20th Sede Boqer Symposium on Solar Electricity Production

jointly with the
IKI Annual Nano-Day
and the

September 26-28, 2016

Speaker's Presentations available on-line (Speaker’s name in bold)


Monday, September 26, 2016

Session 1.1

Nanostructured Materials and Devices for Solar Energy Conversion


Heterojunction Based Hybrid Silicon Nanowire Solar Cell

M. Y. Bashouti, J. Ristein, S. H. Christiansen

Session 1.3:

Photonic Nanostructures and Light Management for Highly Efficient Solar Cells  


Thermally Enhanced Photo-Luminescence Device for Solar Energy Under Practical Conditions

N. Kruger, M. Kurtulik, A. Manor, T. Sabapathy and C. Rotschild


Non-Radiative Energy Transfer Mediated High Efficiency Radial p-n Junction Hybrid Solar Cells using Nanocrystalline Si Quantum Dots and Si Nanowires
M. Dutta


Ray optics light trapping beyond the Lambertian limit

A. Niv and I. Frenkel

Session 1.4.

Organic Photovoltaics


Some “Small" Molecules Applications in Photovoltaics

G. Zanotti, Q. Burlingame, L. Ciammaruchi, E. A. Katz, S. R. Forrest, N. Angelini, P. Imperatori, Giuseppe. Mattioli, Sara Notarantonio, A. M. Paoletti, G. Pennesi, D. Caschera, Luisa De Marco, G. Gigli


The Role of Contact Injection, Exciton Dissociation and Recombination – Revealed through Voltage and Intensity Mapping of the Quantum Efficiency of Polymer:Fullerene Solar Cells

L. Tzabari1, J. Wang2, Y.J. Lee2, J. W.P Hsu2 and N. Tessler1



Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Session 2.1

Invited Keynote Lecture



Solution processable photovoltaics: Science and technology *

Prof. Guglielmo Lanzani

Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy


Session 2.2

Research Topics in Solar Energy Conversion – BGU-ENEA WORKSHOP



Enea Activities in Solar Energy
F. Roca


Computer Modelling of Materials for PV Applications
M. Celino and S. Migliori


Biofuels and Biorefineries for Renewable Energy
V. Pignatelli


Solar Energy in MIB-Solar

M. Acciarri



Photovoltaic (PV) Modules Requirements from an Owner's Point of View

R. Avin


Session 2.3

Invited Keynote Lecture

State of the Art of Solar Tower Technology

Dr. Clifford Ho

Sandia National Laboratories, USA


Session 2.4

Concentrated Solar Power (CSP)



Solar Electricity with Thermo-Electro-Chemical Storage (TECS)

E. Wenger, M. Epstein and A. Kribus



Surface Roughness Metrics and its Relation to Heat Losses from Solar Vacuum Heat Collector Elements

D. Nakar and D. Feuermann



Developments in the Shikun&Binui project at Ashalim

C. Sugarmen



Session 2.5: Materials and Devices for Photo-Electrochemical and Photovoltaic Conversion of Sunlight



Structural, Optical and Photoelectric Properties of Femtosecond Laser-Modified a-Si:H Films

M. V. Khenkin, R. Drevinkas, P. Kazansky and A. G. Kazanskii



Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Session 3.1 

Perovskite-based Photovoltaic Materials and Devices I



A Mesoporous-Planar Hybrid Architecture of MAPbI3 Provskite Based Photovoltaic Devices

R. K. Misra, M. Layani, S. Aharon, S. Magdassi and L. Etgar


Session 3.2

Perovskite-based Photovoltaic Materials and Devices II



Effect of Halide Composition on the Photochemical Stability of Perovskite Photovoltaic Materials

L. Ciammaruchi, Ravi K. Misra, Sigalit Aharon, Dmitry Mogilyansky, Lioz Etgar, Iris Visoly-Fisher and  Eugene A. Katz



Session 3.4: Photovoltaic Devices and Systems



Optimizing the Energy Output of Multi-Junction Solar Cells: A theoretical assessment

A. Vossier, L. Parent, A. Dollet, D. Chemisana, C. Gueymard