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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 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


2013 20th IEEE International Symposium on the Physical and Failure Analysis of Integrated Circuits (IPFA)

Sample Preparation, Metrology and Material Characterization Advanced Failure Analysis Techniques Die-Level / Package-Level Failure Analysis Case Study & Failure Mechanisms Product Reliability Evaluation and ApproachesNovel Device Reliability and Failure MechanismsNovel Gate Stack/Dielectrics and FEOL Reliability and Failure MechanismsAdvanced Interconnects and BEOL Reliability and Failure Mechanisms


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.

  • 2008 IEEE International Integrated Reliability Workshop (IRW)

    The workshop focuses on ensuring device reliability through fabrication, design, testing, characterization and simulation as well as identification of the defects and mechanisms responsible for reliability problems. It provides a unique environment for understanding, developing and sharing reliability technology and test methodology.

  • 2007 IEEE International Integrated Reliability Workshop (IRW)

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

  • 2006 IEEE International Integrated Reliability Workshop (IRW)


2012 47th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC)

A major international forum for the presentation, discussion and exchange of information concerning new trends in electrical power engineering. To become better informed about the latest developments in the field of power engineering.

  • 2010 45th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC)

    The global energy challenge, the ageing of electrical networks in industrial countries, and the extension of the grids in developing countries require significant research effort and the need for talented engineers and innovators is critical to the electrical energy industry. UPEC is an ideal forum to address such issues, and to network and meet experts in these areas


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Periodicals related to Photovoltaic

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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 ...


Electron Devices, IEEE Transactions on

Publishes original and significant contributions relating to the theory, design, performance and reliability of electron devices, including optoelectronics devices, nanoscale devices, solid-state devices, integrated electronic devices, energy sources, power devices, displays, sensors, electro-mechanical devices, quantum devices and electron tubes.


Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of

40% devoted to special issues published in J. Quantum Electronics. Other topics: solid-state lasers, fiber lasers, optical diagnostics for semi-conductor manufacturing, and ultraviolet lasers and applications.


Systems Journal, IEEE

This publication provides a systems-level, focused forum for application-oriented manuscripts that address complex systems and system-of-systems of national and global significance.


Transactions on Sustainable Energy

The IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy is a cross disciplinary and internationally archival journal aimed at disseminating results of research on sustainable energy that relates to, arises from, or deliberately influences energy generation, transmission, distribution and delivery. The journal will publish original research on theories and development on principles of sustainable energy technologies and systems.This journal will cover the following ...



Most published Xplore authors for Photovoltaic

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Xplore Articles related to Photovoltaic

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Understanding energy level alignment in PCDTBT:PC<inf>70</inf>BM solar cells

Erin L. Ratcliff; Andres Garcia; Sarah R. Cowan; Jens Meyer; K. Xerses Steirer; Sergio A. Paniagua; Anthony Giordano; Seth Marder; Neal. R. Armstrong; Antoine Kahn; David Ginley; Dana C. Olson 2012 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 2012

Blended heterojunctions continue to improve in overall efficiency, with current power conversion efficiencies (PCE) at >;7%, with interfaces being a dominating factor in improving PCE. Charge separation is dictated by energetic alignment between the donor and acceptor. Selective interlayers are used to preferentially harvest one charge via either thermodynamic or kinetic pathways. Energetic level alignment between the blend and the ...


Dynamic Stability Analysis of a Hybrid Wave and Photovoltaic Power Generation System Integrated Into a Distribution Power Grid

Li Wang; Quang-Son Vo; Anton V. Prokhorov IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 2017

This paper evaluates the dynamic stability of a hybrid wave and photovoltaic (PV) power generation system integrated into a distribution power grid. The wave power-generation system (WPGS) is simulated by a linear permanent magnet generator driven by an Archimedes wave swing (AWS). The outputs of the WPGS and the PV system are connected to a common dc link through a ...


