click to show
click to hide

Conference Host

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsor


Media Partners

Conference Organizer

Conference Owner

Chairperson's Message

The 12th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems, held in April 2016 in Freiburg, Germany, gathered scientists, engineers and policy makers to discuss the progress in the technology, market and financing aspects of CPV.  A record value for module efficiencies higher than 43% was presented. Field experiences showed that the technology is highly reliable and excellent performances have been reported. 

I am honoured to have been chosen as chair of CPV-13, which will be held in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, from May 1 to 3, 2017.

Read the complete chairperson's message of
Karin Hinzer (University of Ottawa) >>

Detailed Scientific Program

The program is available online. Click through the interactive program to get details on all orals and posters.

- Daily Program- Invited Talks
- Conference Dinner- Site Visit

Registered participants can now access all abstracts by clicking on the presentation title in the detailed program.

Register now for CPV-13!

The online registration is available here >>

Download Area

Registered participants can now access the Download Area including a list of participants and all accepted abstracts.

Participant Message Service
CPV-13 offers a contact opportunity for conference participants in its internal Download Area. All participants who want to use the contact feature will need to confirm their admission to receive e-mails from other participants online. Go to Attendees and click on the mail symbol behind the names to get in contact with someone.

Welcome to CPV-13!

The 13th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaics (CPV-13) is the premier technical conference in the areas of high- and low-concentration PV components, modules, and tracker-based PV systems. The conference brings together students, academics, technologists, and financiers to engage in discussion of state-of-the-art CPV components, trackers, and installations.

© uOttawa


CPV-13 will take place at the University of Ottawa.

SITE Building
University of Ottawa
800 King Edward Avenue
Ottawa ON K1N 6N5, Canada

Full Paper Upload

All authors of accepted abstracts are invited to submit their full paper (PDF and DOC file / 4-6 pages) for the AIP proceedings. Full Paper Template >>

AIP License Transfer Agreement

For all full papers, a signed AIP licence agreement has to be submitted by mail to or on-site during the conference.

Please check with your company/institute as soon as possible whether you are allowed to sign the licence agreement!

And make sure:

  • Title needs to be exactly the same as in paper PDF
  • All authors and co-authors have to be listed
  • Order of authors: same order as in paper PDF
  • Add the editors: Gerald Siefer, Karin Hinzer, Ignacio Rey-Stolle
  • Add the conference title: CPV-13

Please see the Copyright License Checklist

Imprint & Data Protection

Imprint >>


PSE Data Protection Policy >>

Dates and Deadlines

Notification of acceptance: January 25, 2017
Early bird discount: March 17, 2017
Deadline full papers: April 27, 2017
CPV-13: May 1-3, 2017


© 2016 PSE AG. All rights reserved