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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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Perspectives and opportunities in polycrystalline thin-film photovoltaic technologies

K. Zweibel; H. S. Ullal; B. G. von Roedern; R. Noufi; T. J. Coutts; M. M. Al-Jassim Conference Record of the Twenty Third IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - 1993 (Cat. No.93CH3283-9), 1993

The last 2 years have seen great turmoil in photovoltaics (PV) in general and in polycrystalline thin films (PTF) in particular. Companies have left the field (e.g., AMETEK) or sustained delays or major reorganizations (Siemens Solar, Boeing); others (ACX Technologies, Energy Photovoltaics, Martin Marietta, Solar Cells, Inc. and Solarex) have entered it, and some others (Photon Energy, now Golden Photon) ...


Power Electronics and Control of Renewable Energy Systems

F. Iov; M. Ciobotaru; D. Sera; R. Teodorescu; F. Blaabjerg 2007 7th International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems, 2007

The global electrical energy consumption is still rising and there is a demand to double the power capacity within 20 years. The production, distribution and use of energy should be as technological efficient as possible and incentives to save energy at the end-user should also be set up. Deregulation of energy has in the past lowered the investment in larger ...


Sustainable development using renewable energy to boost aquaponics food production in needy communities

Fareed Ismail; Jasson Gryzagoridis 2016 International Conference on the Industrial and Commercial Use of Energy (ICUE), 2016

It is a well-known fact that stand alone photovoltaic systems operate inefficiently due to overheating or once the batteries reach their charged capacity excess energy is dumped. More efficient use of such systems is required to make this technology more affordable which led to the development of the Modular Solar Powered Aquaponics System (MSPAS). MSPAS makes use of solar energy ...


Structural Analysis of Longitudinal Si–C–N Precipitates in Multicrystalline Silicon

Stefan Köstner; Angelika Hähnel; Rajmund Mokso; Horst Blumtritt; Peter Werner IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 2013

During crystallization of multicrystalline silicon, carbon-rich liquid-solid phase-boundary layers appear, resulting in precipitation of n-type conductive Si-C-N filaments. We present an in-depth structural analysis of distinct types of filaments to support modeling of their growth. Phase-contrast microtomography down to the submicron level is used to study morphology and seeding of precipitates while still embedded in fully functional solar cell samples. ...


CIS thin film development and production status at Shell Solar, May 2003

D. E. Tarrant; R. R. Gay; V. Probst; F. H. Karg 3rd World Conference onPhotovoltaic Energy Conversion, 2003. Proceedings of, 2003

Multinary Cu(In,Ga)(Se,S)/sub 2/ absorbers are promising candidates for reducing the cost of photovoltaics well below the cost of crystalline silicon. Production rates at Shell Solar have now exceeded 1 MW/year. At the same time overall yield (for the entire production line) has reached 85%. This paper surveys the present status of CIS production, options for further scale-up and second generation ...


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Perspectives and opportunities in polycrystalline thin-film photovoltaic technologies

K. Zweibel; H. S. Ullal; B. G. von Roedern; R. Noufi; T. J. Coutts; M. M. Al-Jassim Conference Record of the Twenty Third IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - 1993 (Cat. No.93CH3283-9), 1993

The last 2 years have seen great turmoil in photovoltaics (PV) in general and in polycrystalline thin films (PTF) in particular. Companies have left the field (e.g., AMETEK) or sustained delays or major reorganizations (Siemens Solar, Boeing); others (ACX Technologies, Energy Photovoltaics, Martin Marietta, Solar Cells, Inc. and Solarex) have entered it, and some others (Photon Energy, now Golden Photon) ...


Power Electronics and Control of Renewable Energy Systems

F. Iov; M. Ciobotaru; D. Sera; R. Teodorescu; F. Blaabjerg 2007 7th International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems, 2007

The global electrical energy consumption is still rising and there is a demand to double the power capacity within 20 years. The production, distribution and use of energy should be as technological efficient as possible and incentives to save energy at the end-user should also be set up. Deregulation of energy has in the past lowered the investment in larger ...


Sustainable development using renewable energy to boost aquaponics food production in needy communities

Fareed Ismail; Jasson Gryzagoridis 2016 International Conference on the Industrial and Commercial Use of Energy (ICUE), 2016

It is a well-known fact that stand alone photovoltaic systems operate inefficiently due to overheating or once the batteries reach their charged capacity excess energy is dumped. More efficient use of such systems is required to make this technology more affordable which led to the development of the Modular Solar Powered Aquaponics System (MSPAS). MSPAS makes use of solar energy ...


Structural Analysis of Longitudinal Si–C–N Precipitates in Multicrystalline Silicon

Stefan Köstner; Angelika Hähnel; Rajmund Mokso; Horst Blumtritt; Peter Werner IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, 2013

During crystallization of multicrystalline silicon, carbon-rich liquid-solid phase-boundary layers appear, resulting in precipitation of n-type conductive Si-C-N filaments. We present an in-depth structural analysis of distinct types of filaments to support modeling of their growth. Phase-contrast microtomography down to the submicron level is used to study morphology and seeding of precipitates while still embedded in fully functional solar cell samples. ...


CIS thin film development and production status at Shell Solar, May 2003

D. E. Tarrant; R. R. Gay; V. Probst; F. H. Karg 3rd World Conference onPhotovoltaic Energy Conversion, 2003. Proceedings of, 2003

Multinary Cu(In,Ga)(Se,S)/sub 2/ absorbers are promising candidates for reducing the cost of photovoltaics well below the cost of crystalline silicon. Production rates at Shell Solar have now exceeded 1 MW/year. At the same time overall yield (for the entire production line) has reached 85%. This paper surveys the present status of CIS production, options for further scale-up and second generation ...


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IEEE-USA E-Books

  • Photovoltaic Devices

    The history and advancement of solar cell device technology has been remarkable due to the tremendous advances in solar energy conversion efficiency and the breadth of materials used in photovoltaics. Never has the timing been more important than now for this clean and abundant energy source to become a major, if not dominant component of humankind's energy resource. This chapter provides an historical review from the early days of photovoltaic research and development to the present day in which efficiencies exceeding 40% have been widely demonstrated, silicon photovoltaics have produced performance close to theoretical boundaries for that material system, polycrystalline thin films on inexpensive substrates are en route to economic viability, and nanostructure-enabled physics is being adapted for use in new generations of photovoltaic technologies.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Front Matter

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

  • 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

  • Silicon Photovoltaics: Accelerating to Grid Parity

    This chapter contains sections titled: Introduction The Case for PV Basic C-Si PV Cell and Cost Per Watt Trends The Evolution of C-Si Technology Market Implications of C-Si Roadmap Opportunities

  • 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

  • Photovoltaics Energy from Sand

    This chapter contains sections titled: Structure and Function Production of Solar Cells - from Sand to Cell Photovoltaic Systems - Networks and Islands Planning and Design Economics Ecology Photovoltaic Markets Outlook and Development Potential

  • 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

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

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



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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