Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
Thank You!
...for a fantastic conference!  PVSC 37 set records for the number of publications, over 1000, as well as attendees, with over 1800 from 48 countries.  As you can read in the highlights, there were significant technical accomplishments reported in every program area.  Conference attendees can access all submitted manuscripts via the conference website starting on Monday, June 26th, by logging onto their PVSC account.  We look forward to seeing you next year in Austin..

David Wilt, Conference General Chair


We have delayed issuing the conference proceedings CD to allow papers selected for JPV inclusion to complete the review process. In the mean time, you can still access all papers electronically thru this web site.



PV Time Capsule
June 10, 2011

As part of our celebration of the 50th Anniversary, we’re assembling a PV Time Capsule and we need your help!  Feeling like Nostradamus?  Have some strong ideas about where PV will be in 50 years?  Well, log onto the PVSC Time Capsule and enlighten us with your prognostications!

Job Postings
June 10, 2011

The PVSC Conference Committee is pleased to offer attendees an additional opportunity to advertise vacancies within their organizations.  In addition to the traditional bulletin board, postings will be displayed as screen savers in the auditoriums before and after the technical sessions.  By choosing which technical session a particular job is displayed, there is the opportunity to target specific audiences.  Of course, you can always choose to have it displayed in multiple technical areas.  Please download this form and email it to Eric Clark, [email protected].

Final Program Now Available
May 31, 2011

The final program is NOW AVAILABLE. You may access an online e-book version of the PVSC 37 Yellow Book or use the online conference system to view this year's program.

Hotels are Selling Out! Make a Reservation Now.
May 13, 2011

The Seattle Sheraton is SOLD OUT for Friday 6/24 and Saturday 6/25.  We are working on arranging additional hotel space, but the city will be very busy due to a marathon that weekend.  You should make your hotel arrangements as soon as possible.

The Early Registration Deadline is very near (May 16th).  Register now to lock in lower registration and tour prices.

Record Number of Abstract Submissions
March 9, 2011

The PVSC has received a record number of abstracts, over 1100!!!  Thank you for your outstanding contributions to this very important meeting.  If you missed the regular deadline, remember that you can still submit late news up thru May 2nd.

PVSC Registration Now Open
March 9, 2011

PVSC conference registration is now open.  Please be sure to check out the excellent array of tutorials and social programs we have arranged.   And remember, if you stay in one of the conference hotels, you’ll be automatically entered into a drawing for a 7-Day Alaskan Cruise for Two!

Second Call for Papers Released
January 20, 2011

The second call for papers has been issued.  Please note that abstracts must be submitted by February 21, 2011.  So now's the time to transition that excellent laboratory result into a fantastic PVSC paper.  And if you miss this deadline, Late News abstracts will be accepted through May 2nd.

PVSC Registration Update - Registration will open in mid February.

Check out the updated Social Program page, as we've set up an excellent set of organized and self-directed exploration areas.  You'll want to bring the family and plan to spend extra time exploring this fantastic area of the country.  And remember, by registering and staying in one of the conference hotels, you are automatically entered in a drawing for a free 7-day Alaskan cruise for two!

First Call for Papers Released
December 20, 2010

The first call for papers has been issued.  We will continue with our customary ten (10) technical areas and will use the same abstract/review abstract format as past conferences.  Please note that abstracts must be submitted by February 21, 2011.  So now’s the time to transition that excellent laboratory result into a fantastic PVSC paper.

Hotel Accommodations
October 13, 2010

We have arranged for two (2) conference hotels at a variety of price points, all with free internet and all within 1 block of the Washington State Convention Center.  In addition to being convenient and affordable, these hotels are a short walk from terrific restaurant, sightseeing and nightlife opportunities.  And if this isn’t enough, by staying at a conference hotel, you are eligible for a FREE ALASKLAN CRUISE!!!  Yes, that’s right….. just stay at a conference hotel using the conference registration code and your name will be entered into a drawing that will be held Friday, June 24, 2011.  You don’t need to be present to win.  Good Luck!!!

Social Program Update
October 11, 2010

Our Social Program Chair, Julie Wilt, has done an outstanding job of designing a fantastic social program.  Continuing with our conference goal of enhancing our photovoltaic specialist community, our goal is to create relationships on a social as well as professional level amongst our attendees, families and companions.

Looking for information about last year's conference?
August 14, 2010

You may still access the entire PVSC 35 website by clicking here.

Congratulations to the PVSC 35 Award Winners
July 6, 2010

We would like to again congratulate our award winners for being recognized as the top student/poster presenters out of the hundreds that presented at the conference.  We strive to make the PVSC the premier technical conference on photovoltaics and could not accomplish this without their excellent contribution. Click here to view the list of winners.

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Strong Technical Program: We will continue our traditional eight topical areas with two additions.  We created a separate Area for Organic Photovoltaics in an effort to fully capture this growing technical area. 

Full Day of Tutorials: To start the conference on Sunday, we will have ten tutorials each consisting of half-day lectures taught by experts in the field. 

Industrial Exhibition: We will have over 60,000 square feet of exhibit space designed to bring together the commercial sector and the Photovoltaic Technologist within the Exhibit Hall. 

Student Participation: We are committed to fostering student participation for this conference as our Technical Community is only as vibrant as our student body.

Auxiliary Program:  The “PV Velocity Forum” will take advantage of the assembled mass of finely tuned technical expertise to improve the knowledge of regulators, policy makers, legislators, investors and PV industry executives to explore methods to accelerate the transition of new technology from research through production and into the market. 

Social Program Our Social Program Chair, Julie Wilt, has done an outstanding job of designing a fantastic social program.  Continuing with our conference goal of enhancing our photovoltaic specialist community, our goal is to create relationships on a social as well as professional level amongst our attendees, families and companions.

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