International Journal of Photoenergy

Thin-Film Photovoltaics 2011


Publishing date
01 Dec 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Jun 2011

1University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy

2CNR, Messina, Italy

3CNR, Palermo, Italy


Thin-Film Photovoltaics 2011

Description

Based on the success of the special issue on “Thin-Film Photovoltaics” (TFPV) that was published in 2010 in the International Journal of Photoenergy, we decided that the 2010 special issue will become the first in a series of annual special issues on TFPV.

In the last 18 months, thin-film PV has literally boomed, probably well beyond expectations. The world's largest PV modules manufacturer is indeed producing only thin-film modules based on CdTe inorganic solar cells and, in 2009, has been the first in history to overcome the 1 GW thresholds of modules manufactured in one year.

We expect now similar achievements also for CIGS-based solar modules and rapid progress also in the field of amorphous Si systems, especially with reference to flexible solar panels. Similarly, we expect fast progress in the field of off-grid systems using TFPV as power source, including solar hydrogen production with these systems coupled to water electrolysis. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Inorganic cells (CIS, CIGS, CdTe, amorphous silicon)
  • Organic cells
  • Dye-sensitized cells
  • Third-generation cells

Papers about scientific breakthrough, technical matters, industrialization, and economic investigation are all welcome. For the already commercialized inorganic cells, recent improvements and achievements for next generation products can be presented.

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/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 419715
  • - Editorial

Thin-Film Photovoltaics 2011

Leonardo Palmisano | Gaetano Di Marco
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 962649
  • - Research Article

Tailoring the Composition and Properties of Sprayed CuSbS2 Thin Films by Using Polymeric Additives

Ionut Popovici | Anca Duta
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 547591
  • - Research Article

Polarity Switchable Photovoltages in Miscut La0.67Ca0.33MnO3 Films

J. Wang | H. Ni | ... | S. X. Zhong
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 890284
  • - Research Article

Characterization of Nanocrystalline SiGe Thin Film Solar Cell with Double Graded-Dead Absorption Layer

Chao-Chun Wang | Dong-Sing Wuu | ... | Chia-Fu Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 946024
  • - Research Article

Effect of p-Layer and i-Layer Properties on the Electrical Behaviour of Advanced a-Si:H/a-SiGe:H Thin Film Solar Cell from Numerical Modeling Prospect

Peyman Jelodarian | Abdolnabi Kosarian
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 960487
  • - Research Article

Performance of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells with (PVDF-HFP)-KI-EC-PC Electrolyte and Different Dye Materials

M. M. Noor | M. H. Buraidah | ... | A. K. Arof
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 373210
  • - Research Article

A Convenient Method for Manufacturing TiO2 Electrodes on Titanium Substrates

Wei Qin | Songtao Lu | ... | Song Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 264709
  • - Research Article

Optimization of Recombination Layer in the Tunnel Junction of Amorphous Silicon Thin-Film Tandem Solar Cells

Yang-Shin Lin | Shui-Yang Lien | ... | Shuo-Jen Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 813093
  • - Research Article

Three-Terminal Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells

Cheng-Hung Tai | Chu-Hsuan Lin | ... | Chun-Chieh Lin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2011
  • - Article ID 976063
  • - Research Article

Charge-Carrier Transport in Thin Film Solar Cells: New Formulation

Jesús E. Velazquez-Perez | Yuri G. Gurevich
International Journal of Photoenergy
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