American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

ICTP - Innovative Characterization Techniques for Photovoltaics

Description

This special issue is devoted to the integrated study of photovoltaics and will be published to give researchers appreciation of where the discipline has come from. We aim to provide an advanced forum for studies related to the proposed fields with all topics below. The objective of this special issue is to present recent advances and emerging cross-disciplinary in the field of photovoltaics engineering. The impact of new emerging markets in c-Si photovoltaic production (PV) has pulled down its price in the last decade, giving little space to new generation PV: the range of efficiency-cost that was before expected to be covered by amorphous silicon multi-junction PV and I-III-V and II-VI group alloys (e.g. CIGS, CIS, CdTe), was later on occupied by a kind of new first generation PV, with worthless improvements from the new generation side. This fact represented a challenge even for the so-called third-generation PV, the very high efficiency III-V compound devices (e.g. InGaP/InGaAs/Ge) for concentrating PV applications: at cell efficiencies below 40% CPV is still hardly competitive with new generation c-Si flat panel modules, with efficiencies above 20% at one sun. Failure analysis is also growing in importance and in parallel both with new product development and with old power plant monitoring. Within this competitive landscape, all research centres involved in the research, development, production and monitoring of PV products need independent verification and high-quality accredited measurements in the development process. There are new challenges on the indoor and outdoor electrical, thermal, optical and mechanical characterization of PV cells and modules. Some challenges arise from the application of standard procedures to products having technical aspects (e.g. geometries, optical, electrical or thermal characteristics) that were not taken into account when standard procedures where developed and to which standard procedures need to be adapted. Other challenges arise from the need of new standards for new characterization methods.

The special issue will thus focus on both the aspects above, asking researchers among the world best experts in the fields to describe the new characterization challenges and to discuss these new challenges. Among various characterization techniques that will be discussed: electrical characterization of single and multi-junction flat-panel PV module; spectral characterization and thermal characterization; characterization of bi-facial modules and of novel architectures; photoluminescence and innovative imaging techniques; performance dependence on total irradiance and of the angle of incidence; PV modeling.

This issue will publish reviews and research articles. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. Full experimental and methodological details, as applicable, must be provided. The American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences is an open access peer reviewed technical journal which publishes original research contributions and is an unparalleled resource for key advances in the field of engineering. Scope of the journal includes but not limited to applied physics and applied mathematics, automation and control, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, data engineering and software engineering, earth and environmental engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering and operations research, information technology and informatics, materials science, measurement and metrology, mechanical engineering, medical physics, power engineering, signal processing and telecommunications.

Manuscripts regarding original research proposals and research ideas would be highly appreciated. Manuscripts containing summaries and surveys on research cooperation and actual and future projects (as those founded by national governments or others) are likewise appreciated, as they provide interesting information for a broad field of users.

All accepted papers of this special issue will be published free of charge.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  1. Solar Cells
  2. Photovoltaic Systems
  3. Photovoltaics Development, Efficiency and Growth
  4. Environmental Impact of Photovoltaic Technologies
  5. Photovoltaics Manufacturing
  6. Photovoltaics Applications
  7. Photovoltaics Advantages
  8. Production and Monitoring of PV
  9. Solar Farms

Guest Editors

NameAffilation
Mauro PravettoniResearcher, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, Switzerland
Gianluca CorbelliniResearcher, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland, Switzerland
Alessandro VirtuaniResearcher, Private Consultant, Italy
Matteo MarzoliResearcher, Private Consultant, Italy
Matthew NortonResearcher, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Volume 9, Issue 4 (2016)

