After the great success of the first PV School on Physics of Solar Cells: from basics to nanoscience (25-30 March 2018) and the second PV School on Physics of Solar Cells: from basic principles to advanced characterization (1-6 March 2020) in the famous Les Houches School of Physics, we are proud to announce the third edition of the PV School in Les Houches.

The PV School 2022 will be held on 3-8 April 2022, in Les Houches, France. Save the date!

It will focus on Physics of Solar Cells : from basic principles to material science.

This school will cover the physics of solar cells, from basics to advanced concepts, with a focus on material science. It will cover the fundamental principles and theoretical limits of solar cells. The structural, optical, transport properties of materials will be reviewed and linked to the performances of devices, and the role of interfaces, defects, passivation, and nanostructures will be emphasized. Advanced characterization techniques and key challenges of materials will be also detailed.

More information will be posted here in early December 2021.

The organizers can be contacted at

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

The PV School 2022 is supported by the CNRS, the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (C2N), the Institut Photovoltaïque d’Ile-de-France (IPVF), and the LABEX NanoSaclay (to be confirmed).
It is hosted by Les Houches School of Physics.