Special Issue "Solar Cells and Modules: Fabrication, Characterization, and Environmental Issues"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 March 2021) | Viewed by 8723
At present, almost 600 GW of solar modules are installed worldwide. This power corresponds to an area of around 4000 km². The installed area is increasing daily by about three soccer fields, a number which, in terms of the total power and area, increases exponentially. The production cost of photovoltaic electricity ranges around a few ct/kWh and is lower than the cost of electricity from coal or nuclear power plants. Thus, the road to an environmentally friendly supply with electricity has been paved. Nevertheless, this success is accompanied by dynamic growth and creates certain problems. For example, some of the cell and module technologies contain toxic materials, such as lead and cadmium. These materials could leach out of the modules. Additionally, some modules degrade in electrical power. This Special Issue of Energies calls for papers in the following fields:
- Stability and degradation of solar modules;
- Reduction of material consumption (glass, Pb, Ag, Si, etc.);
- Potential induced degradation;
- Toxic materials and leaching experiments;
- Recycling and waste management of photovoltaic modules;
- Lowering of electricity cost;
- Novel methods for the characterization of large area photovoltaic fields;
- Energy yield improvements by bifaciality, temperature management, etc.
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Heinz Werner
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- solar modules
- toxic materials
- measurement techniques