Research ArticleOpen Access
Huiying Zheng and Shuhui Li
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 755-769
Published: 17 January 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Annamaria Buonomano, Francesco Calise and Maria Vicidomini
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 770-788
Published: 8 February 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Ahmad Faizal, Sutoyo, Mulyono, Rado Yendra and Ahmad Fudholi
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 789-797
Published: 10 August 2016
InvestigationOpen Access
Annamaria Buonomano, Francesco Calise, Massimo Dentice d'Accadia, Raffaele Vanoli and Maria Vicidomini
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 798-813
Published: 10 October 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Fabrizio Ascione, Nicola Bianco, Rosa Francesca De Masi, Filippo de Rossi, Claudio De Stasio and Giuseppe Peter Vanoli
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 814-834
Published: 20 January 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Yamina Elmeddahi, Hacene Mahmoudi, Abderrahmane Issaadi, Mattheus F.A. Goosen and Ragab Ragab
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 835-845
Published: 12 May 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Aversa Raffaella and Apicella Antonio
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 846-853
Published: 18 June 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Francesco Calise, Massimo Dentice d'Accadia, Luigi Libertini, Edoardo Quiriti and Maria Vicidomini
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 854-867
Published: 29 August 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Vasiliki Simaki, Iosif Mporas and Vasileios Megalooikonomou
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 868-876
Published: 25 September 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Mohamed A.A. Mansour
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 877-888
Published: 27 September 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Morse A., M. M. Mansfield, R. M. Alley, H. A. Kerr and R. B. Bucinell
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 889-893
Published: 28 September 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Hassan Abouobaida
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 894-901
Published: 26 October 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Gil Rama, Dragan Marinkovic and Manfred Zehn
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 902-912
Published: 15 October 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Kiran Rohit and Savita Dixit
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 913-920
Published: 2 November 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Viacheslav Viacheslavovich Kazakov, Vladimir Isaakovich Yusupov, Viktor Nikolaevich Bagratashvili, Anton Ivanovich Pavlikov and Vladislav Antonievich Kamensky
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 921-927
Published: 2 November 2016
Literature ReviewOpen Access
Mamdooh S. Alwetaishi
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 928-945
Published: 2 November 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Aniello Riccio, Roberta Cristiano and Salvatore Saputo
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 946-950
Published: 4 November 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Jamaluddin Syed, Najmus Sahar, Raffaella Aversa, Relly Victoria V. Petrescu, Davide Apicella, Erum Khan, Michele Simeone, Florian Ion T. Petrescu and Antonio Apicella
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 951-961
Published: 8 November 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Aversa Raffaella, Relly Victoria V. Petrescu, Apicella Antonio and Florian Ion T. Petrescu
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 962-972
Published: 8 November 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Nikolai F. Rulkov, Ariel Mark Hunt, Peter N. Rulkov and Andrey G. Maksimov
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 973-984
Published: 9 November 2016
Review ArticleOpen Access
Shweta Agarwala
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 985-990
Published: 16 November 2016
Review ArticleOpen Access
Raffaella Aversa, Relly Victoria V. Petrescu, Antonio Apicella and Florian Ion T. Petrescu
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 991-1002
Published: 18 November 2016
Review ArticleOpen Access
Raffaella Aversa, Relly Victoria V. Petrescu, Antonio Apicella and Florian Ion T. Petrescu
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 1003-1018
Published: 19 November 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Akinpelu Kamoru Babayemi
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 1019-1026
Published: 19 November 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Raffaella Aversa, Relly Victoria V. Petrescu, Florian Ion T. Petrescu and Antonio Apicella
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 1027-1036
Published: 24 November 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Raffaella Aversa, Valeria Perrotta, Relly Victoria V. Petrescu, Misiano Carlo, Florian Ion T. Petrescu and Antonio Apicella
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 1037-1045
Published: 24 November 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Ayudhia P. Gusti and Semin
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 1046-1053
Published: 25 November 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Mohamad A. Mohamed, Ammar Y. Tuama, Mokhairi Makhtar, Mohd K. Awang and Mustafa Mamat
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 1054-1061
Published: 25 November 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Relly Victoria V. Petrescu, Raffaella Aversa, Antonio Apicella and Florian Ion T. Petrescu
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 1062-1087
Published: 26 November 2016
Review ArticleOpen Access
Laura Wessels and Haider Raad
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 1088-1095
Published: 28 November 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Raffaella Aversa, Relly Victoria V. Petrescu, Roberto Sorrentino, Florian Ion T. Petrescu and Antonio Apicella
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 1096-1105
Published: 30 November 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Raffaella Aversa, Eleni Buzea, Relly Victoria V. Petrescu, Antonio Apicella, Marin Neacşa and Florian Ion T. Petrescu
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 1106-1111
Published: 7 December 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Raffaella Aversa, Relly Victoria V. Petrescu, Antonio Apicella and Florian Ion T. Petrescu
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 1112-1126
Published: 8 December 2016
Review ArticleOpen Access
Ritu Singh Rajput, Sonali Pandey and Seema Bhadauria
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 1127-1133
Published: 9 December 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Pierluigi Rea and Erika Ottaviano
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 1134-1143
Published: 11 December 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Ronald B. Bucinell, Matthew T. Adams, Mcolisi Dlamini and Leo J. Fleishman
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 1144-1149
Published: 14 December 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Melissa M. Mansfield and Ronald B. Bucinell
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 1150-1157
Published: 15 December 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Maheshwor Poudel, Pabitra Adhikari and Ramesh Man Singh
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 1158-1163
Published: 16 December 2016
Review ArticleOpen Access
Raffaella Aversa, Relly Victoria V. Petrescu, Antonio Apicella and Florian Ion T. Petrescu
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 1164-1172
Published: 16 December 2016
Review ArticleOpen Access
Ahmed Zurfi and Jing Zhang
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 1173-1188
Published: 17 December 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Raffaella Aversa, Victoria Petrescu, Antonio Apicella and Ion Tiberiu Petrescu
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 1189-1197
Published: 17 December 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Jie Gong, Yun-Fei Fu, Wen Xia, Ji-Hua Li and Fan Zhang
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 1198-1212
Published: 22 December 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Raffaella Aversa, Florian Ion T. Petrescu, Relly Victoria V. Petrescu and Antonio Apicella
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 1213-1221
Published: 22 December 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Joshua M. Peterson, Colleen P. Healey, G. Jacobus Visser, Cameron Crombie and Eric H. Ledet
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 1222-1231
Published: 22 December 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Matthew K. Dion, John Drazan, Khaled Abdoun, Sarah Giddings, Vishal Desai, Nathaniel C. Cady, Reena Dahle, Jared T. Roberts and Eric H. Ledet
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 1232-1238
Published: 23 December 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Marco Colussi, Filippo Berto, Kotaro Mori and Fumio Narita
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 1239-1246
Published: 28 December 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Filippo Berto, Relly Victoria V. Petrescu and Florian Ion T. Petrescu
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 1247-1260
Published: 28 December 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Filippo Berto, Relly Victoria V. Petrescu and Florian Ion T. Petrescu
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 1261-1268
Published: 31 December 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Filippo Berto, Abedin Gagani, Raffaella Aversa, Relly Victoria V. Petrescu, Antonio Apicella and Florian Ion T. Petrescu
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 1269-1291
Published: 31 December 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Filippo Berto, A. Gagani, Relly Victoria V. Petrescu and Florian Ion T. Petrescu
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 1292-1300
Published: 31 December 2016
Research ArticleOpen Access
Aniello Riccio, Francesco Di Caprio, Francesco Scaramuzzino, Andrea Sellitto and Mauro Zarrelli
American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 2016, 1301-1317
Published: 31 December 2016