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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


2012 13th IEEE Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (ITherm)

The scientific and engineering exploration of thermal, thermomechanical and emerging technology issues associated with electronic devices, packages and systems.

  • 2010 12th IEEE Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems (ITherm)

    ITherm 2010 is an international conference for scientific and engineering exploration of thermal, thermomechanical and emerging technology issues associated with electronic devices, packages and systems. ITherm 2010 will be held along with the 60th Electronic Components and Technology Conference, a premier electronic packaging conference. In additon to paper and poster presentations and vendor exhibits, ITherm 2008 will include panel discussions, keynote lectures by prominent speakers...


2012 2nd International Conference on Advances in Computational Tools for Engineering Applications (ACTEA)

The 2nd international ACTEA 12 conference will be held at Notre Dame University in Zouk Mosbeh (18 km north of Beirut), during the week of July 11-13, 2012. The benefits of using computer simulations in production and research are indisputable, and involve more efficient utilization of resources and its resulting cost saving. The program of the conference ACTEA'12 aims at bringing together researchers and companies, and providing a common platform for researchers and engineers involved in computational tools to advance the state of knowledge by sharing research results and pioneering views about recent trends and developments.


2012 IEEE 9th International Conference on Group IV Photonics (GFP)

The IEEE International Conference on Group IV Photonics (GFP) represents a major international forum to present and discuss recent research advances of photonic devices and materials based on group IV elements, and highlights the developments in Silicon Photonics. GPF 2012 is the ninth in a series which began in Hong Kong in 2004, and was hosted in rotation among Europe, North America and Asia. GPF 2012 will be held in San Diego, California from 29-31 August 2012.

  • 2011 IEEE 8th International Conference on Group IV Photonics (GFP)

    The IEEE International Conference on Group IV Photonics (GFP) represents a major international forum to present and discuss recent research advances of photonic devices and materials based on group IV elements, and highlights the developments in Silicon Photonics. GPF 2011 is the 8th in a series which began in Hong Kong in 2004, and was hosted in rotation among Europe, North America and Asia. GFP 2011 will be held in London, from 14 to 16 September 2011.

  • 2010 7th IEEE International Conference on Group IV Photonics (GFP)

    The 7th Annual IEEE Conference on Group IV Photonics (GFP'10) will be held 1-3 September 2010 at the Friendship Hotel,Beijing, China. It represents a major international forum to present and discuss recent research results on the development of Si-based photonic materials and devices for the electronic\\photonic convergence which is needed to build the next platform for the new information age. Applications span from optical interconnects to medical devices, from novel concepts in solar cells to optical micr


2010 3rd International Symposium on Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ISEEE)

The symposium is intended as an international forum where an effective exchange of knowledge and experience amongst researchers active in various theoretical and applied areas of electrical and electronics engineering, power electronics and telecommunications can take place.


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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.


Plasma Science, IEEE Transactions on

Plasma science and engineering, including: magnetofluid dynamics and thermionics; plasma dynamics; gaseous electronics and arc technology; controlled thermonuclear fusion; electron, ion, and plasma sources; space plasmas; high-current relativistic electron beams; laser-plasma interactions; diagnostics; plasma chemistry and colloidal and solid-state plasmas.


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.


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 ...



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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 ...


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 ...


Enhancing the efficiency of photovoltaic solar cells with photonic nanostructures

Georgios Veronis; Changjun Min; Christopher H. Granier; Jonathan P. Dowling IEEE Photonics Conference 2012, 2012

We demonstrate that periodic metallic gratings can greatly enhance the optical absorption efficiency of thin-film solar cells. We also introduce aperiodic multilayer structures with highly directional absorptivity for both polarizations for solar thermophotovoltaic systems.


Progress in adapting inverted metamorphic solar cell technology for terrestrial concentrator applications

Frederick Newman; Daniel Chumney; Pravin Patel; Rick Hoffman; Carol Tenorio; Dan Aiken; Paul Sharps; Brad Clevenger 2008 33rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 2008

Lattice-matched (LM) InGaP/InGaAs/Ge triple-junction (3J) devices are rapidly approaching their practical efficiency limits. Fortunately, there are alternative device structures under investigation in which much higher practical efficiency is predicted. Inverted metamorphic multijunction (IMM) devices hold promise for an additional 4 to 5% conversion efficiency to be achievable over that of LM-3J devices, and a significant effort is presently underway to ...


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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 ...


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 ...


Enhancing the efficiency of photovoltaic solar cells with photonic nanostructures

Georgios Veronis; Changjun Min; Christopher H. Granier; Jonathan P. Dowling IEEE Photonics Conference 2012, 2012

We demonstrate that periodic metallic gratings can greatly enhance the optical absorption efficiency of thin-film solar cells. We also introduce aperiodic multilayer structures with highly directional absorptivity for both polarizations for solar thermophotovoltaic systems.


