Optics for Solar Energy

The Webinar on Optics for Solar Energy will review current trends and recent developments in the field of optics and nanophotonics for solar energy conversion devices. The webinar covers various topics such as (nano-)optical light management for single-junction and tandem solar cells and solar fuel devices, optical modelling of mono- and bifacial solar modules and energy yield calculations. The webinar is organized by the Helmholtz Excellence Network SolarMath, a cooperation of Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin and Zuse Institute Berlin, linked to the excellence cluster MATH+.

The webinar consists of talks by the following speakers:

  • Benedikt Bläsi, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Germany
  • Sonya Calnan, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany
  • Eugene Katz, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
  • Albert Polman, AMOLF, the Netherlands
  • Hitoshi Sai, AIST, Japan
  • Emily Warren, NREL, United States

This webinar will take place instead of the Third European Workshop Optics for Solar Energy (formerly “European Workshop Nanophotonics for Solar Energy”), which has been postponed to October 2021.