Notice on extension of the deadline of paper collection for the 29th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference (PVSEC29) and the 18th China Photovoltaic Conference (CPVC18)

Organized and sponsored by the China Renewable Energy Society Photovoltaic Committee, the PVSEC29 & CPVC18 will be held from November 4th to 8th, 2019 in Qujiang International Conference Center, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province. This event will invite domestic and international prestigious experts to give keynote speeches, present reports, and conduct a series of technological communication activities such as thematic forums and expert dialogue. It will be the most important event in PV technologies of China in 2019. The official website is now ready for registration. Candidates can register, pay the registration fee, and more importantly, submit your paper through the website. As requested by authors, the conference steering committee has decided to extend the deadline of paper collection to August 20th, 2019, and encourages authors and institutes to deliver papers within this extended window.

 I. Academic exchange topics

l  Advanced concepts and new emerging materials for future PV

l  Perovskite solar cells

l  Organic solar cells

l  Thin-film compound semiconductor PV

l  III-V compound semiconductor, concentrator and space PV technologies

l  Silicon feedstock & wafers

l  Crystalline silicon solar cells and tandem solar cells

l  Thin filmIBC and HJT Solar cells

l  Topcon solar cells

l  Performance and reliability of PV module

l  PV systems including BOS component

l  PV system integration including smart grid

l  PV energy storage and novel PV application

l  PV deployment, markets, policies and financing


II. Requirements for papers

(I) Requirements for submission:

1. Detailed contents, with novelty, academic research value, and reflecting the latest research development in PV field

2. No papers shall contain any confidential information. Authors will be responsible for any consequences related to any accidental or intentional disclosure of confidential information.

3. Papers shall be submitted by uploading to the official conference website ( Only the English version will be accepted. Uploading is unavailable before registration and logging in.

4. A theme for paper interaction shall be selected according to the prescribed scope. Each paper shall be attached with a 150-200-words short abstract and a 2-3 pages long abstract. The format of the paper shall follow the Word format used in the long abstract.

5. The paper’s long abstracts will be reviewed by the steering committee before being accepted. The interaction of papers for this conference will have two presentation forms: Oral report and poster. In consideration of the author’s personal choice, the steering committee of the conference will decide the interactive pattern for each paper.

(II) Requirements for drafting the long abstract for the paper (with reference to the long abstract format)

1. Requirements for content: must contain research background, core content, brief introduction of process, result and discussion, conclusion, reference and relevant diagrams and tables.

2. Requirements for headline: font size 20, centered, bold Times (English/number), the headline shall be concise and accurate. Acronyms are not encouraged. In general, the headline shall not exceed 20 words.

3. Requirements for abstract, keywords and main body formats: font size 11 Times (English/number), the long abstract shall be about two pages in roughly 2000 words.

4. Author’s name: under the headline, centered, font size 10, bold Times New Roman (English/number). The name of the first author must be underlined.

5. Author’s organization: The author’s organization shall be written in full name under the author’s name, centered, font size 10 Times New Roman (English/number)

6. Author’s brief introduction: please mention the corresponding author’s name in the abstract, the research direction, and E-mail and other information, use font size 6.

7. Reference: font size small 5, Times New Roman (English/number), use the following formats: [periodical], according to the following order: author, year, name of periodical, volume number, starting page number, e.g. [1] Shahverdiev E M, Shore K A 2005 Phys. Rev. E 71 016201; [monograph], according to the following order: author, year, book name, edition number (city of publishing: publisher), page numbers of the starting page and ending page, e.g. [1] Bloembergen N 1965 Nonlinear Optics (New York: Benjamin) p12

(III) Copyright Notice

The long abstract is purported for promoting academic interaction. This conference will apply the form of “paper abstract collection,” covering all the long abstracts that meet the conference interaction requirements for communication This collection is not related to the copyrights of collected papers.

For those papers, of which the long abstracts are assessed as excellent, the conference will recommend the full paper to <Acta Energiae Solaris Sinica> for publication (the publication fees shall be borne by the author). If the paper is accepted by  <Acta Energiae Solaris Sinica>, it will also be available for retrieval in China Core Journal Alternative Database, CNKI, China Academic Journal (CD ver.), and China Science and Technology Journal Database.

(IV) Awards

This conference will present the award for excellent paper. Through the assessment and appraisal by the conference academic committee, excellent papers will be singled out from the oral papers and poster papers. The winner will be honored with both certificate and monetary reward.

Note: all the authors of the papers being awarded as the excellent papers need to submit the full paper.


III. Important schedule:

Deadline for submission: August 20, 2019

Acceptance notice: September 15, 2019

Announcement of conference procedure: October 15, 2019


Important Dates

Submission Deadline:
July 20, 2019
Acceptance Notification:
Sept. 15, 2019
Early Bird:
Sept. 20, 2019
Conference Procedure Release:
Oct. 21, 2019
Conference Date:
Nov. 4-8, 2019

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