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Special Issue "Solar Photovoltaic Electricity"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017).
Dr. Jiawei Gong
North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota, USA
Interests: PV solar cells; dye-sensitized solar cells; functionalized graphene materials; nanostructured metal oxides; theoretical modeling and numerical simulation of PV
Dr. Zhengping Zhou
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
Interests: multifunctional nanomaterials and polymer nanocomposites; nanomanufacturing and scale-up technologies; advanced energy storage and conversion devices (supercapacitors, li-ion batteries, and solar cells)
Dr. Wenfeng Zhang
Anhui Agriculture University, Hefei, Anhui, China
Interests: photovoltaic materials; energy conversion devices (polymer solar cells, perovskite solar cells)
Based on your research achievements, we are writing to invite you to contribute an original research paper or a short communication, or a comprehensive review article for publication in a Special Issue of Sustainability (IF = 1.343; https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability). The subject of this Special Issue is “Solar photovoltaic electricity”, and will be published by June 2017.
Photovoltaics (PV) has experienced the fastest growth among all other renewable technologies, at a 50% annual growth rate in the five-year period between end-2009 through to 2014. PV technology has proven great potential to meet clean energy demands by delivering cost-effective electricity from sunlight. The applications of PV solar cells include portable electronics, building/vehicle integrated photovoltaics, utility-scale PV power plants, and PV/thermal systems. Due to competitive cost to other renewable technologies and potentially wide applications, the research of PV technology has gained extraordinary development for recent years.
Current PV research and development (R&D) mainly focuses on three aspects: (1) increasing solar cell power conversion efficiencies and long-term stability; (2) reducing the cost of materials, processing, and installations of solar PV modules; and (3) improving the reliability of all PV components. This Special Issue is intended for the dissemination of research results on the state-of-the-art science and technology in all areas of PV technology.
Potential topics of Special Issue include, but are not limited to:
• Emerging thin-film PV technologies such as polymer solar cells, dye-sensitized solar cells, perovskite solar cells, and quantum dot solar cells.
• Development of novel materials such as organic semiconductors, organic dye sensitizers, perovskites, quantum dots, carbon nanotubes, graphene, and other 2-D materials.
• Synthesis and processing of organic/inorganic semiconductor thin films with controlled and tunable optical and electronic properties.
• Device prototyping and fabrication techniques via high throughput deposition schemes such as solution processing, chemical vapor deposition, and sputtering.
• Theoretical modeling and numerical simulation for in-depth understanding of relations between cell performance and cell design as well as material parameters.
If you would be willing to write a paper for this Special Issue, we would need to receive your manuscript by 31 March 2017. Details on the manuscript preparation and categories may be found at Instructions for Authors (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/instructions) for more information on the journal’s policies and the submission process.
Dr. Jiawei Gong
Prof. Qiquan Qiao
Dr. Zhengping Zhou
Prof. Tingting Xu
Prof. Mao Liang
Dr. Wenfeng Zhang
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Solar photovoltaics
- Thin film solar cells
- Polymer solar cells
- Dye-sensitized solar cells
- Perovskite solar cells
- Synthesis and processing of PV materials
- Theoretical modeling of PV device
- PV battery systems