After the great success of the first PV School on Physics of Solar Cells: from basics to nanoscience in Les Houches from 25-30 March 2018, we are proud to announce the second edition of the PV School in Les Houches.

The PV School 2020 will be held on 1-6 March 2020, in Les Houches, France. Save the date!

It will focus on Physics of Solar Cells: from basic principles to advanced characterization.

The goal of this new thematics school is to cover the physics of solar cells with a emphasis on characterization techniques. A first part will be devoted to basic principles and theoretical limits of solar cells, an overview of technologies (Si, CIGS, CdTe, III-V, perovskite, and multi-junctions), interfaces and heterostructures, modeling and photonics. A second part will be focused on advanced characterization techniques for materials and devices: luminescence, Raman, microscopic and scanning probe techniques, X-ray diffraction and related techniques, device characterization at the cell/module scale, and data analysis… Several tutorials will be also proposed. The program can be checked here.

The flyer with available information can be uploaded here.

The application deadline is 15 December 2020.

The organizers can be contacted at

Check the websites of the previous PV School 2018 and of the famous Les Houches School of Physics.

Session organized by the CNRS and the IPVF:
Stéphane COLLIN, C2N, CNRS, Univ. Paris-Saclay, France
Laurent LOMBEZ, LPCNO, CNRS, France
Andrea CATTONI, C2N, CNRS, Univ. Paris-Saclay, France
Daniel SUCHET, IPVF, Ecole Polytechnique, France
with the help of Jean-François Guillemoles (IPVF, CNRS, France).

The PV School 2020 is supported by the CNRS, the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (C2N), the Institut Photovoltaïque d’Ile-de-France (IPVF), and the labex NanoSaclay. It is hosted by Les Houches School of Physics.