Solar PV technology Overview & Vision by Pierre Verlinden, Chief Scientist at Trina Solar
In our Exclusive interview in partnership with EU PVSEC 2016, we speak to Pierre Verlinden, Chief Scientist and Vice-Chair of the State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology at Trina Solar, who gives us a comprehensive overview of the current status of the solar PV technology.
More importantly he shares with us his vision on the future of solar PV technology , so you cannot miss this interview !
Pierre Verlinden has more than 30 years of experience in PV technology research, development, manufacturing and commercialization. His expertise in PV technology began in 1979 as researcher and lecturer at the Microelectronics Laboratory of the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, and has taken him to many top institutions around the world. Prior to Trina, he served as Director of R&D at SunPower Corporation, USA, where he was responsible for the development of silicon solar cells with world-record efficiency for high-value applications. Pierre obtained his Master and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. Dr. Verlinden has published over 170 scientific papers for PV conferences and peer-reviewed journals, one book chapter on high-efficiency silicon solar cells for CPV applications, and holds more than 10 patents. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, an active member of IEC, as well as a committee member of several international PV conferences.