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Photovoltaics (PV) is a method of generating electrical power by converting solar radiation into direct current electricity using semiconductors that exhibit the photovoltaic effect. (Wikipedia.org)






Conferences related to Photovoltaics

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2015 IEEE International Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS)

Sharing information related to cause, effects and solutions in the deign and manufacture of electronics and related components


2014 IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE)

Control Systems & ApplicationsPower ElectronicsSignal Processing & Computational IntelligenceRobotics & MechatronicsSensors, Actuators & System IntegrationElectrical Machines & DrivesFactory Automation & Industrial InformaticsEmerging Technologies

  • 2012 IEEE 21st International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE)

    IEEE-ISIE is the largest summer conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, which is an international forum for presentation and discussion of the state of art in Industrial Electronics and related areas.

  • 2011 IEEE 20th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE)

    Industrial electronics, power electronics, power converters, electrical machines and drives, signal processing, computational intelligence, mechatronics, robotics, telecommuniction, power systems, renewable energy, factory automation, industrial informatics.

  • 2010 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE 2010)

    Application of electronics and electrical sciences for the enhancement of industrial and manufacturing processes. Latest developments in intelligent and computer control systems, robotics, factory communications and automation, flexible manufacturing, data acquisition and signal processing, vision systems, and power electronics.

  • 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE 2009)

    The purpose of the IEEE international conference is to provide a forum for presentation and discussion of the state-of art of Industrial Electronics and related areas.


2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)

The PVSC is a technical conference dedicated to the science and application of photovoltaics for solar electricity generation. Technical Program Areas: 1. Fundamentals and New Concepts for Future Technologies 2. Thin Film Polycrystalline Photovoltaics 3. III-V and Concentrator Technologies 4. Crystalline Silicon Technologies 5. Thin Film Silicon Based PV Technologies 6. Organic Photovoltaics 7. Space Technologies 8. Characterization and Measurement Methods 9. PV Modules and Manufacturing 10. PV Systems and Applications 11. PV Velocity Forum


2014 IEEE 45th Semiconductor Interface Specialists Conference (SISC)

The SISC provides a unique forum for device engineers, solid-state physicists, and materials scientists to discuss issues of common interest. Principal topics for discussion at SISC are semiconductor/insulator interfaces, the physics of insulating thin films, and the interaction among materials science, device physics, and state-of-the-art technology.


2013 IEEE International Integrated Reliability Workshop (IIRW)

We invite you to submit a presentation proposal that addresses any semiconductor related reliability issue, including the following topics: resistive memories, high-k and nitrided SiO2 gate dielectrics, reliability assessment of novel devices, III-V, SOI, emerging memory technologies, transistor reliability including hot carriers and NBTI/PBTI, root cause defects (physical mechanisms and simulations), Cu interconnects and low-k dielectrics, impact of transistor degradation on circuit reliability, designing-in reliability (products, circuits,systems, processes), customer product reliability requirements / manufacturer reliability tasks, waferlevel reliability tests (test approaches and reliability test structures), reliability modeling and simulation,optoelectronics, and single event upsets.

  • 2012 IEEE International Integrated Reliability Workshop (IIRW)

    The IRW focuses on ensuring electronic device reliability through fabrication, design, testing, characterization, and simulation, as well as identification of the defects and physical mechanisms responsible for reliability problems.

  • 2011 IEEE International Integrated Reliability Workshop (IIRW)

    The IRW focuses on ensuring electronic device reliability through fabrication, design, testing, characterization, and simulation, as well as identification of the defects and physical mechanisms responsible for reliability problems through tutorials, paper presentations, discussion groups and special interest groups.

  • 2010 IEEE International Integrated Reliability Workshop (IIRW)

    The Integrated Reliability Workshop focuses on ensuring electronic device reliability through fabrication, design, testing, characterization, and simulation, as well as identification of the defects and physical mechanisms responsible for reliability problems. Through tutorials, discussion groups, special interest groups, and the informal format of the technical program, a unique environment is provided for understanding, developing, and sharing reliability technology and test methodology for present and f

  • 2009 IEEE International Integrated Reliability Workshop (IRW)

    Semiconductor Reliability in general; and Wafer Level Reliability in specific. Covering areas like (but not limited to): Design-in Reliability, reliability characterization, deep sub-micron transistor and circuit reliability, customer reliability requirements, wafer level reliability tests, and reliability root cause analysis, etc.


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Periodicals related to Photovoltaics

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Advanced Packaging, IEEE Transactions on

The IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging has its focus on the modeling, design, and analysis of advanced electronic, photonic, sensors, and MEMS packaging.


Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, IEEE

The IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine publishes articles concerned with the various aspects of systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments.


Components and Packaging Technologies, IEEE Transactions on

Component parts, hybrid microelectronics, materials, packaging techniques, and manufacturing technology.


Device and Materials Reliability, IEEE Transactions on

Provides leading edge information that is critical to the creation of reliable electronic devices and materials, and a focus for interdisciplinary communication in the state of the art of reliability of electronic devices, and the materials used in their manufacture. It focuses on the reliability of electronic, optical, and magnetic devices, and microsystems; the materials and processes used in the ...


Electronics Packaging Manufacturing, IEEE Transactions on

Design for manufacturability, cost and process modeling, process control and automation, factory analysis and improvement, information systems, statistical methods, environmentally-friendly processing, and computer-integrated manufacturing for the production of electronic assemblies, products, and systems.


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Most published Xplore authors for Photovoltaics

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Xplore Articles related to Photovoltaics

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Development of low-bandgap Ge and Si<sub>0.07</sub>Ge<sub>0.93</sub> solar cells for monolithic and mechanically-stacked cascade applications

R. Venkatasubramanian; M. L. Timmons; R. T. Pickett; T. S. Colpitts; J. S. Hils; J. A. Hutchby; P. A. Hes; C. L. Chu IEEE Conference on Photovoltaic Specialists, 1990

Ge and Si0.07Ge0.93 materials are suitable for cascade solar cell applications in tandem with ~1.6 eV top cells in 1- and 100-sun space photovoltaic arrays. Ge homojunction cell performance, measured undo Spectrolab XT-10 and Hoffman simulators, is presented. Short-circuit current densities of as much as 70.5 mA/cm2 have been measured under the XT-10, suggesting excellent photocollection from the epitaxially grown ...


Synchronisation mechanism and interfaces design of multi-FPGA-based real-time simulator for microgrids

Peng Li; Zhiying Wang; Chengshan Wang; Xiaopeng Fu; Hao Yu; Liwei Wang IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, 2017

Real-time simulation of a microgrid involving massive high-frequency power electronic converters, various distributed generators and energy storage systems is computationally demanding. Due to the prominent computing resources and high speed communication, field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) can be used together to realise the real-time simulation of a microgrid. For a complete multi-FPGA-based real-time simulator, interfaces are essential to communicate with ...


Synchrophasors for island detection

M. Ropp; S. Perlenfein; D. Joshi; C. Mettler; M. Mills-Price; M. Scharf; K. Gubba Ravikumar; G. Zweigle 2012 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 2012

Detection and prevention of unintentional islands powered by distributed generators like photovoltaics remains a key concern of utility protection engineers, especially in high-penetration and grid-support environments. These evolving circumstances dictate that new island detection tools are needed. Synchrophasors are highly promising in this regard, but some in the community remain skeptical about them due to costs. This paper discusses synchrophasors, ...


Advantages and challenges of DC microgrid for commercial building a case study from Xiamen university DC microgrid

Fengyan Zhang; Chao Meng; Yun Yang; Chunpeng Sun; Chengcheng Ji; Ying Chen; Wen Wei; Hemei Qiu; Gang Yang 2015 IEEE First International Conference on DC Microgrids (ICDCM), 2015

This paper discussed the advantages and challenges of DC microgrid for commercial building. The data obtained from the DC microgrid constructed at Xiamen University shows that DC microgrid with rooftop solar system is an efficient way to power varies DC loads inside the building. The capacity of the solar system on the rooftop normally will be enough to power the ...


Sensitivity Analysis of Industrial Multicrystalline PERC Silicon Solar Cells by Means of 3-D Device Simulation and Metamodeling

Matthias Müller; Pietro P. Altermatt; Hannes Wagner; Gerd Fischer IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 2014

How successfully an improved solar cell concept is transferred to mass production depends not only on the realized cell efficiency, but crucially on the stability of the fabrication process, i.e., on the distribution of the current-voltage (I-V) parameters. To model such distributions, we use three- dimensional (3-D) full-size device simulations of passivated emitter and rear cells (PERCs). The number of ...


