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Current Situation: Coronavirus

As the COVID-19 Coronavirus continues to spread and in light of the growing travel and health concerns, we are evaluating different options for the CPV-16 conference.

The conference on-site in Denver, Colorado as a person-to-person conference will unfortunately be cancelled, in order to prioritize the health and safety of everyone involved and to avoid travel issues.

Please do not book flights or make travel arrangements! We are currently investigating different tools to hold the conference online and are discussing an online conference solution, which would take place around the planned conference dates and timeframe. We will keep you informed on the website and in the newsletters.

Thank you for your understanding. We will try hard to find the best possible solution for this situation for everyone involved.


Welcome to CPV-16

CPV-16 is the premier technical conference in the areas of high- and low-concentration PV components, modules, and tracker-based PV systems. The conference was supposed to take place from May 4-6, 2020 near Denver in Golden, Colorado, USA, and to be hosted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Scientific Program

The daily scientific program is now available online. Click here to see all CPV-16 oral presentations and posters.

See program overview >>

Chairpersons' Message

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the 16th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems (CPV-16), which will be held near Denver, Colorado on May 4-6, 2020.

CPV-16 is committed to delivering the premier technical conference in the classical areas of concentrator photovoltaics: cells, modules, systems, and optics. Additionally, in response to exciting new research germane to CPV - micro-CPV, micro-trackers, direct/diffuse hybrid collection, planar micro-tracking, space CPV, luminescent solar concentrators, building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV), laser power converters, thermophotovoltaics (TPV), and solar fuel generation among others - an expanded program of next-generation CPV and CPV-adjacent technologies will be featured.


>>> read the full welcome message

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Paper Submission

Authors of accepted abstracts are now invited to submit their full paper for the AIP proceedings.

The submission deadline is May 06, 2020.

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Dates and Deadlines

Abstract deadline: December 06, 2019
Notification of acceptance: February 05, 2020
Deadline of full papers: May 06, 2020
CPV-16: May 4-6, 2020
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