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Special Issue "Next Generation Photovoltaic Solar Cells"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2018).
Prof. Dr. Allen M. Barnett Website E-Mail
AmberWave, Inc., 45 Northwestern Drive Salem, NH 03079, United States
Interests: creating innovative concepts for sustainable electricity generation based on rigorous, quantitative, and predictive models. Specific work includes the design, fabrication, and analysis of high-efficiency solar cells, modules, and systems; new high efficiency solar cell modules; thin crystalline silicon (20+%) and tandem solar cells on silicon (30+%)
Dr. Richard Corkish Website E-Mail
Chief Operating Officer, Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics; University of New South Wales, Sydney NSW 2052, Australia
Interests: explore life cycle assessment of different sorts of solar cells; how solar modules in stand-alone systems can benefit the lives of people in remote islands of the Pacific Ocean; impacts of light/shade on bifacial modules
Dr. Michael Woodhouse Website E-Mail
Golden, Colorado Laboratories and Offices, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), USA
Interests: Fundamental science of photovoltaics (PV) and solar hydrogen technologies; Economics of PV - From manufacturing to levelized cost of energy (LCOE); Manufacturing costs, systems-level installation costs and LCOE estimates for PV technologies; Capital costs and LCOE estimates for other power generating technologies, including other renewables and also the traditional sources
You are cordially invited to submit your original research or review papers to this Special Issue on “Next Generation Photovoltaic Solar Cells” in Applied Sciences.
This Special Issue will focus on the science and engineering of the next generations of photovoltaics. Photovoltaics have achieved extraordinary growth over the past few decades. This growth has been stimulated by the high performance and low cost of silicon wafer based solar cells. Nonetheless, we are in the early stages of PV (photovoltaic) applications.
This Special issue is directed to a view beyond present products, concepts and applications. Among the areas of interest are the values of efficiency, durability, lightweight, flexibility, device integration, storage and system integration.
Some specific topics include advances in commercial Si (PERC, SHJ), III-Vs, perovskites, CdTe, CIGS, other new materials. Single junction, tandem solar cells, concentrators, new concepts and devices are welcome. Some new research areas include carrier selective contacts for Si PV, low cost III-V growth, cell interconnection, encapsulation and reliability.
Some specific new application areas include photovoltaics for lightweight industrial and commercial roofs, factory integration for increased markets and reduced kWh costs and portable (transportable) applications. Other new areas include persistent drone aircraft and other specialty high performance requirements. Integrated systems and applications that are scalable and can be integrated are solicited.
This Special Issue is an opportunity to describe visions as we enter a period of ubiquitous photovoltaics or photovoltaics on everything, PVOT.
Prof. Dr. Allen M. Barnett
Prof. Dr. Christiana Honsberg
Dr. Richard Corkish
Dr. Michael Woodhouse
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- Next generation solar cells (improved silicon and other materials)
- Comparison of predictive numerical models
- Integration of PV with applications
- Value of efficiency
- New application areas
- Critical technologies for advancing PV integration
- Attributes leading to increased value
- Portable and transportable applications
- Beyond utility scale systems
- Multi-TW PV Future
- Laboratory to market
- New PV materials