The SuperSolar Annual Conference 2022 took place online over 20-22 September, featuring session keynotes from world leading researchers in photovoltaic technologies, as well as contributed talks on each themed day from researchers across the UK.  SuperSolar would like to thank everyone who contributed to another excellent event!

Day 1: Silicon and Thin Film Inorganic Photovoltaics

Keynote Speakers:

Prof Alison Lennon (SunDrive Solar) “Metallisation and material sustainability for silicon PV”

Prof Lawrence Kazmerski (University of Colorado) “Solar photovoltaics: evolution of a technology from research curiosity to reality”

Contributed talks:

Dr Ochai Oklobia (Swansea University) “Cd-saturated grown CdTe:As solar cells: impact on As incorporation and device performance”

Jack Tyson (University of Southampton) “Analysing the optical performance of hybrid black silicon surface textures under variable angle illumination”

Sophie Pain (University of Warwick) “Development of ultra-thin passivation layers for silicon photovoltaics by atomic layer deposition”

Dr Xiaolei Liu (Loughborough University) “Cerium doped zinc oxide emitter layers for thin film cadmium telluride solar cells”

Rachael Greenhalgh (Loughborough University) “The effect of a CdSe layer remaining in CdSeTe/CdTe devices”

Ailish Wratten (University of Warwick) “Understanding hafnium oxide passivation for silicon solar cells”

Jacob Lever (University of Liverpool) “Se diffusion in CdSexTe1-x photovoltaics”

Nicole Fleck (Northumbria University) “In2O3:Mo as an alternative partner layer for Sb2Se3 thin film solar cells”

Day 2: Perovskite, Organic and Dye Cells

Keynote Speakers:

Prof Christiane Becker (Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin) “Nanotextured perovskite/silicon tandem solar cell with 29.8% certified efficiency”

Prof David Lidzey (University of Sheffield) “Spray-deposition of Perovskite Solar Cells”

Contributed talks:

Prof Neil Robertson (University of Edinburgh) “A new type of solid-state dye-sensitised solar cell based on polyiodides”

Manuel Kober-Czerny (University of Oxford) “Excellent long-range charge-carrier mobility in 2D perovskites”

Dr Anurag Roy (University of Exeter) “Materialization of concentrated perovskite solar cells: fact and fathom”

Jarla Thiesbrummel (University of Oxford) “Universal Current Losses in Perovskite Solar Cells due to Mobile Ions”

Ben Gallant (University of Oxford) “From 2D to 3D: A green solvent system for templated sequential deposition of efficient and stable perovskite solar cells”

Krishanu Dey (University of Cambridge) “Understanding field-driven charge transport in mixed-metal halide perovskite semiconductors”

Xueping Liu (University of Surrey) “Interfacial engineering to achieve efficient and stable perovskite photovoltaic devices”

Dr Joel Smith (University of Oxford) “Manipulating polytype phase formation in metal halide perovskites”

Day 3: Modelling, Performance, Testing, Applications and Systems

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Alona Armstrong (Lancaster University) “Addressing the climate and ecological emergencies through solar park deployment”

Dr Ingrin Repins (NREL) “Providing data-driven guidance on long-term returns: successes and challenges in accelerated tests on PV modules”

Contributed talks:

Dr Martin Bliss (Loughborough University) “Towards more accurate PV-system power loss estimation from thermographic surveys”

Dr Stratis Batzelis (University of Southampton) “Solar integration in the UK and India: technical barriers and future directions”

Adam Law (Loughborough University) “Combined Anti-reflection and Anti-soiling Coatings for Solar Modules”

Dr Sebastian Sprick (Strathclyde University) “Photocatalytic carbon dioxide reduction with conjugated polymers”

Luke Jones (Loughborough University) “Degradation mechanisms of fluorinated and non-fluorinated anti-soiling coatings”

Dr Dowon Bae (Herriot-Watt University) “Insights into solar-to-chemical energy storage system: modelling and empirical studies for redox flow cells”

Luis Infante-Ortega (Loughborough University) “Minimizing the absorption in indium tin oxide (ITO) thin films”

Prof Kurt Barth (Loughborough University) “Advanced Module Encapsulation and Reliability Developments”