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Si-Related Solar Cells for a Low Cost and High Efficiency 2013

Call for Papers

As the global effort dedicated to ‘green growth and low-carbon society’ has opened a new era for the renewable energy technology like solar cell, expected solar cell production capacity is expected to exceed 50 GW in 2012. Recent technical break-through in traditional wafer silicon, thin-film solar cells, and new concept of solar cells contributed to lower prices and higher efficiencies for PV energy.

There has been great amount of investment in solar cells and subsequent technical break though. One of the key technologies is based on incident light trapping for better output power gain in various solar cells such as c-Si, mc-Si, a-Si, III-V, II-VI, CdTe, and CIGS. The sharing of new ideas and information in an open forum will allow even greater progress to be made in solar cell research and development. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Silicon surface texture methods and technologies
  • TCO light-trapping-related approaches for thin film solar cells
  • Plasmon-related light path length modulation
  • Substrate (glass, metal, and plastic) surface light trapping structure
  • High-efficiency approaches and technologies with solar cell light trapping
  • Novel solar-cell-related new process, material, and structure of light trapping
  • Low-cost-related material, device, and process
  • Other novel solar cell materials and devices

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijp/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ijp/pssc13/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 1 February 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 26 April 2013
Publication DateFriday, 21 June 2013

Lead Guest Editor

  • Junsin Yi, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. Sungkyunkwan University, 300 Chunchun-dong, Suwon 440-746, Republic of Korea

Guest Editors

  • Bhushan Sopori, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, USA
  • C. W. Lan, Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Donghwan Kim, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Korea University, Anam-Dong 5-1, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 136-713, Republic of Korea
  • Stephen Bremner, School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia