Special Issue "Modelling New Trends in Photovoltaics"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Ana Cabrera Tobar
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Guest Editor
Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
Interests: photovoltaic systems; microgrids; power electronics; renewable energy technologies
Prof. Dr. Alessandro Massi Pavan
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Guest Editor
Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
Interests: photovoltaics; e-mobility; electrical energy storage; microgrids; technoeconomics of renewables
Prof. Dr. Silvano Vergura
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Guest Editor
Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Polytechnic University of Bari, Bari, Italy
Interests: photovoltaic systems; renewable energy technologies; smart cities technologies; infrared analysis; cloud-based applications for the energy; diagnostics and prognostics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nowadays photovoltaic (PV) grid parity is a reality in many countries of the world, while fuel parity is happening in those countries with high levels of solar irradiation. This trend has been driven by public subsidies given worldwide and by huge investments in the R&D. Nevertheless, the efficiency of PV plants can still be improved working both on their reliability and on new PV technologies. With reference to these latter, researchers are studying new materials (e.g. perovskite solar cells) and new technologies to capture more solar irradiation (e.g. bifacial PV modules). With reference to the system efficiency, researchers are studying the possibility to cover reservoir with PV fields on floating structures in order to limit the temperature losses and increase the albedo. New diagnostic strategies are also foreseen as a tool of paramount importance in order to increase the efficiency of PV systems. Among these, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) equipped with visible and infrared cameras are just an example of new tools used to obtain useful information regarding the performance of PV modules in big solar parks. This Special Issue aims at collecting original research or review articles on the modelling of new PV devices, systems, and diagnostic strategies.

Dr. Ana Cabrera Tobar
Prof. Dr. Alessandro Massi Pavan
Prof. Dr. Silvano Vergura
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • photovoltaic modelling
  • solar cells
  • photovoltaic modules
  • bi-facial modules
  • photovoltaic systems
  • thermal modeling
  • defect modeling
  • UAV-based applications

Published Papers

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