Network Coordinated Power Point Tracking for Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems

Xudong Wang; Yibo Pi; Wenguang Mao; Hua Huang IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 2014

Maximum power point tracking (MPPT) achieves maximum power output for a photovoltaic (PV) system under various environmental conditions. It significantly improves the energy efficiency of a specific PV system. However, when an increasing number of PV systems are connected to a distribution grid, MPPT poses several risks to the grid: 1) over-voltage problem, i.e., voltage in the distribution grid exceeds ...


Structural Analysis of Longitudinal Si&#x2013;C&#x2013;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. ...


Integration of high sheet resistance homogeneous emitters in a process flow for PERC-type solar cells with Cu contacts

Michel Ngamo; Loic Tous; Emanuele Cornagliotti; Jorg Horzel; Tom Janssens; Richard Russell; Jef Poortmans; Benoit Lombardet 2012 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 2012

This paper presents the results of the integration of a high sheet resistance (120 Ω/sq) homogeneous emitter with an industrial feasible process flow on large area p-type CZ-Si PERC solar cells with plated Ni-Si/Cu front contacts. Focus is put on the junction isolation performed by either applying a mask prior to POCl3 diffusion or by selectively removing the rear side ...


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Understanding energy level alignment in PCDTBT:PC<inf>70</inf>BM solar cells

Erin L. Ratcliff; Andres Garcia; Sarah R. Cowan; Jens Meyer; K. Xerses Steirer; Sergio A. Paniagua; Anthony Giordano; Seth Marder; Neal. R. Armstrong; Antoine Kahn; David Ginley; Dana C. Olson 2012 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 2012

Blended heterojunctions continue to improve in overall efficiency, with current power conversion efficiencies (PCE) at >;7%, with interfaces being a dominating factor in improving PCE. Charge separation is dictated by energetic alignment between the donor and acceptor. Selective interlayers are used to preferentially harvest one charge via either thermodynamic or kinetic pathways. Energetic level alignment between the blend and the ...


Dynamic Stability Analysis of a Hybrid Wave and Photovoltaic Power Generation System Integrated Into a Distribution Power Grid

Li Wang; Quang-Son Vo; Anton V. Prokhorov IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 2017

This paper evaluates the dynamic stability of a hybrid wave and photovoltaic (PV) power generation system integrated into a distribution power grid. The wave power-generation system (WPGS) is simulated by a linear permanent magnet generator driven by an Archimedes wave swing (AWS). The outputs of the WPGS and the PV system are connected to a common dc link through a ...


Network Coordinated Power Point Tracking for Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems

Xudong Wang; Yibo Pi; Wenguang Mao; Hua Huang IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 2014

Maximum power point tracking (MPPT) achieves maximum power output for a photovoltaic (PV) system under various environmental conditions. It significantly improves the energy efficiency of a specific PV system. However, when an increasing number of PV systems are connected to a distribution grid, MPPT poses several risks to the grid: 1) over-voltage problem, i.e., voltage in the distribution grid exceeds ...


Structural Analysis of Longitudinal Si&#x2013;C&#x2013;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. ...


Integration of high sheet resistance homogeneous emitters in a process flow for PERC-type solar cells with Cu contacts

Michel Ngamo; Loic Tous; Emanuele Cornagliotti; Jorg Horzel; Tom Janssens; Richard Russell; Jef Poortmans; Benoit Lombardet 2012 38th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 2012

This paper presents the results of the integration of a high sheet resistance (120 Ω/sq) homogeneous emitter with an industrial feasible process flow on large area p-type CZ-Si PERC solar cells with plated Ni-Si/Cu front contacts. Focus is put on the junction isolation performed by either applying a mask prior to POCl3 diffusion or by selectively removing the rear side ...


