Special Issue "Advanced Technologies for Flexible and Stretchable Solar Cells"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "Solar Energy and Photovoltaic Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Sungjin Jo
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Guest Editor
School of Energy Engineering, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea
Interests: solar cells; perovskite solar cells; III-V compound semiconductor solar cells; flexible electronics; stretchable electronics; silver nanowire; transparent conductive electrode

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Flexible and stretchable solar cells have triggered an intense research interest due to their huge application potential in electronics, such as portable, wearable, and independent power generators. However, the development of flexible and stretchable solar cells is quite challenging since it has a strict requirement for high efficiency and mechanical deformability, which are essential for flexible and stretchable applications. Also, integrating flexible and stretchable solar cells with various electronic devices is crucial for widespread realization of autonomous wearable power sources. Therefore, to advance flexible and stretchable solar cells, it is critically important to understand the current trends of the developments and evolving methods of several important materials, including active, interfacial, conductive, and substrate materials, as well as device structure design.    

In the view of the rapid growth in this emerging area, the aim of this Special Issue is to provide a wide-ranging state-of-the-art strategy for device design and fabrication methods for flexible and stretchable solar cells. Prospective authors are encouraged to submit manuscripts for this Special Issue in the form of full research papers and review articles. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Organic solar cells
  • Perovskite solar cells
  • Inorganic solar cells
  • Organic-inorganic hybrid solar cells
  • Flexible solar cells
  • Stretchable solar cells
  • Multi-functional devices
  • Flexible electrodes
  • Stretchable electrodes
  • Device stability
  • Module design
  • Transfer printing technique
  • Wearable devices

Prof. Dr. Sungjin Jo
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Flexible solar cells
  • Stretchable solar cells
  • Wearable devices
  • Organic solar cells
  • Perovskite solar cells
  • Inorganic solar cells
  • Organic-inorganic hybrid solar cells.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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