The Metallization & Interconnection Workshop (MIW) is held every 1.5 year. We are happy to announce that the 9th edition, MIW2020, will take place in Thor Central venue in Genk, Belgium, on Monday, October 5, and Tuesday, October 6, 2020.



Thor Central
Thor Park 8000
3600 Genk


The workshop program includes oral and poster presentations that address the following main topics:

  • Fundamentals of contact formation: limits, insights, understanding
  • Metallization techniques: physical limitations and potential
  • Passivating contacts
  • Metallization for advanced cell concepts (e.g. PERC, PERT, TOPCon, SHJ, IBC)
  • Cell metallization as interface for module integration
  • Understanding and improvement of solar cell soldering
  • Multi-wire interconnection
  • Shingling and other zero-spacing interconnection schemes
  • Conductive adhesive interconnections 
  • Future of solar cell metallization

A lot of room will be given for discussion during the workshop.

Please note that similarly to previous editions, after the workshop presenters can submit a paper, that will be peer reviewed and made available online in open-access. More information about this will follow soon.

Scientific Program

  • Sunday, October 4, 2020
    from 19:00 Reception at the “M Hotel“
  • Monday, October 5, 2020
    9:00-18:00 Workshop at “Thor Central“
    19:00 Dinner
  • Tuesday, October 6, 2020
    9:00 -16:00 Workshop at  “Thor Central“

More information and a detailed program will follow.