International Journal of Photoenergy

Photovoltaic Materials and Devices 2013


Publishing date
14 Jun 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
25 Jan 2013

Lead Editor

1National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO 80401, USA

2New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, USA


Photovoltaic Materials and Devices 2013

Description

The solar photovoltaic (PV) industry has continued its rapid growth in 2011 despite economic difficulties and the phase-out (or elimination, in some cases) of government subsidy. The sale of PV energy exceeded 37 GW in 2011. Although, there is expected to be a slight decrease in the PV sales in 2012, the production may not see a much change, creating a glut in the supply of PV modules. This excess production, combined with increased module efficiencies has created a precipitous drop in the sales prices. The largest drop in the sales prices have occurred in the silicon modules, enabling silicon-wafer-based technologies to regain the market dominance following the end of a temporary shortage of poly.

At the same time, other technologies based on a-Si, thin film-Si, CdTe, and CIGS are poised for larger share of the PV market. Further price reductions are anticipated in the near future. However, there are many challenges both in R&D and in commercialization. The PV R&D community is working on new materials, device designs, and process tools, while there is a rapid growth in commercial equipment for improved processing and higher throughput. One of the major areas expected to receive much attention is characterization and measurements. In particular, PV industry is keen to implement online monitoring.

This special issue of International Journal of Photoenergy will compile papers on all research aspects of measurements and characterization of photovoltaic materials and devices. We invite researchers, academicians, and industry technologists to contribute original research articles as well as reviews related to various PV technologies—Si, CdTe, CIGS, organic solar cells, and third-generation solar cells. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • All research aspects related to current materials and solar cells
  • Approaches for commercial production, focusing on precursor and feedstock materials, module design and processing, advances in device fabrication, and innovations for device fabrication
  • New materials for PV applications, such as organics, quantum dots, and thin-film Si
  • Advanced module design and fabrication technologies
  • Advanced measurement/characterization methods, and instrumentation for in situ measurements, defect monitoring, and process control; performance, reliability testing, and standards

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/pvmd13/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 306463
  • - Editorial

Photovoltaic Materials and Devices 2013

Bhushan Sopori | Keith Emery | ... | Sudhakar Shet
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 620127
  • - Research Article

Solar Spectral and Module Temperature Influence on the Outdoor Performance of Thin Film PV Modules Deployed on a Sunny Inland Site

G. Nofuentes | J. de la Casa | ... | M. Alonso-Abella
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 436910
  • - Research Article

Picosecond Photovoltaic Response in Tilted Lanthanum Doped Manganite Films

Zhiqing Lu | Hao Ni | ... | Kun Zhao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 217023
  • - Research Article

Research on the Comparison Analyses of Three-Phase Discrete and Integrated LC Filters in Three-Phase PV Inverter

Ying Jiang | Jianguo Li | ... | Haiyan Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 837310
  • - Research Article

Operation of TUT Solar PV Power Station Research Plant under Partial Shading Caused by Snow and Buildings

Diego Torres Lobera | Anssi Mäki | ... | Seppo Valkealahti
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 607826
  • - Research Article

Synthesis and Characterization of Carbazole-Benzothiadiazole-Based Conjugated Polymers for Organic Photovoltaic Cells with Triazole in the Main Chain

Eunhee Lim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 129254
  • - Research Article

Multi-Input Converter with MPPT Feature for Wind-PV Power Generation System

Chih-Lung Shen | Shih-Hsueh Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 687693
  • - Research Article

Photovoltaic High-Frequency Pulse Charger for Lead-Acid Battery under Maximum Power Point Tracking

Hung-I. Hsieh | Sheng-Fang Shih | ... | Chi-Hao Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 698026
  • - Research Article

Simulation and Experimental Study of Photogeneration and Recombination in Amorphous-Like Silicon Thin Films Deposited by 27.12 MHz Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition

Chia-Hsun Hsu | In-Cha Hsieh | ... | Shui-Yang Lien
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 146582
  • - Research Article

Structural and Optoelectronic Properties of CdSe Tetrapod Nanocrystals for Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cell Applications

Nguyen Tam Nguyen Truong | Thao Phuong Ngoc Nguyen | Chinho Park
International Journal of Photoenergy
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