Formación Permanente


Cursos de Verano - Olavide en Carmona

Intelligent characterization of photovoltaic devices from an industrial perspective

1st edition

Dual/hybrid format

From 20/06/2024

to 21/06/2024


15 teaching hours

60 €


Photovoltaics (PV) are crucial in fighting climate change and transitioning to green energy sources. Third-generation photovoltaic technology aims to achieve high-efficiency devices and improved adaptability for different applications in different sectors. However, the precise and complicated production process results in huge amounts of waste due to defects.

In this context, the establishment of advanced characterization methodologies is important to identify production deviations and faulty devices as early as possible. Artificial intelligence (AI) can make a large impact in advanced monitoring and data interpretation. With the use of AI, in-line industrial inspection will improve the quality of third-generation PV and reduce its environmental impact by minimizing the waste of energy and valuable materials during production.

Based on our experience within the European Project Platform Zero (, in this summer school we revise important AI enhanced characterization and monitoring tools from an industrial perspective in view of their direct in-line implementation into PV production lines. 


  • Mr. Paul Pistor. Department or Physical, Chemical and Natural Systems. Distinguished Beatriz Galindo Researcher.  Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO) – Centre for Nanoscience and Sustainable Technologies (CNATS).

  • Mr. Víctor Izquierdo-Roca. Researcher. Instituto de Investigación en Energía de Cataluña (IREC) Deputy Head of the Solar Energy Materials and Systems Group (SEMS) 

Student profile

This summer school is directed towards industrial engineers and PhD students from the fields of photovoltaics, related opto-electronic applications/material sciences that are interested in technology transfer and would like to learn more about advanced characterization techniques, the use of AI and the demands and concerns from an industrial perspective.



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