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High-Power Monochromatic Photovoltaic Conversion and Remote Optical Transmission

Hosted By: Optics for Energy Technical Group

28 July 2023 10:00 - 11:00

Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC - 05:00)

High-power optical transmission (HPOT) is attracting huge interest from both the scientific and industrial communities due to its large number of potential applications and future perspectives. This technology consists of the use of a monochromatic light source to power supply a remote system by using a photovoltaic (PV) converter. HPOT offers a technological paradigm shift with the possibility of transmitting kilowatts over several kilometers without the use of wires. On the other hand, HPOT is still under development, and important efforts are still needed to improve the efficiency and the amount of power to be transmitted.

This webinar hosted by the Optics for Energy Technical Group will mainly focus on the investigation of the most suitable PV materials to improve the performance of HPOT systems under a wide range of scenarios. The importance of parameters such as the band-gap or the series resistance of the PV materials, as well as the attenuation of the atmosphere with the distance will be discussed by Dr. Eduardo Fernández.

What You Will Learn:
• The impact of parameters such as the band-gap, light intensity, uniformity or series resistance on the monochromatic photovoltaic conversion.
• The effects of the attenuation of the atmosphere on monochromatic light and the optical wavelengths to improve the performance of HPOT systems.

Who Should Attend:
• PhDs and early careers researchers interested in understanding the main physical phenomena involved in monochromatic photovoltaic conversion and remote optical transmission.
• Researchers and professionals aimed to know about novel applications of PV materials and about the potential of HPOT technology.

About the Presenter: Dr. Eduardo F. Fernández from Universidad de Jaén, CEAC Tierra, Energía y Medio Ambiente (CEACTEMA)

Dr. Eduardo F. Fernández obtained his PhD at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) in 2012 in the field on concentrator photovoltaics and multi-junction solar cells. Nowadays, he is head of the Advances in Photovoltaic Technology research group (AdPVTech; at the University of Jaén (Spain). He has more than 10 years of experience in the field of photovoltaics working in several prestigious institutes, universities and private companies. Dr. Fernández has published over 120 papers indexed in ISI JCR, and presented 100 contributions in the most relevant international conferences and workshops. Dr. Fernández is also member of 10 academic and scientific societies, and co-inventor of several patents.


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