Milano

The first edition takes place in the lively University of Milano-Bicocca Campus, located ten minutes by subway from the city centre.

After attending the school and completing the project work, students can get 2 ECTS, upon request.

(Italy)

8 to 13

September 2024

Torre Breda

Viale Sarca, 230, 20126 Milano MI

Programme

Sunday

8 September 2024

18:00

Welcome party

Monday

Raw Materials

9 September 2024

08:00

Registration

09:00

Raw materials issues 

(Fabio Ferri, EIT Raw Materials)

General introduction on the classification of raw materials into essential, critical, and strategic categories, focusing on the importance of raw material availability, supply chains, and geopolitical considerations.

10:00

Coffee break

10:30

The role of critical and strategic materials in current and future PV technologies 

(Simona Binetti, UNIMIB – Vanni Lughi, UNITS)

12:00

Raw materials in PV power processing systems 

(Giovanni Spagnuolo, UNISA)

12:30

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in electronics

(Luca Ragusa, BITRON)

13:00

Lunch

14:30

Why the LFP Battery is a Safe Choice for Solar Energy Storage

(Bernardo Barbiellini, ELMO-LION Summer School)

15:30

Presentation of the Work Project: work organisation and working group formation

(led by ERION)

16:30

Working group Projects 

kick-off

Tuesday

Manufacturing

10 September 2024

09:30

Introduction to manufacturing process of PV cells and modules

(Torsten Büchner, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences)

10:30

Coffee break

10:45

Industry lectures about cell and module manufacturing

(Dr Hamed Hanifi, Director of Research and Development AE Solar – Dr Nicola Baggio, Project Director of FuturaSun srl)

12:00

Lunch

13:30

Introduction to PV system modeling and diagnostics

(Prof. Dr. Carlos Meza, Anhalt University of Applied Sciences – Stephanie Malik, Fraunhofer CSP/IMWS, Dr. Kai Kaufmann, COO DenkWeit – Dr. Dominik Lausch, CEO DenkWeit)

15:00

HANDS on TRAINING: PV system modeling and diagnostics

(Hochschule Anhalt) 

Identification of PV faults using Visual inspection, UV-fluorescence, Magnetic field imaging and Thermal imaging; tutorial on how to model and analyse a PV system for diagnosis using Python libraries such as Pandas, PVLib, and other data-science libraries.

17:00

Working group Projects 

development

20:00

Social dinner

Wednesday

Recycling

11 September 2024

08:30

Photovoltaic panel circular value chain: “end-of-life” focus

(Erion)

09:00

The PV landscape in Italy, a forecasting of PV waste generation in the future decades, the status of the photovoltaic panels collection, and Italian/EU Regulations (Policy and Regulatory Frameworks)

(Emiliano Tolusso and Francesca Fattori, Erion)

10:00

The pretreating and recycling phase: assessing currently available methodologies and technologies

(Pietro Giovanni Cerchier, 9TECH)

11:00

Coffee break

11:30

The “closing the loop” phase: reintroduction on the market of output secondary raw materials. Ongoing European projects on the topic

(Emiliano Tolusso and Giulia di Mari, Erion)

12:30

Lunch

14:00

Visit to WEEE management plant and PV modules

Thursday

Technology

12 September 2024

09:00

Sustainability of the materials for DSSC  

(UniTO)

09:30

Sustainable implementation of DSSC on the industrial scale

(Dr. Frederic Sauvage, CNRS France)

10:30

Coffee break

11:00

Raw material in Chalcogenide-based solar cells

(Prof. Philip Dale, University of Luxemburg)

12:00

Sustainability of the materials in Perovskite solar cells

(Prof. Aldo Di Carlo, University of Tor Vergata) 

13:00

Lunch

14:00

LCA of emerging solar cells

(Prof. Maria Laura Parisi, Università di Siena)

15:00

Coffee break

15:30

Working group Projects 

production of graphic works

Friday

Lab-to-market

13 September 2024

09:00

Lab-to-Market short course

(EIT Raw materials and Speakers from startups to be confirmed)

13:00

Lunch, poster presentation of the projects realized by the students and award ceremony

16:30

Closing of the school

Where

University of Milano-Bicocca

Torre Breda: Viale Sarca, 230, 20126 Milan (MI)

Accommodation

Arrangements near the campus are available upon request: check the box when registering