Special Issue "Thin Film Solar Cells: Fabrication, Characterization and Applications"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2018).
Interests: automobile and transportation by renewable energy; solar energy; solar cell; CPV; standardization
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Special Issue in Sustainability: Solar Energy and Electric Mobility
The combination of PVs (photovoltaics) and coatings will be a key technology for sound sustainability. Recently, the game has been changing with new, colorful, and artistic PV panels using advanced coating technology. They are not exotic, but are vivid and comfortable. The recent development in EVs (Electric Vehicles) and PHVs (Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles) have allowed automobile technology to open the door for solar-engined. When this happens, car-roof PVs should not be blue-black, but more colors are often seen in the motor vehicle body. Please consider submitting your work to this Special Issue. The topics of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:
- Color and appearance control of solar panels;
- Production issues of coated PV (photovoltaic);
- Reliability of coated PV;
- Application to BIPV (Building-Integrated Photovoltaics) using coated PV panels;
- Application to car-roof PV that matches the body color of vehicles: quality control of artistic PV panels, including car-roof PVs;
- Anti-soiling coating to PV;
- Heat radiation coating to PV.
Dr. Kenji Araki
Manuscript Submission Information
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