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  • Background and Current Status

    Significant research efforts are underway to develop commercially viable, technically feasible, highly efficient, and highly reliable power converters for renewable energy, electric transportation, and various industrial applications. This chapter presents state-of-the-art knowledge and cutting- edge techniques in various stages of research related to impedance source converters/inverters, including the concepts, advantages compared to existing technology, classification, current status, and future trends. Electric power generation comprises traditional power generation, such as hydroelectric, thermal and nuclear power production, and renewable energy sources, which already has a large penetration joined by photovoltaic (PV) and wind energy. In applications that need to boost the voltage, the Z-source converter is a possibility. Power electronics is the enabling technology for the energy processing necessary for electronic and electrical equipment of all types, from renewable energy to power systems, from house appliances to aerospace systems. New power electronic devices, such as the SiC and GaN, will definitely improve the Z-source converters performance.

  • Appendix D: Timeline of Major Market-Forming Policies

    The development and deployment of cleaner energy technologies have become globalized phenomena. Yet despite the fact that energy-related goods account for more than ten percent of international trade, policy makers, academics, and the business community perceive barriers to the global diffusion of these emerging technologies. Experts point to problems including intellectual property concerns, trade barriers, and developing countries' limited access to technology and funding. In this book, Kelly Gallagher uses analysis and case studies from China's solar photovoltaic, gas turbine, advanced battery, and coal gasification industries to examine both barriers and incentives in clean energy technology transfer. Gallagher finds that the barriers are not as daunting as many assume; these technologies already cross borders through foreign direct investment, licensing, joint R&D;, and other channels. She shows that intellectual property infringement is not as widespread as business leaders fear and can be managed, and that firms in developing countries show considerable resourcefulness in acquiring technology legally. She finds that financing does present an obstacle, especially when new cleaner technologies compete with entrenched, polluting, and often government-subsidized traditional technologies. But the biggest single barrier, she finds, is the failure of government to provide sensible policy incentives. The case studies show how government, through market-formation policy, can unleash global market forces. Gallagher's findings have theoretical significance as well; she proposes a new model of global technology diffusion that casts doubt on aspects of technology transfer theory.

  • PV Array Modeling at Cell Level under Non???homogeneous Conditions

    When the photovoltaic (PV) string is simulated at a module level, it is assumed that the irradiation level received by all the cells in the module is the same, and also that those cells are perfectly equal in terms of parameters. Unfortunately, PV string modeling level does not allow the reverse behavior of the cells to be examined, it is perhaps the best compromise between accuracy and computation speed, but it does not account for the hot???spot phenomena that the cells might be subject to in some operating conditions. The cell model must therefore be improved so that it takes into account cell behavior at negative voltage values. The subcell model should be useful for lowering the granularity level of the representation, thus allowing it to describe if a single cell is affected by a partial shadowing or not. The objective is to achieve a simulation of such operating conditions by an equivalent circuit model.

  • Generation

    Power plants produce electrical energy on a real???time basis. Power generation plants produce the electrical energy that is ultimately delivered to consumers through transmission lines, substations, and distribution lines. Generation plants or power plants consist of three???phase generator(s), the prime mover, and the energy source to serve as the generator's prime mover, control room, and substation. This chapter discusses the more common types of energy resources used to generate electricity that includes steam turbines, hydro turbines, combustion turbines and renewable energy. Fossil fuel power plants use steam turbines that burn coal, oil, natural gas, or just about any combustible material as the fuel resource. Wind generation has increased in popularity and technology has improved tremendously over the last decade. Solar energy comes in two general categories; solar reflective (mirrors) and solar photovoltaic (panels). Both forms of solar energy production are environmentally friendly as they produce no pollution and considered renewable energy resources.

