Since the first international CPV-related conference took place in 2002, the conference series has grown in scope and in reach. These conferences have become one of the most renowned platforms in the field of CPV - a platform that has been used successfully for sharing experiences and knowledge among experts.
10th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems
CPV-10 took place from April 7-9, 2014 in Albuquerque, USA. Some 270 participants attended the conference. Especially in times of challenging economics for the branch of Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems, the networking between industry and research facilities was very much appreciated.
9th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems
CPV-9 took place from April 15-17, 2013 in Miyazaki, Japan, attended by participants from 28 countries. The highly interesting scientific program was rounded by several cultural presentations, giving insight into the fascinating Japanese culture.
8th International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems
April 16-18, 2012, Toledo, Spain
With participants from 31 countries the 2012 conference was more international than ever, while the number of uploaded abstracts increased by 25%! The 55 oral presentations and 120 posters helped to make the CVP-8 programme the biggest and most comprehensive we have yet seen.
7th International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems
April 4-6, 2011, Las Vegas, USA
The conference topics of CPV-7 ranged from exploratory research through applied science, engineering, technology development, and application. With some 500 attendees from 26 countries, CPV-7 had an incredible 25% increase in participation!
CPV-6: 6th International Conference on Concentrating PV Systems
April 6-9, 2010, Freiburg, Germany
In 2010, the conference was devoted to the science, engineering, performance and economics of CPV systems, accompanied by an exhibition of the leading companies and suppliers in the field.
International Conference on Solar Concentrators for the Generation of Electricity
November 16-19, 2008, Palm Desert, California, USA
The 2008 conference focused on the perspectives of CPV technologies in our energy future. The potential of the technology, markets and projects was addressed.
The International Solar Concentrator Conference for the Generation of Electricity or Hydrogen (ISCS-4)
March 12-16, 2007, El Escorial, Spain
This fourth CPV-related conference addressed the latest advances in CPV technology, marketing and cost models, automation and manufacturing in CPV, and innovative pathways.
The International Solar Concentrator Conference (SC3) for the Generation of Electricity or Hydrogen
May 1-5, 2005 , Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
In 2005, the conference topics were mostly related to policy and marketing possibilities for solar concentrator technologies. In addition, different prototypes and optics for low to high CPV technologies were discussed.
The International Solar Concentrator Conference (SC2) for the Generation of Electricity or Hydrogen
November 10 - 14, 2003 , Alice Springs, Australia
The focus of this conference was solar concentrator systems. The presenters addressed market potentials and experiences in the development of concentrator solar cells.
International Conference on Solar Electric Concentrators
May 20-22, 2002, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
This first CPV-related conference was held in 2002 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, with the objective to provide a platform that allows an exchange of information and experience. The topics ranged from the future perspectives of CPV systems to research programs and situation analyses of end users.