The Metallization & Interconnection Workshop (MIW) has been held every 1.5 year since 2008. We were looking forward to welcoming you to the 9th edition, MIW2020 in Genk, Belgium, in October, but we had to change our plans because of the COVID-19 situation.



Thor Central
Thor Park 8000
3600 Genk


After discussions within the organizers’ committee, the scientific committee and with the sponsors, we decided to hold a virtual version of the workshop for the 9th edition.  The format will be such that it will allow international participation and enable informal interaction between participants.

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

  • Monday, October 5, 2020
    13:00-16:00 (CET) Workshop at virtual venue

  • Tuesday, October 6, 2020
    13:00-16:00 (CET) Workshop at virtual venue

More information and a detailed program will follow.