Progress in adapting inverted metamorphic solar cell technology for terrestrial concentrator applications

Frederick Newman; Daniel Chumney; Pravin Patel; Rick Hoffman; Carol Tenorio; Dan Aiken; Paul Sharps; Brad Clevenger 2008 33rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, 2008

Lattice-matched (LM) InGaP/InGaAs/Ge triple-junction (3J) devices are rapidly approaching their practical efficiency limits. Fortunately, there are alternative device structures under investigation in which much higher practical efficiency is predicted. Inverted metamorphic multijunction (IMM) devices hold promise for an additional 4 to 5% conversion efficiency to be achievable over that of LM-3J devices, and a significant effort is presently underway to ...


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IEEE-USA E-Books

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Photovoltaic EnergySolar Cells and Solar Power Systems

    This chapter contains sections titled: Photovoltaic Energy - How it Works Advantages of Photovoltaic Energy Disadvantages of PV Energy Solar Thermal Density - Insolation Output of a PV Cell Variation with Ambient Temperature Voltage-Versus-Current Characteristics of a Solar Cell Matching the PV with the Load Old Working Model of an MPPT Maximizing the Output of a Solar Panel Interface with a Power System Power Conditioning Systems Super Capacitors and Storage Batteries NERC Guidelines for Connecting a PV Systm to a Grid Problems of Interfacing PV Systems with the Grid Penetration Percentage by a PV Energy System into a Utility Grid Progress in Application of PV Energy References

  • 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

  • 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.

  • MODELING ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF ENERGY

    A detailed simulation of small power plants may be a very cost???effective solution, and very often several subsystems of a power plant might be inappropriate, difficult to find, or very expensive, like photovoltaic (PV) panels and fuel cells. This chapter discusses the most usual small electrical power plants such as wind, photovoltaic, fuel cells, and primary movers associated with batteries. It describes a model of a permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG) which is mechanically connected to a wind power turbine. In order to design integrated battery???based power electronics, a very good battery behavioral model is required which may include several parameters like state of charge (SOC), internal pressure, and so on. The current point of the SOC curve is estimated in order to be used as input information for a decision maker that is integrated with the energy management control of the renewable energy source used in the grid connected or stand???alone system.

  • 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

  • Application of Renewable Energy

    This chapter focuses on the application of renewable energy in power systems. Most renewable energy comes either directly or indirectly from the sun. Most commonly used solar technologies for electricity is the solar photovoltaic (PV) cell. The PV array normally uses a maximum power point tracking (MPPT) technique to continuously deliver the highest power to the load when there are variations in irradiation and temperature. In the actual PV power system, the changes in solar irradiance intensity and temperature are not controllable. Energy from the wind has been harnessed for thousands of years, making wind power one of the oldest forms of renewable energy. Wind power generation can affect the large-disturbance voltage stability of power systems because a fault in the network results in a reduction in the supply voltage to a wind generator for a short period of time and subsequently to generator tripping due to minimum voltage protections.

  • Index

    **_A practical reference to support choosing, customising and handling the best PV simulation solution_** This comprehensive guide surveys all available models for simulating a photovoltaic (PV) generator at different levels of granularity, from cell to system level, in uniform as well as in mismatched conditions. Providing a thorough comparison among the models, engineers have all the elements needed to choose the right PV array model for specific applications or environmental conditions matched with the model of the electronic circuit used to maximize the PV power production. Key features: * Multiple mathematical models are given for different application requirements. * The shading effect is taken into account to improve the model accuracy. * Procedures for parameter identification of the PV model are analysed and compared. * Mathematical manipulations are introduced to some models to reduce their calculation time. * T e electronic interface effect on the power chain is analysed. * Analytical expressions are used to design and control the power converter driving the PV field. The book is an essential reference for R&D in the PV industry; designers of power converters for PV; PV systems designers; and practicing engineers.

  • PV Arrays in Non???homogeneous Conditions

    The design of any photovoltaic (PV) system is based on an awareness of the phenomena that might lead a decrease in plant power production, in real conditions, over its whole lifetime. Mismatching is one of the main sources of power reductions in a PV system's lifetime. The literature describes the closed loop existing between mismatching and cell aging, thus revealing the amplification of the detrimental effects of uneven aging of the cells. This chapter analyzes the main sources of mismatching and describes their effects on power production using data from the current literature. Bypass diodes are key components when the PV array is forced to work in mismatched conditions because of external or internal factors. They allow more power to be extracted from the PV array and to limit the probability of permanent damage to the cells. In some cases, modules are shipped from the factory with some bypass diode failures.



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