. Dirk Scholze

Singulus Technologies AG, Germany

Laser-doped bifacial plated silicon solar cells: conceptual design, prototype and implementation

Ms. Rong DENG

School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Engineering, University of New South Wales, Australia

Progress in n-PERT rear emitter solar cells via cost-effective industrial pathways at SERIS

Dr. Donny LAI

Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), NUS, Singapore

Session 4


Thin Films and Perovskites (materials, cells, modules)

Invited talk:

Dr. Chris CASE

CTO, Oxford PV, UK

Scaling up four-terminal bifacial tandem devices

Dr. Gianluca Coletti

TNO Energy Transition – Solliance, The Netherlands

High-throughput, low damage sputtering machine for transparent conductive oxides for solar cells

Dr. Xuemei CHENG

Singulus Technologies AG, Germany

Applying for ITO deposition on a-Si:H passivating layer using four targets facing sputtering cathode and its effect

Mr Iwata Hiroshi






Session 5


Floating Solar Systems

Dr Thomas REINDL

Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), NUS, Singapore

Quality assurance of PV Floats

TUV Rheinland


Deputy OA/ Director, IEA PVPS Task 1/ RTS Corporation, Japan

Huainan Sungrow Floating Module Sci.& Tech Co., Ltd.

Floating solar photovoltaic farms: A state of the art of the numerical modelling solutions

Mr. Félix Gorintin

Head of Floating Solar PV, INNOSEA, France

Sihwa Lake Marine Floating PV Pilot Testing South Korea 2014 ~2019

Dr. Waithiru Charles Lawrence

Deputy GM R&D, SCOTRA Co. Ltd, Korea Republic

Session 6


PV Systems & Smart Grid Technologies

Mr. Sicheng WANG

Energy Research Institute, PR China

Dr. Darryl WANG

Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), NUS, Singapore

PV system monitoring concept and first evaluation based on 100mw test filed plant, Gonghe Qinghai, China

Mr. Boris Farnung

Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Germany

Lower LCOE of utility-scale PV with applications of machine learning

Dr. Yang HU

Sr. Data Scientist, GE Renewable Energy, USA

Develop a 3D design and simulation platform for PV stations based on BIM technology

Prof. Jianbo BAI

College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Hohai University, PR China

Photovoltaic Agriculture System Innovation and Demonstration

Prof. Wen Liu

Institute of Advanced Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, PR China

Application and prospect of supercapacitor in photovoltaic power generation system

Dr. Yuan ZHANG

Engineering Laboratory of Solar Technology Integration of Sichuan Province, Panzhihua University, PR China

Application and comparison of multipoint drive

Mr. Robin LI

Engineer, HuangShan RunSol New Energy Technology INC., Ltd., PR China

PV Module Frame and Tracker Integrated Design Powered by New Material

Dr. Rick HAN

KEHI Special Steel Tangshan Co., Ltd., PR China

Closing Session

(Pudong Ballroom 5-7)


Closing remark for Scientific Conference

Networking Event

(Grand Shanghai Ballroom)


"TBEA Night" Gala Dinner


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