SNEC 12th (2018) International Photovoltaic Power Generation and Smart Energy Conference

Call for Abstracts - Abstract Deadline: January 20, 2018 (Extended). Manuscript Deadline: May 15, 2018

Welcome to SNEC 12th (2018) International Photovoltaic Power Generation and Smart Energy Conference, the annual solar technology conference & exhibition organized by Shanghai New Energy Industry Association, co-organized by 23 international associations and organizations. The conference will be held on April 27-29, 2018 in Shanghai, China. It will not only cover all the aspects of photovoltaic technology and manufacturing, including equipments/devices, materials, processes, manufacturing, integration, as well as emerging photovoltaic technologies and applications, but also incorporate new topics of “Internet+” smart energy and energy storage. It is an opportunity that you cannot miss to stay up to date on the technology and market, present your results to the community and network with colleagues.

The conference is now accepting abstract submittals for the 2018 program. Authors wishing to submit a contribution should read the following instructions carefully:

Review Procedure: Prospective authors are requested to submit an abstract of 200-250 words and a 100 word biography by Jan. 20, 2018. The abstract must clearly describe the nature, scope, content, organization, key points and significance of the proposed paper. Authors may add up to 3 explanatory pages, which will facilitate the reviewers’ assessment. Please click here to submit abstract online.

Presentations are to be original, non-commercial in that they focus on the technical merits of a design, a method, a structure, a material or a process rather than on the individual company’s product benefits or sales pitches. All abstracts will be evaluated on the strength of the abstract submitted, including content matter, market trend and relevance of the material. Selected speakers will be notified in writing via email no later than Mar. 2, 2018.

Materials Submission: Paper Manuscripts (English Version) of four to eight pages including diagrams, figures, and photographs, are to be submitted by May 15, 2018. The International Scientific Committee will peer-review and select papers presented at the conference to be published in a recognized international journal (The publishing fee shall be borne by the authors themselves.)

In order to guarantee the smoothness and order of the meeting progress, oral presentation materials (PowerPoint) are required by May 15, 2018. Any hesitation on the pretext of confidential elements will not be accepted as we assume that all information in a presentation shall be public. SNEC organizing committee hereby promises that all the materials submitted will not be publicized in any way from our source before the conference dates.

Topics of interest for the conference audience include, but are not limited to the following:

Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells & Materials
• Silicon Feedstock and Crystallization
• Mono- and Multicrystalline Silicon Cells and Materials
• Substrates
• Wafering Technology
• Antireflective Coatings
• Passivation Layers
• Glass
• Silicon Growth
• Precursors

Thin-Films (materials, cells, modules)
• Thin-Film Crystalline Silicon
• Amorphous and Microamorphous Silicon
• Copper Indium Diselenide (CIS)/CIGS
• Cadmium Telluride (CdTe)
• Gallium Arsenide (GaAs)
• Other (II-VI) Ternary Thin-Film Solar Cells

Novel PV Concepts
• Nano-Technologies
• Dye-Sensitized Cells
• Perovskite Cells
• Organic Photovoltaics
• Multi-junction Cells
• New Substrates
• New Cell Concepts
• New Types of Interconnections
• LED-Related Issues
• Space Systems
• Concentrator Design

Equipment & Manufacturing Automation
• Photovoltaic Manufacturing Equipment
• Process Development and Analysis
• Handling Issue and Manufacturing Automation
• Environment, Safety & Health

Quality Assurance and Characterisation
• Materials Characterization
• PV Cell Testing
• Module Reliability

PV Systems & Smart Grid Technologies
• PV Modules and Module Assembly
• Inverters
• Batteries/Energy Storage
• Systems Design and Integration
• Solar Tracking Technology
• Design and Simulation Software
• Operation & Maintenance
• Utilities
• Commercial and Industrial
• Residential
• Distributed Generation
• State and Federal Policy, Legislation and Regulation
• Business Strategies
• Case Studies
• Technology and Equipment Updates

“Internet+” Smart Energy
• Smart Fluid
• Smart Energy
• Big Data
• Cloud Technology
• Internet
• Smart Micro-grid
• Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Energy Storage Technology, Equipments/Materials
• Batteries
• Renewable Fuel Batteries
• Flow Batteries
• Energy Storage Power Supply
• Super Capacitors
• Electric Vehicle Charging Station and Facilities Related
• Energy Storage Power Station and EPC Projects

Market Trends and Barriers
• Project development and financing
• Renewable portfolio standards
• Green power programs and marketing
• Central and local incentive programs
• Renewable energy credits and certificates
• Permitting opportunities and challenges
• National security implications
• International opportunities and challenges

Details on the Conference and associated events such as the SNEC Expo can be found at

For further information please contact:
Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)
[email protected]

Shanghai New Energy Industry Association (SNEIA)
[email protected]

*If you require assistance with your abstract submission, please contact Ms Qun WANG at [email protected] or Ms Cookie Kong at [email protected]