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Educational Resources on Photovoltaics

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Development of low-bandgap Ge and Si<sub>0.07</sub>Ge<sub>0.93</sub> solar cells for monolithic and mechanically-stacked cascade applications

R. Venkatasubramanian; M. L. Timmons; R. T. Pickett; T. S. Colpitts; J. S. Hils; J. A. Hutchby; P. A. Hes; C. L. Chu IEEE Conference on Photovoltaic Specialists, 1990

Ge and Si0.07Ge0.93 materials are suitable for cascade solar cell applications in tandem with ~1.6 eV top cells in 1- and 100-sun space photovoltaic arrays. Ge homojunction cell performance, measured undo Spectrolab XT-10 and Hoffman simulators, is presented. Short-circuit current densities of as much as 70.5 mA/cm2 have been measured under the XT-10, suggesting excellent photocollection from the epitaxially grown ...


Synchronisation mechanism and interfaces design of multi-FPGA-based real-time simulator for microgrids

Peng Li; Zhiying Wang; Chengshan Wang; Xiaopeng Fu; Hao Yu; Liwei Wang IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution, 2017

Real-time simulation of a microgrid involving massive high-frequency power electronic converters, various distributed generators and energy storage systems is computationally demanding. Due to the prominent computing resources and high speed communication, field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) can be used together to realise the real-time simulation of a microgrid. For a complete multi-FPGA-based real-time simulator, interfaces are essential to communicate with ...


Synchrophasors for island detection

M. Ropp; S. Perlenfein; D. Joshi; C. Mettler; M. Mills-Price; M. Scharf; K. Gubba Ravikumar; G. Zweigle 2012 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 2012

Detection and prevention of unintentional islands powered by distributed generators like photovoltaics remains a key concern of utility protection engineers, especially in high-penetration and grid-support environments. These evolving circumstances dictate that new island detection tools are needed. Synchrophasors are highly promising in this regard, but some in the community remain skeptical about them due to costs. This paper discusses synchrophasors, ...


Advantages and challenges of DC microgrid for commercial building a case study from Xiamen university DC microgrid

Fengyan Zhang; Chao Meng; Yun Yang; Chunpeng Sun; Chengcheng Ji; Ying Chen; Wen Wei; Hemei Qiu; Gang Yang 2015 IEEE First International Conference on DC Microgrids (ICDCM), 2015

This paper discussed the advantages and challenges of DC microgrid for commercial building. The data obtained from the DC microgrid constructed at Xiamen University shows that DC microgrid with rooftop solar system is an efficient way to power varies DC loads inside the building. The capacity of the solar system on the rooftop normally will be enough to power the ...


Sensitivity Analysis of Industrial Multicrystalline PERC Silicon Solar Cells by Means of 3-D Device Simulation and Metamodeling

Matthias Müller; Pietro P. Altermatt; Hannes Wagner; Gerd Fischer IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 2014

How successfully an improved solar cell concept is transferred to mass production depends not only on the realized cell efficiency, but crucially on the stability of the fabrication process, i.e., on the distribution of the current-voltage (I-V) parameters. To model such distributions, we use three- dimensional (3-D) full-size device simulations of passivated emitter and rear cells (PERCs). The number of ...


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IEEE-USA E-Books

  • Charged Quantum Dots for High-Efficiency Photovoltaics and IR Sensing

    This chapter contains sections titled: Introduction 3D Nanoscale Potential Profile in Q-BIC Structures Photoelectron Kinetics in Q-BIC Structures Q-BIC Solar cells and IR Detectors Conclusions

  • Bibliography

    "The first 30 pages of theis typewritten book are generally useful as a timely, concise, well-documented statement of energy sources and expected energy usage in the U.S. to the year 2000. The rest of the book... deals with the use of solar energy through photovoltaic conversion. The principles of energy band structure of solids, the state of the art in photovoltaic conversion, economic considerations, and business opportunities are each discussed; extensive references and a bibliography are provided."-- AAAS Science Books & Films

  • Index

    "The first 30 pages of theis typewritten book are generally useful as a timely, concise, well-documented statement of energy sources and expected energy usage in the U.S. to the year 2000. The rest of the book... deals with the use of solar energy through photovoltaic conversion. The principles of energy band structure of solids, the state of the art in photovoltaic conversion, economic considerations, and business opportunities are each discussed; extensive references and a bibliography are provided."-- AAAS Science Books & Films

  • Principles of Photovoltaic Energy Conversion

    This chapter contains sections titled: Materials and Solid State Mechanisms, Spectral Considerations, Efficiency

  • Expected Energy Usage in the United States to the Year 2000

    This chapter contains sections titled: Introduction, Energy Demand, Energy Supply

  • State-Of-The-Art in Photovoltaic Conversion Technology

    This chapter contains sections titled: Silicon Cells, Cadmium Sulfide-Cuprous Sulfide, Other Photovoltaic Materials, Possibilities for Technological Advancement and Cost Reduction, Storage of Electrical Energy