  • Frontmatter

    The prelims comprise: Half-Title Page Title Page Copyright Page Table of Contents About the Authors Preface Acknowledgements

  • Appendix E: Abbreviations

    The development and deployment of cleaner energy technologies have become globalized phenomena. Yet despite the fact that energy-related goods account for more than ten percent of international trade, policy makers, academics, and the business community perceive barriers to the global diffusion of these emerging technologies. Experts point to problems including intellectual property concerns, trade barriers, and developing countries' limited access to technology and funding. In this book, Kelly Gallagher uses analysis and case studies from China's solar photovoltaic, gas turbine, advanced battery, and coal gasification industries to examine both barriers and incentives in clean energy technology transfer. Gallagher finds that the barriers are not as daunting as many assume; these technologies already cross borders through foreign direct investment, licensing, joint R&D;, and other channels. She shows that intellectual property infringement is not as widespread as business leaders fear and can be managed, and that firms in developing countries show considerable resourcefulness in acquiring technology legally. She finds that financing does present an obstacle, especially when new cleaner technologies compete with entrenched, polluting, and often government-subsidized traditional technologies. But the biggest single barrier, she finds, is the failure of government to provide sensible policy incentives. The case studies show how government, through market-formation policy, can unleash global market forces. Gallagher's findings have theoretical significance as well; she proposes a new model of global technology diffusion that casts doubt on aspects of technology transfer theory.

  • Modeling the PV Power Conversion Chain

    The DC/DC converter influences the system performance through three effects. The first effect is related to the efficiency and voltage???conversion ratio of the DC/DC converter. The second effect is the high???frequency ripple produced by the switching operation of the DC/DC converter at the source terminals. The third effect is related to the low???frequency dynamics introduced by the capacitors and inductors of the DC/DC converter in the photovoltaic (PV) power???conversion chain. This chapter examines these effects from the PV source point of view. The analyses are illustrated by considering module integrated units (MlUs), which are composed of a single PV module and the associated DC/DC converter. The operation of a MIU involves few variables in comparison with large PV arrays, so the illustration of the proposed analyses is simpler. The chapter introduces additional examples concerning MlUs, based on different DC/DC converters and covering boost, buck, and buck???boost topologies.

  • Energy StoragePower Storage Super Capacitors

    This chapter contains sections titled: Energy Storage and the Future for Renewable Energy Sources Advantages of Energy Storage Factors for Choosing Type and Rating of a Storage System Nature of Support by Electricity Storage Systems Load Density, Short-Circuit Capacity, and Storage of Energy Photovoltaic Energy - PV Energy in Residential Applications Maximum PV Penetration and Maximum Allowable Storage go Hand in Hand Planning the Size of a Store for PV Inclusion in a Distribution System Types of Storage Devices for PV Systems Wind Energy Storage Technologies Determining the Size Storage for Wind Power Control Modes for Stores and WTG Energy Rating of Stores Categories of Energy Storages Appendix 16-1 A Supercapacitor References

  • Index

    The development and deployment of cleaner energy technologies have become globalized phenomena. Yet despite the fact that energy-related goods account for more than ten percent of international trade, policy makers, academics, and the business community perceive barriers to the global diffusion of these emerging technologies. Experts point to problems including intellectual property concerns, trade barriers, and developing countries' limited access to technology and funding. In this book, Kelly Gallagher uses analysis and case studies from China's solar photovoltaic, gas turbine, advanced battery, and coal gasification industries to examine both barriers and incentives in clean energy technology transfer. Gallagher finds that the barriers are not as daunting as many assume; these technologies already cross borders through foreign direct investment, licensing, joint R&D;, and other channels. She shows that intellectual property infringement is not as widespread as business leaders fear and can be managed, and that firms in developing countries show considerable resourcefulness in acquiring technology legally. She finds that financing does present an obstacle, especially when new cleaner technologies compete with entrenched, polluting, and often government-subsidized traditional technologies. But the biggest single barrier, she finds, is the failure of government to provide sensible policy incentives. The case studies show how government, through market-formation policy, can unleash global market forces. Gallagher's findings have theoretical significance as well; she proposes a new model of global technology diffusion that casts doubt on aspects of technology transfer theory.

  • 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



Standards related to Photovoltaic

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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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