Chasing the Sun - Advanced Analysis for Innovative PV Materials


Since 2020 solar power has risen to become the cheapest energy form on the planet. Of the wind, solar and other renewables, nearly two-thirds – 62% – were cheaper than the cheapest new fossil fuel, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

Hear from Sustainable Polymer Solutions Division Manager, Dr Gernot Oreski of the Polymer Competence Center Leoben, and OMT R&D Director, Peter van Nijnatten, as well UVS/TEA Scientist and Product Manager, Krystelle Mafina.

Scientific and commercial progress remains buoyant despite the ever-changing regulatory and supply-chain challenges the solar industry faces. Innovative breakthroughs in key materials like glass, silicon and polymers are key to driving the technology forward. Scientists rely on analytical solutions which can test for the desired properties needed for solar components including cells, wafers and interconnections.

Watch this PV magazine webinar for:

  • Scientific developments and challenges in Photovoltaics (PV)
  • How to identify and characterize PV polymers 
  • Discussions on variable angle spectroscopy in solar cell development 
  • Perform optical characterization on solar cell cover-glass 
  • Pros and cons of employing and combining different UV, FT-IR and Thermal techniques
  • Q&A 

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