Programme
 
 
 
Friday, 28 March 2014
Room: Hall 1A
09:00 - 10:30
PV TECHNOLOGIES, CELLS, MODULES, SYSTEMS
Session code: 1BK.1 Keynote session
Chairpersons:
Ahmed ENNAOUI, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie, Heterogeneous Material Systems, GERMANY
Ana Rosa LAGUNAS ALONSO, Centro Nacional de Energias Renovables, SPAIN


Abstract Commercial Production of CIGSSe Modules with a Hybrid based Selenization and Sulfurization Process using a Full in-line Production Configuration
Presenter:  Vivian ALBERTS, University of Johannesburg/ PTip (Pty) Ltd, SOUTH AFRICA

Presenter's biography:
Vivian Alberts obtained a B.Sc Honnors (Cum Laude) in 1986, M.Sc (Cum Laude)I in 1986 and a Ph.D degree in Physics in 1993 from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), formerly known as the University of Port Elizabeth. He was appointed as a lecturer in the Department of Physics at the University of Johannesburg (formerly known as the Rand Afrikaans University) in 1993 and was promoted to associated professor in 1998 and to full professor in 2000. During his academic career, he authored and co-authorized more than 100 international technical papers and acted as promoter for 20 MSc and PhD studies. He has been actively involved in the research and development of thin film photovoltaic materials and devices for the past 20 years. These research activities led to various patent applications related to the novel processing of CIGSSe material, which are currently protected in world-wide patents. He received various awards for his contributions to Science and Technology, including the Gencor S2A3 bronze medal, Volkswagen Stiftung Grant, Fulbright Scholorship, Academy of Science of South Africa Young Scientist Award and was also nominated in 2007 for the World Clean Energy Award. Alberts spent more than three years as visiting scientist and guest professor in various international research facilities and universities in Germany and the USA. He is a founding shareholder and currently the CEO of Photovoltaic Technology Intellectual Property (Pty) Ltd, a wholly owned South African company.

 
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Co-authors:
V. Alberts, University of Johannesburg/ PTip (Pty) Ltd, Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA
E. Scholtz, Photovoltaic Technology Intellectual Property, Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA
J. Olivier, Photovoltaic Technology Intellectual Property, Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA
G. Bonthuys, Photovoltaic Technology Intellectual Property, Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA
S. van den Heever, Photovoltaic Technology Intellectual Property, Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA
H. Arendse, Photovoltaic Technology Intellectual Property, Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA
M. Roux, Photovoltaic Technology Intellectual Property, Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA
B. Cord, Singulus Technologies, Kahl am Main, GERMANY
J. Richter, Singulus Technologies, Kahl am Main, GERMANY
P. Wohlfart, Singulus Technologies, Kahl am Main, GERMANY
S. Zorn, Singulus Technologies, Kahl am Main, GERMANY

Session reference: 1BK.1.1