Special Issue "Recent Advances in Silicon Solar Cells"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 1755
2. State Key Laboratory of Robotics and System, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
Interests: silicon solar cell; electronic properties; electrical performance; photocarrier radiometry; photoluminescence; lock-in thermography
Interests: photothermal science and detection; additive manufacturing; green manufacturing
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To meet the global carbon peak and neutrality goals, there is high demand for green energy all over the world. Over recent decades, photovoltaic devices have shown a big potential to obtain electric power from solar irradiation when compared with other sources. Currently, photovoltaic silicon-based technologies are the most used around the world. In particular, the new presence of novel concepts of silicon solar cells such as HJT and TOPcon solar cells with high efficiency enhances this status.
To continually improve the efficiency and stability of silicon solar cells, new methods of designing, manufacturing processes, and inspection methodologies for silicon solar cells are involved. Furthermore, the rapid development of machine learning promotes the detection efficiency and accuracy of defects from silicon-based wafers to cell fabrication and photovoltaic modules based on state-of-the-art imaging tools such as electroluminescence imaging, photoluminescence imaging, lock-in thermography, etc.
The proposed Special Issue covers many of the topics mentioned above. The primary aim of this Special Issue is to provide newly developed advanced progress in the field of silicon solar cells.
It is our pleasure to invite you to submit your original research papers, as well as review papers, within the scope of this Special Issue.
Dr. Peng Song
Prof. Dr. Junyan Liu
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- silicon solar cell
- theoretical models
- electronic properties
- electrical performance
- local performance evaluation methodology
- photocarrier radiometry
- lock-in carrierography/ photoluminescence
- electroluminescence imaging
- lock-in thermography
- automatic defect detection and classification
- reliability diagnosis
- machine learning