International Journal of Photoenergy

Solar Cells: From Sunlight into Electricity


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1Department of Physics, Yildiz Technical University, Davutpasa Campus, Esenler, Istanbul, Turkey

2Linz Institute for Organic Solar Cells (LIOS), Johannes Kepler University Linz, Linz, Austria

3Institut für Physik, TU Ilmenau, Thuringia, Germany

4Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt


Solar Cells: From Sunlight into Electricity

Description

The threat of global warming and the shortage of oil supplies led the researchers to think about alternative ways of producing energy from environmentally friendly, abundant, and cost-effective energy sources. Conversion of sunlight into electricity using solar cells (also called photovoltaic cell) is one of the most convenient and prominent ways to cover the increasing energy demand of the humanity and is of great interest. Solar cells made from inorganic semiconductors have been studied since 1950s and have found applications ranging from satellites to roof tops. Although solar cells based on bulk crystalline and polycrystalline silicon still dominate the PV market, recently, CdTe, Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS), and amorphous silicon-based solar cells improved their market shares. Organic and Dye Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC) technologies are classified as the new generation solar cells. Low cost, light weight, and easy integration to flexible substrates make this emerging technology worth to investigate further. However, their efficiencies are still low as compared to their inorganic counterparts and, therefore, they are considered to be in the development stage. There are many ways to investigate solar cells and this special issue will focus on the recent developments of organic, inorganic, and dye sensitized solar cells.

We invite researchers to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts and new results on materials science and technology related to different types of solar cells such as organic, inorganic, and dye sensitized solar cells. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Crystalline and polycrystalline Si PV technologies
  • Thin film solar cells
  • Hybrid solar cells
  • Organic semiconductor and devices
  • Dye sensitized solar cells
  • Nanotubes, nanowires, quantum dot-based solar cells

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 1215032
  • - Corrigendum

Corrigendum #2 to “Expanding Thermal Plasma Chemical Vapour Deposition of ZnO:Al Layers for CIGS Solar Cells”

K. Sharma | B. L. Williams | ... | M. Creatore
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 173963
  • - Editorial

Solar Cells: From Sunlight into Electricity

Serap Günes | M. S. A. Abdel-Mottaleb | ... | Daniel Ayuk Mbi Egbe
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 273615
  • - Research Article

Influence of Surface Morphology on the Effective Lifetime and Performance of Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cell

Shui-Yang Lien | Yun-Shao Cho | ... | Dong-Sing Wuu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 382389
  • - Review Article

Development and Prospect of Nanoarchitectured Solar Cells

Bo Zhang | Wenxu Xie | Yong Xiang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 762532
  • - Research Article

Homogenized Poly(3-hexylthiophene)/Methanofullerene Film by Addition of End-Functionalized Compatibilizer and Its Application to Polymer Solar Cells

Ping-Tsung Huang | Yi-Hao Chen | ... | Wei-Ping Chuang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 326850
  • - Research Article

Heterovalent Cation Substitutional and Interstitial Doping in Semiconductor Sensitizers for Quantum Dot Cosensitized Solar Cell

Ningning Zhang | Xiaoping Zou | Yanyan Gao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 790242
  • - Research Article

Influence of Substrate on Crystal Orientation of Large-Grained Si Thin Films Formed by Metal-Induced Crystallization

Kaoru Toko | Mitsuki Nakata | ... | Takashi Suemasu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 276404
  • - Research Article

Optimization of Solar Module Encapsulant Lamination by Optical Constant Determination of Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate

Bing-Mau Chen | Cheng-Yu Peng | ... | Glen Andrew Porter
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 376315
  • - Research Article

Fabrication and Characterization of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells for Greenhouse Application

Jeum-Jong Kim | Mangu Kang | ... | Moo-Jung Chu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 579476
  • - Research Article

J-Aggregates of Amphiphilic Cyanine Dyes for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells: A Combination between Computational Chemistry and Experimental Device Physics

M. S. A. Abdel-Mottaleb | Mohamed M. S. Abdel-Mottaleb | ... | Mona Saif
International Journal of Photoenergy
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