CPV-x History

Since the first international CPV-related conference took place in 2002, the conferences have become one of the most renowned platforms in the field of CPV - a platform that has been used successfully for sharing experiences and knowledge among experts.

Including CPV-14 in 2018, the conference was organized under the umbrella of the CPV Consortium with a set of guidelines. After Conexio-PSE GmbH (formally PSE Conferences & Consulting) has taken over the organization, the spirit of these guidelines is being continued.


17th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems

April 12 - 14, 2021, online


Due to the pandemics the international CPV community met online and enjoyed outstanding presentations and vivid discussions as usual. In addition we had a lot of fun due to the social program. Thank you all for joining in!


After careful consideration of the ongoing spread of COVID-19 overseas and in the United States, the Organizing Committee decided not to conduct the 16th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems. The scientific results were published in the AIP open access conference proceedings database.



15th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems

March 25 - 27, 2019, Fes, Morocco


For the first time in its history, the CPV-15 conference has been held on the African continent in Fes, Morocco. Thanks to all who contributed as authors, speakers, participants, reviewers and sponsors of the event.


14th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems

April 16-18, 2018, Puertollano, Spain


Being back in Spain, ISFOC hosted the CPV conference for the second time. Our international attendees from 22 different countries, all authors and speakers with their high quality contributions and two invited keynote speakers made the conference a success.


13th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems

May 01-03, 2017, Ottawa, Canada


CPV-13 was held successfully at the University of Ottawa with experts from 20 countries around the world meeting in Canada. Various poster and oral presentations provided an overview of the state-of-the-art in CPV, new projects and innovations in the sector.


12th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems

April 25-27, 2016, Freiburg, Germany


CPV-12 took place from April 25-27, 2016 in Freiburg, Germany and focused on high- and low-concentration PV components, modules, and tracker-based PV systems. We were happy to welcome academics, technologists, students, and financiers from 26 countries around the world.


11th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems

April 13-15, 2015, Aix-les-Bains, France


CPV-11 took place from April 13-15, 2015 in Aix-les-Bains, France. 235 participants from 22 countries around the world, 57 oral presentations and 90 poster presentations as well as the 3 invited speakers made the conference a success.


10th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems

April 7-9, 2014, Albuquerque, USA


CPV-10 took place from April 7-9, 2014 in Albuquerque, USA. Some 270 participants attended the conference. Especially in times of challenging economics for the branch of Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems, the networking between industry and research facilities was very much appreciated.


9th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems

April 15-17, 2013, Miyazaki, Japan


CPV-9 took place from April 15-17, 2013 in Miyazaki, Japan, attended by participants from 28 countries. The highly interesting scientific program was rounded by several cultural presentations, giving insight into the fascinating Japanese culture.


8th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems

April 16-18, 2012,Toledo, Spain


With participants from 31 countries the 2012 conference was more international than ever, while the number of uploaded abstracts increased by 25%! The 55 oral presentations and 120 posters helped to make the CVP-8 programme the biggest and most comprehensive we have yet seen.


7th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems

April 4-6, 2011, Las Vegas, USA


The conference topics of CPV-7 ranged from exploratory research through applied science, engineering, technology development, and application. With some 500 attendees from 26 countries, CPV-7 had an incredible 25% increase in participation!


6th International Conference on Concentrating PV Systems

April 6-9, 2010, Freiburg, Germany


The conference proceedings of CPV-6 are published in a printed volume with AIP (ISBN: 978-0-7354-0827-2)

In 2010, the conference was devoted to the science, engineering, performance and economics of CPV systems, accompanied by an exhibition of the leading companies and suppliers in the field.