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 2014
  • - Article ID 315893
  • - Research Article

An Improved Matlab-Simulink Model of PV Module considering Ambient Conditions

R. Ayaz | I. Nakir | M. Tanrioven
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 453747
  • - Research Article

Cadmium Sulfide Nanoparticles Synthesized by Microwave Heating for Hybrid Solar Cell Applications

Claudia Martínez-Alonso | Carlos A. Rodríguez-Castañeda | ... | Hailin Hu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 952528
  • - Research Article

Investigation of Thermal Instability of Additive-Based High-Efficiency Organic Photovoltaics

En-Ping Yao | Yi-Jhe Tsai | Wei-Chou Hsu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 579176
  • - Research Article

Development of Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Silicon-Germanium Alloys for Improving Long-Wavelength Absorption in Si-Based Thin-Film Solar Cells

Yen-Tang Huang | Hung-Jung Hsu | ... | Chuang-Chuang Tsai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 120693
  • - Research Article

An Alternative Approach for Improving Performance of Organic Photovoltaics by Light-Enhanced Annealing

En-Ping Yao | Chiu-Sheng Ho | ... | Wei-Chou Hsu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 290952
  • - Research Article

Luminescent Solar Concentrators Fabricated by Dispersing Rare Earth Particles in PMMA Waveguide

Cheng Liu | Ruijiang Deng | ... | Baojun Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 253140
  • - Research Article

Expanding Thermal Plasma Chemical Vapour Deposition of ZnO:Al Layers for CIGS Solar Cells

K. Sharma | B. L. Williams | ... | M. Creatore
International Journal of Photoenergy
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