TOPICS 12th Workshop 2024

The workshop program includes oral and poster presentations that address the following main topics:

  • Metallization fundamentals: insights, limits, understanding, modelling
  • Progress in screen printing and alternative deposition methods
  • Current-fired contacts (CFC) / Laser enhanced contact optimization (LECO)
  • Novel paste formulation (incl. Cu, Al) and novel screen types
  • Metallization for advanced cell concepts (e.g. TOPCon, SHJ, IBC)
  • Metallization of tandem solar cells with Perovskite top-cell: technical and economically challenges
  • Progress in multi bus bar, multi wire and alternative interconnection approaches
  • Shingling and other zero-spacing interconnection schemes
  • Conductive adhesive interconnections
  • Durability and degradation issues of metallization and interconnection
  • Availability and sustainability of metals, recycling and circular economy

A lot of room will be given for discussion during the workshop.

Please note that, just like for previous editions, presenters will have the opportunity after the workshop to submit a paper, which will be peer-reviewed and made available for download.