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New Generation Photovoltaics for Space


October 15-18, 2024

Istanbul, Türkiye

PVSPACE-24 Conference

Conference Topics: 

  • Halide Perovskite Solar Cells (PSCs) and Modules (PSMs)

  • Low-dimensional Perovskites

  • Advanced materials for space energy systems

  • Ionizing radiation test

  • Space Environment tests

  • Flexible photovoltaics

  • Light-weight materials and technologies for PV systems

  • High power density of PV cells 

  • New generation PVs

  • Tandem photovoltaics and multi-junction cells  

  • Large area fabrication

  • Space Assembly Manufacturing 

  • Encapsulation of PV cells

  • Design and packaging of the PV cells

  • Organic Solar cells

  • Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS) solar cells

  • Copper Zinc Tin Sulfide (CZTS) solar cells

  • Space-based solar powers

  • PV Test Flight Experiments 

  • Space Economy

  • Solar power stations

  • Stability in Space Environment

  • Sustainable Power for Near and Far Space missions

  • Space sector value chain

  • Photovoltaic for telecommunications

  • Collect solar energy in space and transmit

  • In-space mobility 

  • Active Debris Removal 

  • Wireless Power Transmission (laser or microwave approaches)

  • In-space green propulsion 

  • Solar sail propulsion 

  • Solar electric propulsion 

  • Wearable Electronics

  • Radiation and Photo Detectors

  • Scintillating Materials 

The rapid advancement in the modern space economy is fostering entrepreneurship on a global scale, with private entities increasingly participating across various sub-sectors and markets. This expansion is fueled by a growing influx of funding and investments. A significant stride in space technology involves the development of cost-effective power systems suitable for the challenging space environment. Photovoltaics (PVs) are consistently regarded as a pivotal element in this regard.

Aligned with the swift growth of the space economy, emerging photovoltaic systems, such as perovskite solar cells and multi-junction thin film PVs, exhibit intriguing characteristics. These include high efficiency in ultra-low-cost modules, a short energy payback time, large-scale solution-process manufacturing, intrinsic stability against high-energy particles and rays, as well as being lightweight with high specific power. These features position them as formidable contenders against conventional PV systems in space applications.

The primary objective of the conference is to offer a platform for experts in various space energy and PV sectors and technologies to receive updated insights into the progress, state-of-the-art developments, and future roadmap of the new generation of PVs and advanced power generation and transmission systems in space applications. The concept of space applications extends beyond existing ones like satellite powering and traditional space missions to encompass novel space advancements, such as extraterrestrial bases, deployable flexible PV arrays, inflatable solar cells, solar power stations, wireless power transmission, green propulsion, active debris removal and more. The conference will also emphasize space-relevant tests of new PV technologies, along with the inaugural experimental demonstrations in the space environment.

Simultaneously, a dedicated segment of this version of conference will explore the potential competition with cutting-edge Photodetector systems. Special emphasis will be placed on their application areas, e.g., wearable and flexible electronics, space radiation, radiology and radiotherapy, Internet of Things (IoT), artificial vision, and biosensors.


Scientific Organizers


PVSPACE-24 Organizer


PVSPACE-24 Co-organizer


PVSPACE-24 Co-organizer

University of Rome "La Sapienza", Aerospace Engineering School 

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

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National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

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Iritaly Company (ITC)

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École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)


Invited Speakers

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University of California, Merced

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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

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University of North Texas

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Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

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Harbin Institute of technology 

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    University at Buffalo

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    Universiteit Hasselt / X-LAB

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    Universität Potsdam Institut für Physik und Astronomie

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    King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)

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    University of Cambridge

    PVSPACE-24 Sponsors

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    Historic Coastal District

    The conference will be held in the Technical university of Istanbul

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