Special Issue "Recent Advances in Thin-Film Solar Cells"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 November 2023) | Viewed by 1123
Interests: kesterite; compound semiconductors; interface engineering; optoelectronics; photovoltaics
Interests: material science; thin film solar cells; tandem solar cells; kesterits; CZTSSe
Interests: thin film solar cells; integrated PV modules and systems (BIPV, VIPV, RIPV)
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Society is shifting towards renewable energy generation to minimize greenhouse gas emissions for better environmental conditions. Among all the renewable energy sources (wind, water, solar, etc.), photovoltaic (PV) technology is a promising approach to harvesting solar energy into electricity. Various types of photovoltaic technologies have been developed, among which thin-film solar cells (TFSCs) have achieved significant success among all other photovoltaic technologies because of their low processing cost, flexibility, and eco-friendly nature. This Special Issue will cover recent advancements in thin-film solar cells based on various absorber materials, associated issues, and their prospects.
Photovoltaics are a nearly unlimited and ultimate resource of natural and green power for the Earth. Thus, the effort towards developing highly efficient thin-film solar cells, which is a probable solution to the most demanding environmental and economic concerns, is of extreme importance. The recent progress in thin-film solar cell (TFSC) technologies has broadened the possibility to employ eco-friendly photovoltaic (PV) technology for solar energy harvesting. Various types of photovoltaic technologies have been developed, among which thin-film solar cells have gained a significant place among other photovoltaic technologies. This Special Issue will cover new topics that have arisen with the recent development of thin-film solar cell technologies. We welcome research and review papers, both experimental and theoretical, in areas concerning the development of highly efficient thin-film photovoltaics, as well as in associated fields.
Dr. Kuldeep Singh Gour
Dr. Vijay Chandrakant Karade
Prof. Dr. Jaeho Yun
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- thin-film solar cells
- bifacial solar cells
- perovskite solar cells
- indoor photovoltaics (IPVs)
- optical/electrical properties
- defects and stability of photovoltaics
- chalcogenide-based absorber materials
- building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV)
- emerging photovoltaic absorber materials
- tandem/multijunction thin-film solar cells
- colloidal quantum dot-based photovoltaics
- CIS, CIGS, CZTS, Sb2Se3, SnS, SnSe, Cu2SnS3
- transparent conductive oxides, protective, and anti-reflective coatings