events

Keep up-to-date with the latest in CPV technology. Below is a list of the events we're participating in and attending. See you there!

current and upcoming events

past events



October 20-23, 2014 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Solar Power International

Solar Power International

Solar Power International (SPI) is North America's premier business-to-business event for professionals in solar energy and related fields. SPI brings the full range of industry ideas, experts, professionals, and information together in one comprehensive event.


April 7- 9, 2014 Albuquerque, NM

10th International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems

10th International Conference on Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems

CPV-10 is the premier technical conference in the areas of high- and low-concentration PV components, modules, and tracker-based CPV systems. The conference provides an opportunity for technologists, financiers, academics, and students to engage in discussion of the state-of-the-art CPV components, trackers, and installations. Attendees will engage in a series of oral discussions and interactive sessions, as well as a technical tour of nearby commercial CPV installations and test sites to provide a practical perspective.


August 25-29, 2013 San Diego, CA

SPIE Optics and Photonics Conference

SPIE Optics and Photonics Conference

The Solar Energy and Technology program of the annual SPIE Optics and Photonics conference is pleased to announce this year’s CPV specific session, titled “High and Low Concentrator Systems for Solar Electric Applications VIII”. Come listen and contribute to the latest updates on CPV technology of all kinds, including luminescent solar concentrators, spectral splitting, LCPV, HCPV and enjoy everything SPIE and San Diego have to offer.


April 15-17, 2013 Miyazaki, Japan

9th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems

9th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems

The Scientific Program Committee of CPV-9 is happy to invite you to participate in this important event on Concentrator Photovoltaics. Keeping pace with the fast and continuous growth of the technology, representatives from every part of the CPV community will attend the conference.


October 9-12, 2012 San Diego, CA

5th Annual Utility Scale Solar Summit 2012

5th Annual Utility Scale Solar Summit 2012

The Infocast Utility Scale Solar Summit is the primary business hub where decision–makers come each year to move the utility scale solar sector forward. The CPV Consortium will be sponsoring a breakfast at the conference on October 12th.


September 17-18, 2012

CPV China 2012

CPV China 2012

Join us for CPV China 2012 & the 4th International CPV Workshop.


September 10-13, 2012 Orlando, Florida, USA

Solar Power International

Solar Power International


May 9-11, 2012 Verona, Italy

SolarExpo: Delivering a Sustainable Future

SolarExpo: Delivering a Sustainable Future

Join us for the 2nd Annual Concentrator Photovolatic (CPV) Workshop on May 9th at 9:30am in the Rossini Conference Room. The seminar is targeted to provide project developers, utilities, and others in the renewable energy sector with an in-depth look into all aspects of the commercial implementation of Concentrator Photovoltaic (CPV) solutions.

Please email Claire van Zuiden at cvanzuiden@cpvconsortium.org for a copy of the presentation.


April 16-18, 2012 Toledo, Spain

CPV-8 Conference: International Conference on Concentrating PV Systems

CPV-8 Conference: International Conference on Concentrating PV Systems

Provides the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research, industrialization and the market for concentrating photovoltaic technologies. The scope of the conference is devoted to in-depth technical discussions on the science, engineering, performance and economics of CPV systems.


October 17, 2011 Dallas, TX, USA

CPV Workshop: Understanding the Technology and Related Implications for Scaled Deployment
Solar Power International

CPV Workshop: Understanding the Technology and Related Implications for Scaled Deployment<br>
      Solar Power International

The workshop will provide an in-depth look into the commercial implementation of Concentrator Photovoltaic (CPV) solutions. The financial analysis aspects of CPV power plants bring to the forefront the similarities and differences between CPV projects and other PV technologies.


August 21-25, 2011 San Diego, CA, USA

SPIE High and Low Concentrator Systems for Solar Electric Applications VI

SPIE High and Low Concentrator Systems for Solar Electric Applications VI

The focus of this conference is on increased efficiency/performance, reduced manufacturing cost per unit area, and verified reliability for both CPV and CSP systems.

Register and learn more >


June 9, 2011 Munich, Germany

Intersolar Europe: Concentrator PV Seminar

Concentrator Photovoltaic (CPV) Seminar: Focusing on the Commercialization of CPV Technology

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May 4- 6, 2011 Verona, Italy

SolarExpo: Delivering a Sustainable Future

SolarExpo: Delivering a Sustainable Future

Concentrator Photovoltaic (CPV) Workshop: Understanding Advanced Technology for High Energy Production and Deployment

See presentation >


April 4- 6, 2011 Las Vegas, NV, USA

CPV-7 International Conference on Concentrating Optics Systems

CPV-7 International Conference on Concentrating Optics Systems

An in-depth technical discussion on science, engineering, performance and economics of CPV systems. The CPV Consortium is a Supporter of this event.


November 10, 2010 Hilton Munich Park, Munich, Germany

International Conference on Photovolatics

International Conference on Photovolatics

EPIA, the European Photovoltaic Industry Association, is partnering with CPV Consortium for the 1st EPIA International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaics (CPV). This one-day event will focus on all aspects of CPV project development (i.e. financial, regulatory, commercial and technological). All relevant CPV industry players will provide a sound analysis of the current situation of CPV market and technology. The conference will be a unique opportunity for CPV technology customers and investors to gain a full overview on CPV potential.


October 27, 2010 Live Online Conference and Teleconference

Concentrating Photovoltaics: Customer Perspectives and Marketplace Realities

AltaTerra Research presents a customer case study along with a rapid tour of the customers, project developers, and equipment vendors in the CPV industry. Victor Valley College recently installed a 1 MW CPV plant, the largest completed CPV installation in North America to date. Participants will hear a developer’s perspective on why Victor Valley College chose CPV over several other solar technologies.

See presentation >


October 12-14, 2010

Solar Power International

Solar Power International

Join us for the Solar Power International Workshop, a concentrated seminar focusing on the financial analysis, deployment, operation and maintenance of CPV power plants. Don't miss the CPV Boot Camp!

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