  • Business Opportunities and the Development of Photovoltaic Energy Conversion Systems

    This chapter contains section titled: Summary and Predictions

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    The world energy demand has been increasing in a rapid manner with the increase of population and rising standard of living. The world population has nearly doubled in the last 40 years from 3.7 billion people to the present 7 billion people. It is anticipated that world population will grow towards 8 billion around 2030. Furthermore, the conventional fossil fuel supplies become unsustainable as the energy demand in emerging big economies such as China and India would rise tremendously where the China will increase its energy demand by 75% and India by 100% in the next 25 years. With dwindling natural resources, many countries throughout the world have increasingly invested in renewable resources such as photovoltaics (PV) and wind. The world has seen immense growth in global photovoltaic power generation over the last few decades. For example, in Australia, renewable resources represented nearly 15% of total power generation in 2013. Among renewable resources, solar and wind account or 38% of generation. In near future, energy in the domestic and industrial sector will become ""ubiquitous"" where consumers would have multiple sources to get their energy. Another such prediction is that co- location of solar and electrical storage will see a rapid growth in global domestic and industrial sectors; conventional power companies, which dominate the electricity market, will face increasing challenges in maintaining their incumbent business models. The efficiency, reliability and cost-effectiveness of the power converters used to interface PV panels to the mains grid and other types of off-grid loads are of major concern in the process of system design. This book describes state-of-the-art power electronic converter topologies used in various PV power conversion schemes. This book aims to provide a reader with a wide variety of topologies applied in different circumstances so that the reader would be able to make an educated choice for a given application.

  • Solar Energay as a Resource

    "The first 30 pages of theis typewritten book are generally useful as a timely, concise, well-documented statement of energy sources and expected energy usage in the U.S. to the year 2000. The rest of the book... deals with the use of solar energy through photovoltaic conversion. The principles of energy band structure of solids, the state of the art in photovoltaic conversion, economic considerations, and business opportunities are each discussed; extensive references and a bibliography are provided."-- AAAS Science Books & Films

  • Front Matter

    This chapter contains sections titled: Half Title, Title, Copyright, Contents, Illustrations, Preface



Standards related to Photovoltaics

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IEEE Guide for Array and Battery Sizing in Stand-Alone Photovoltaic (PV) Systems

This guide provides information to assist in sizing the array and battery of a stand-alone photovoltaic system. Systems considered in this guide consist of PV as the only power source and a battery for energy storage. These systems also commonly employ controls to protect the battery from being over- or undercharged, and may employ a power conversion subsystem (inverter or ...


IEEE Guide for Selection, Charging, Test and Evaluation of Lead-Acid Batteries Used in Stand-Alone Photovoltaic (PV) Systems

This guide contains a tutorial on lead-acid battery technology, battery charging characteristics, and a laboratory test procedure to evaluate charge parameters and battery performance. The information on lead-acid battery designs and environmental characteristics is provided to help the PV system designer make appropriate battery decisions. PV system parameters and operating conditions are discussed. Charging parameters related to PV systems are ...


IEEE Guide for Test and Evaluation of Lead-Acid Batteries Used in Photovoltaic (PV) Hybrid Power Systems

This guide contains a field test procedure for lead-acid batteries used in PV hybrid power systems. Battery charging parameters are discussed with respect to PV hybrid power systems. The field test procedure is intended to verify the battery’s operating setpoints and battery performance. Discussion on how to interpret test results is also included. This guide is applicable to all PV ...


IEEE Recommended Practice for Installation and Maintenance of Lead-Acid Batteries for Photovoltaic (PV) Systems

This recommended practice provides design considerations and procedures for storage, location, mounting, ventilation, assembly, and maintenance of lead-acid secondary batteries for photovoltaic (PV) power systems. Safety precautions and instrumentation considerations are also included. While this document gives general recommended practices, battery manufacturers may provide specific instructions for battery installation and maintenance.


IEEE Recommended Practice for Sizing Lead-Acid Batteries for Stand-Alone Photovoltaic (PV) Systems

This recommended practice describes a method for sizing both vented and valve-regulated lead-acid batteries in stand-alone PV systems. Installation, maintenance, safety, testing procedures, and consideration of battery types other than lead-acid are beyond the scope of this recommended practice. Sizing batteries for hybrid and grid-connected PV systems is beyond the scope of this recommended practice. Recommended practices for the remainder ...


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