Special Issue "Recent Advances in CIGS 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: 20 July 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Yunae Cho
Guest Editor
New and Renewable Energy Research Center, Ewha Womans University, Seoul 03760, Republic of Korea.
Interests: photovoltaics; device physisc; material engineering; characterization; defect engineering

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS)-based solar cells have been promising candidates for next-generation power-efficient solar cells due to their remarkable efficiency, easy integration, and low cost. A significant effort of research in engineering and physics has resulted in record-breaking efficiencies of up to 23% in CIGS solar cells. There have been many advanced fabrication and characterization techniques for highly efficient CIGS solar cells in recent years. Furthermore, flexible application, tandem structures, and large-scale modules based on CIGS thin film are also interesting topics for solar cell researchers.

This Special Issue on the subject area of “Recent Advances in CIGS Solar Cells” will deal with novel fabrication approach and suggestion for high-quality CIGS thin film solar cells. Topics of interest for publication include but are not limited to the topics outlined in the keywords.

Prof. Dr. Yunae Cho
Guest Editor

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  • Optimal stoichiometry of CIGS film
  • Structural engineering
  • Electrical loss control
  • Defect engineering
  • Optic and electrical characterization
  • Flexible solar cell
  • Tandem structures
  • Large-scale modules

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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