On behalf of the Technical Program Committee, I would like to invite you to submit an abstract on your latest achievements in photovoltaic (PV) research, development, applications, and impact to the 50th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC 50). The PVSC 50 marks a milestone in the conference’s longstanding tradition of covering the full spectrum of PV knowledge and innovation, from the basic science and engineering of materials, devices, and systems, to the examination of policy and markets and critical issues of social impact. PVSC is a highly interactive and inclusive venue for everyone, from seasoned PV experts to entry-level professionals to students alike. The conference provides a unique opportunity to meet, share, and discuss PV-related developments in a timely and influential forum.

Based on the popular response from last year, publication of a conference proceeding will be optional. Full papers are encouraged but short abstracts will otherwise be used as the publication of record. Authors will have the option of submitting their evaluation abstract or a longer conference proceeding by the June 2, 2023, publication deadline. Exceptional submissions will be recommended for expedited review and publication in the IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics (JPV). You may also indicate that you would like your submission to be evaluated for JPV consideration.

New this year: Hybrid-tandem device technologies are collocated under Area 1.

To have your paper considered for presentation at PVSC 50, submit:

  1. An evaluation abstract (3 pages maximum for technical committee review);
  2. A short abstract of 300 words or less for display on the PVSC 50 website and default publication in the PVSC proceedings.

Abstract submission is via the PVSC 50 website where templates are provided. Please follow the template when preparing your submission. Technical evaluation abstracts will be thoroughly reviewed, used to decide acceptance and determination between oral and poster presentations. The deadline for abstract submission was extended to January 23, 2023, at midnight Pacific Standard Time (UTC - 8 hours). Contributing authors will be notified of the acceptance status of their papers around March 15, 2023, after which they must confirm their ability to present their work at the conference. Invitation letters for visa applications are issued after registration to the conference upon request.

I look forward to welcoming you at the 50th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico!

Jeremiah McNatt 
Technical Program Chair
2023 IEEE PVSC 50