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GPVC 2019GPVC 2019

Date : March 13~15, 2019 Venue : Kimdaejung Convention Center, Gwangju, Korea
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Following the successful hosting of GPVC for the past few years, Global Photovoltaic Conference 2019 will be held at the Kimdaejung Convention Center, Gwangju, Korea during March 13-15, 2019. The main goal of the conference is to provide well organized international forum to review and stimulate the progress in photovoltaics. The conference will cover the entire range of photovoltaics from materials to systems as well as non-technological realms such as market development and policies.

Keynote Speaker

Mr. Hyung Koo Park President
’77. 4
Joined KEPCO
’06. 2∼’06. 4
KEPCO Head of Lebanese local corporation
’10. 2∼’11. 5
KOMIPO General Manager, Incheon Thermal Power Plant
’11. 6∼’12. 2
KOMIPO Director of development
’12. 2∼’12. 7
KOMIPO Head of Boryeong Thermal Power Plant
’12. 7∼’13. 3
KOMIPO Director of Seoul Thermal Power Plant
‘13. 3∼‘13.10
KOMIPO An acting Senior Vice President of Technology(Senior Director)
’13.10∼’16. 5
KOMIPO Director of Power Generation Safety Division(Standing Director)

Plenary Speaker

* Last name alphabetical order
  • Prof. James Bullock
  • Head, SEED LAB
  • The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • "Low temperature passivated contacts for crystalline silicon solar cells"
  • Biography
  • Dr. Peter Hacke
  • Senior Scientist
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), USA
  • "Combined-Accelerated Stress Testing for PV Modules"
  • Biography
  • Prof. Jianhui Hou
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
  • "Molecular Design of Polymer Donors Enables Over 15% Efficiencies in Organic Solar Cells"
  • Biography
  • Prof. Jeehwan Kim
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
  • "Opportunities and challenges in 2D material-based layer transfer (2DLT)"
  • Biography
  • Dr. Kyumin Lee
  • Chief Engineer
  • CFV Solar Test Laboratory, Inc., USA
  • "Building investor confidence through technical assessment of PV projects and assets"
  • Biography
  • Prof. Soo-Young Oh
  • Professor
  • Yeungnam University, Korea
  • "Solar power generation and energy transition"
  • Biography
  • Dr. Thomas Schlegl
  • Head of Department of Energy System Analysis
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Germany
  • Biography
  • Prof. Ayodhya N. Tiwari
  • Head, Laboratory for Thin Films and Photovoltaics
  • Empa - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science and Technology, Swiss
  • "Progress in Flexible CIGS and Perovskite/CIGS Tandem Photovoltaics"
  • Biography

Invited Speaker More Details

Silicon Solar Cells and Materials (CSi)
  • Prof. Il Jeon / University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Prof. Atsushi Ogura / Meiji University, Japan
  • Dr. Sangwook Park / LG Electronics, Korea
  • Prof. Yoshio Ohshita / Toyota Technological Institute, Japan
II-VI & Chalcogenide compound based cells and materials (CiS)
  • Dr. Kihwan Kim / Korea Institute of Energy Research, Korea
  • Dr. Takashi Koida / National Institute of the Advanced Industrial and Technology (AIST), Japan
  • Dr. Taizo Masuda / Toyota Research Institute, Japan
  • Dr. Pedro Salome / International Iberian Nanotechbology Laboratory(INL), Portugal
  • Dr. Torsten Schwarz / Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung GmbH, Germany
  • Dr. Hitoshi Tampo / National Institute of the Advanced Industrial and Technology (AIST), Japan
  • Prof. Tobias Törndahl / Uppsala University, Sweden
  • Dr. Chang Yan / University of New South Wales, Australia
Hybrid Photovoltaics (HPV)
  • Prof. Hyunsik Im / Dongguk University, Korea
  • Prof. Hong Seok Kang / Jeonju University, Korea
  • Dr. Dong Hoe Kim / NRChemistry and Nanoscience Research Center, USA
  • Prof. Jeha Kim / Cheongju University, Korea
  • Dr. M. L. Phung Le / Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
    (HCMUT), Vietnam
  • Dr. Byoung Koun Min / Korea Institute of Science & Technology (KIST), Korea
  • Prof. Hak Ki Yu / Ajou University, Korea
  • Dr. Jung Ho Yun / The University of Queensland, Australia
III-V compound based concentrator and space PV systems (GaP)
  • Dr. Kwang-Seong Choi / Electronics and Telecommunications
    Research Institute (ETRI), Korea
  • Prof. Sung-Min Lee / Kookmin University, Korea
  • Prof. Masafumi Yamaguchi / Toyota Technological Institute, Japan
PV components, modules, systems, PV reliability, standardization, markets and policy (MSR)
  • Dr. Seungkyu Ahn / Korea Institute of Energy Researcher (KIER), Korea
  • Dr. Sungwoo Choi / National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
  • Dr. Jae Seong Jeong / Korea Electronics Technology Institute, Korea
  • Dr. Bong Seok Kim / Korea Electric Power Corporation, Korea
  • Dr. Pilkyu Kim / Korea Testing Laboratory, Korea
  • Dr. Se Hyun Lee / Korea Institute of Lighting Technology (KILT), Korea
Quantum, Perovskite, Organic and Dye-sensitized Solar Cells (QPOD)
  • Dr. Matt Beard / National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), USA
  • Prof. Seigo Ito / University of Hyogo, Japan
  • Prof. Sohee Jeong / Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
  • Prof. Jin Young Kim / Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Korea
  • Prof. Wnali Ma / Soochow University, China
  • Dr. Jang Won Seo / Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), Korea
  • Prof. Zong-Xiang Xu / South University of Science and Technology, China
  • Prof. Wei You / The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  • Prof. Xinhua Zhong / South China Agricultural University, China


  • Silicon Solar Cells and Materials (CSi)
  • II-VI & Chalcogenide compound based cells and materials (CiS)
  • Quantum, Perovskite, Organic and Dye-sensitized Solar Cells (QPOD)
  • Hybrid Photovoltaics (HPV)
  • III-V compound based concentrator and space PV systems (GaP)
  • PV components, modules, systems, PV reliability, standardization, markets and policy (MSR)

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission: February 3, 2019
  • Abstract Acceptance Notice: February 12, 2019
  • Early-bird Registration: February 22, 2019
  • Pre-Registration: March 6, 2019
  • Early Hotel Reservation: February 25, 2019

Conference Venue

3rd Circular

GPVC 2019 Sponsors

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  • Conference Secretariat
    • 3F, 20-10, Dogok-Ro 3 Gil, Gangnam-Gu, Seoul, Korea
    • Email: secretariat@gpvc.kr
    • Tel. +82-2-6487-8155
  • Conference Chair : Prof. O-Bong Yang / Chonbuk National University
  • Hosted by Korea Photovoltaic Society / www.kpvs.or.kr
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