Special Issue "Photovoltaic Devices"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 January 2021).
Interests: modeling of power devices; lifetime engineering treatments; semiconductor characterization techniques; innovative photovoltaic devices
Interests: inverters; measurement; nanoelectronics; optoelectronics; photovoltaics; power electronics; semiconductor device physics; thin film deposition
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Special Issue in Energies: Trade-Off Between Performance and Reliability in Renewable Sources
Interests: CPV concentration photovoltaics; cSi wafer-based technology; emerging/novel concepts for high efficiency at low cost; material and device characterization
In the last fifteen years, the dream of massive production of electrical energy from photovoltaic conversion has become a consolidated reality. Nevertheless, exciting challenges lie ahead. Utility-scale solar systems are largely based on silicon solar cell technology that has reached full maturity. On the other hand, silicon efficiency is relatively low, and new materials, new architectures, and new concepts are being investigated to push promote the efficiency of this technology. This Special Issue welcomes research dealing with both silicon-based and next-generation solar cells, with special emphasis on reliability issues. Studies on strategies for improving the effectiveness of energy exploitation at the system level are welcome as well. Papers are expected in but not limited to the following areas:
- Silicon device technology;
- Thin films;
- Organic cells;
- New materials;
- Reliability (hot spot, PID, long-term stability, and so on).
Prof. Dr. Pierluigi Guerriero
Dr. Laura Lancellotti
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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- photovoltaic devices
- silicon solar cells
- thin film solar cells
- concentrator solar cells
- organic solar cells
- photovoltaic materials
- photovoltaic reliability