1st EUROSUNMED Symposium (at EMRS Spring Meeting, 14-15 May 2015)


EUROSUNMED organized a 2 day-symposium at EMRS Spring Meeting in Lille, France (14-15 May 2015), titled: Advanced materials and technologies for renewable energies (AMREN-1). The aim of the workshop AMREN was to present, in the frame of EUROSUNMED, the state-of-the-art and the future perspectives for materials applied to the generation and storage of renewable and sustainable energy.

The oral presentations were followed by a poster session including approximately 45 posters.





14 May

Session: Renewable Energies – from materials to implementations



Presentation Title

08:25 - 08:35

Abdelilah Slaoui, iCUBE-CNRS, France

Introduction to AMREN workshop

08:35 - 09:00

Peter Viebahn, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany

Assessing the need for critical minerals to shift the German energy system towards a high proportion of renewables

09:00 - 09:25

Alexandra Troi, Institute for Renewable Energy, EURAC research European Academy, Italy

3ENCULT - Efficient Energy for EU cultural heritage. How innovative materials are needed to increase the energy performance in historic buildings and cities

09:25 - 09:55

Atilla Ersöz , TUBITAK Marmara Research Center (MRC), Turkey

Turkish renewable energy vision 2023 and solar technology applications

09:55 - 10:20

Francesco Sergi, CNR-ITAE, Italy

Evaluating performance and developing novel architectures for energy storage applications


Armando C. Oliveira, FEUP, University of Porto, Portugal

Renewable Electricity Cooperation (REELCOOP) Project

10:35 - 11:00



Session: Materials for energy applications

11:00 - 11:25

Frédéric Chandezon, INAC/UMR SPrAM, CEA Grenoble & EERA AMPEA JP, France

AMPEA – The EERA Joint Programme on Advanced Materials for Energy Applications

11:25 - 11:50

William Tumas, NREL, USA

Computationally designing energy materials by including metastability

11:50 - 12:15

Gilles Dennler, IMRA Europe, France

State of the art, opportunities and challenges for thermoelectricity as competitive renewable energy source

12:15 - 12:40

Simon Watson, CREST (the Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology), UK

Advances in Numerical Modelling for Wind Resource Assessment

12:40 - 13:05

Gilles Flamant, CNRS-PROMES, France

Trends in concentrating solar power and fuels

13:05 - 14:15



Session: Materials and technologies for photovoltaics

14:15 - 14:40

Jef Poortmans, IMEC, the Netherlands

New and advanced material R&D opportunities in the domain of photovoltaics

14:40 - 15:05

Chinho Park, Yeungnam University, South Korea

Low-cost, earth-abundant SnS thin film solar cells

15:05 - 15:30

Abdallah Ougazzaden, UMI-CNRS-GT, France/USA

New generation of solar cells for CPV applications

15:30 - 15:55

Alexander Colsmann,  Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

Eco-friendly fabrication of organic solar cells

15:55 - 16:20

Yvan Cuminal, IES-University of Montpellier, France

Multi-junctions PV concentrator solar cells, state of the art. Interest of antimonide compounds

16:20 - 16:45



Session: Materials and technologies for storage

16:45 - 17:10

Rémi Dedryvère, Université de Pau et des pays de l’Adour, France

Lithium-ion batteries for electrochemical storage of renewable energy: Aging processes at electrode materials/electrolyte interfaces

17:10 - 17 :35

Brigitte Pecquenard, ICMCB-CNRS, France

All-solid-state thin film battery, an efficient miniaturized power source


Rajeev Ahuja, Uppsala University, Sweden

Hydrogen storage & production from materials science point of view

18:00 - 18:25

Xavier Py, CNRS-PROMES, France

Natural and recycled materials for high temperature thermal energy storage

18:25 - 19:30

AMREN Poster session



15 May

Session: Towards Manufacturing of Photovoltaics



Presentation Title

08:55 - 09:20

Friedrich Kessler, Zentrum für Sonnenenergie und Wasserstoff-Forschung (ZSW), Germany

New concepts for high efficiency and low cost in-line manufactured flexible CIGS solar cells

09:20 - 09:45

Radovan Kopecek, International Solar Energy Research Center Konstanz e.V. (ISC Konstanz), Germany

Future bifacial module technology for desert applications

09:45 - 10:00

Alberto Soraci, ETRERA_2020, Italy

 ETRERA_2020: A tool to enhance research and innovation in the MPC

10:00 - 10:55



10:55 - 11:20

Ana R. Lagunas, CENER, Spain

The importance of tests for certification on durability and performance of PV technologies as basis for LCA and EPBT analysis

11:20 – 11:45

Javier Diaz Berrade, CENER, Spain

Testing for performance: the requirements to reduce the difficulty of rating PV devices: mature technologies and new developments

11:45 – 12:10

Edgardo Saucedo, IREC, Spain

SCALEANO: Towards a competitive full solution & high efficiency CIGS industrial technology

12:10 – 12:35

Lucia Serrano-Lujan, Cartagena Polytechnical University, Spain

Life Cycle Analysis for energy applications: a research tool to reduce the environmental impact of photovoltaic modules

12:35 – 12:45

Abdelilah Slaoui, iCUBE-CNRS, France

EUROSUNMED Project , Closing remarks


12:45 - 14:00




The full program and brief resumees of the presentations can be accessed here: http://www.emrs-strasbourg.com/index.php?option=com_abstract&task=view&id=324&year=2015&Itemid=&id_season=13.



For more information about the EMRS conference, please see: http://www.emrs-strasbourg.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=800&Itemid=1652




Download the Symposium Programme here