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Wolfson College hosts Symposium in Silicon Solar Cell Technology

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Friday 12 April

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The Oxford Symposium in Silicon Solar Cell Technology will be taking place on 15 and 16 April.

The Symposium aims to bring together researchers from UNSW, Australia, and institutions in Europe, researching and developing technology for improved silicon solar cells. It promotes an informal exchange of technical and scientific information between international researchers in the field of Silicon Photovoltaics, through a combination of presentations and open discussions.

A solar cell is an electrical device that converts the energy of light directly into electricity by the photovoltaic effect, which is a physical and chemical phenomenon. Wolfson College has recently installed 44 photovoltaic panels. The PV cells in the panels don't need direct sunlight to work - they can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day. The cells convert the sunlight into electricity which is used by the College. 

The symposium is jointly supported by the Oxford Materials Department, the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering and UNSW. 


Oxford Symposium in Silicon Solar Cell Technology
Date: Monday 15 April to Tuesday 16 April 2019
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