2020, November 5th @11:00 (GMT-4)
         The number of flexible electronics applications is increasing rapidly where novel device architectures and packaging materials are employed to ensure superior performance and reliability. Some of the preliminary reliability work to be presented has been performed on a printed sensor on a flexible PET substrate laminated onto an ETFE foil. In this initial evaluation we are demonstrating the capability of monitoring the water ingress in the laminate at various locations by employing techniques such as: reflectance, Karl Fischer titration and a novel technique called Hydroscanner which has not been used extensively so far.
On the PV side the work has been focused on IBC cell architecture where we are attempting to emphasize the importance of simulations at gridline level. The results of simulations can reveal useful information on how the gridline geometry can have an effect on the electrical performance of the cell. The process of scanning through a range of gridline widths on a specific IBC architecture can shed some light on the desired finger geometry for optimum performance which can provide useful information for the screen design process.
Speaker: Dr. Sergui Pop
Principal Consultant @ SCP Systems
Sergiu Pop has over sixteen years of experience in PV R&D and senior consulting. Dr. Pop worked more than six years as a research engineer for GE Energy where he achieved extensive experience in the improvement of solar cell efficiency and the development of new materials and technologies through several research, technology transfer, and lean six sigma projects. Dr. Pop had a research lead position with Yingli Green Energy Americas Inc. for over five years where he worked on projects in collaboration with several companies focused on technology development. Currently he holds a position as Principal Consultant with SCP Systems, a PV and flexible electronics R&D company based in San Francisco Bay where he is running projects in collaboration with various companies and research institutions. Dr. Pop holds a Masters and a PhD in Physics.