Korea Photovoltaic Society(KPVS)
The Korea Photovoltaic Society(KPVS) is the leader in Korea’s R&D on photovoltaics, industry-academic research cooperation projects, and other initiatives. The KPVS has grown to a total membership of over 2,000. The KPVS and many Korean researchers have made a great contributions to the photovoltaic industry.
KPVS Constructive Participation in PVSEC
For the past several decades, photovoltaics has flourished in Korea, and more researchers are actively participating in the PVSEC and other international meetings. The KPVS has continually taken part in and presented papers to the PVSEC, but has yet to host the WCPEC
About KRW 1.1 trillion has been invested in solar R&D over the past 31 years (1989-2019)
As the importance of R&D is emphasized along with the growth of the domestic and overseas PV industry and market, investment in PV R&D has increased at an average annual rate of 9.2% over the past five years.
- Global newly installed PV capacity (new, GW): (2017) 99 → (2018) 108 → (2019e)
- 120 newly installed PV capacity in Korea (new, GW) : (2017) 1.4 → (2018) 2.4 → (2019e) 3.1
In 2019, a total of KRW 73 billion was invested, and the share of the total energy R&D by the Ministry of Trade, Energy and Industry (MOTIE) is also continuing to expand.
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The world's highest mass production efficiency
Achieved the world's highest mass production efficiency for major domestic cell and module manufacturers by providing support for crystalline silicon technology development (22% in cells, 20% in modules in 2019)
* Development of high-efficiency solar module with reduced CTM (cell → module) loss: (Korea) 20% (China) 19-20%
Secured next-generation core technology
Achieved the world’s highest efficiency Perovskite thin film solar cells, boasting 25.2% efficiency (laboratory standard, area of 0.1㎠)
Secured core technology in the field of next-generation batteries
An array of accomplishments including pioneering new markets
Laying the foundation for the world’s largest floating solar photovoltaic system through standardization and cost reduction (3.5 → 1.6 million won/kW) technology development (2015-2018)
* Recorded over KRW 53 billion in international and domestic sales, including exports of floating solar photovoltaic systems to Japan and Taiwan