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Solar Photo voltaic technologies

Parida, B., Iniyan, S. and Goic, R., 2011. A review of solar photovoltaic technologies. Renewable and sustainable energy reviews, 15(3), pp.1625-1636. [1]

  • basics of solar photovoltaics
  • environmental advantages


Photovoltaic Materials

Goetzberger, A. and Hebling, C., 2000. Photovoltaic materials, past, present, future. Solar energy materials and solar cells, 62(1-2), pp.1-19. [2]

  • usage of silicon and why silicon?
  • requirements for ideal solar cell
  • crystalline Silicon domination in present market


Solar cell working and radiation measurement

Hu, C.C. and White, R.M., 2012. Solar cells: from basics to advanced systems. [3]

  • working principle of a solar cell
  • solar radiation measurement
  • pyranometer(solarimeter)
  • shading-ring pyranometer
  • moving shadow-bar pyranometer
  • pyrheliometer
  • sunshine recorder


Photovoltaic Technology: The Case for Thin-Film Solar Cells

Shah, A., Torres, P., Tscharner, R., Wyrsch, N. and Keppner, H., 1999. Photovoltaic technology: the case for thin-film solar cells. science, 285(5428), pp.692-698. [4]

  • not that useful(nothing new learned from this paper)


Solar power generation by PV (photovoltaic) technology: A review

Singh, G.K., 2013. Solar power generation by PV (photovoltaic) technology: A review. Energy, 53, pp.1-13. [5]

  • not so useful


Life cycle assessment of solar PV based electricity generation systems: A review

Sherwani, A.F. and Usmani, J.A., 2010. Life cycle assessment of solar PV based electricity generation systems: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 14(1), pp.540-544. [6]

  • Steps involved in fabrication of PV module
  • life cycle analysis of amorphous, mono crystalline and poly crystalline PV systems


Thin‐film solar cells: an overview

Chopra, K.L., Paulson, P.D. and Dutta, V., 2004. Thin‐film solar cells: an overview. Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and applications, 12(2‐3), pp.69-92. [7]

  • TFSC materials overview
  • manufacturing of TFSCs


Photovoltaic Technology: The Case for Thin-Film Solar Cells

Shah, A., Torres, P., Tscharner, R., Wyrsch, N. and Keppner, H., 1999. Photovoltaic technology: the case for thin-film solar cells. science, 285(5428), pp.692-698. [8]

  • not so useful


TCO and light trapping in silicon thin film solar cells

Müller, J., Rech, B., Springer, J. and Vanecek, M., 2004. TCO and light trapping in silicon thin film solar cells. Solar energy, 77(6), pp.917-930. [9]

  • TCO(transparent conductive oxides) films and their contribution in increasing efficiency


Thin-film Silicon Solar Cell Technology

Shah, A.V., Schade, H., Vanecek, M., Meier, J., Vallat‐Sauvain, E., Wyrsch, N., Kroll, U., Droz, C. and Bailat, J., 2004. Thin‐film silicon solar cell technology. Progress in photovoltaics: Research and applications, 12(2‐3), pp.113-142. [10]

  • optical and electrical TCO properties


Amorphous silicon solar cell

Carlson, D.E. and Wronski, C.R., 1976. Amorphous silicon solar cell. Applied Physics Letters, 28(11), pp.671-673. [11]

  • not so useful


Solar PV Integration Challenges

Katiraei, F. and Aguero, J.R., 2011. Solar PV integration challenges. IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, 9(3), pp.62-71. [12]

  • PV-DG systems(solar photovoltaic distributed generation)


Progress in solar PV technology: Research and achievement

Tyagi, V.V., Rahim, N.A., Rahim, N.A., Jeyraj, A. and Selvaraj, L., 2013. Progress in solar PV technology: Research and achievement. Renewable and sustainable energy reviews, 20, pp.443-461. [13]

  • overview of materials for PV
  • efficiencies comparision


Impact of dust on solar photovoltaic (PV) performance: Research status, challenges and recommendations

Mani, M. and Pillai, R., 2010. Impact of dust on solar photovoltaic (PV) performance: Research status, challenges and recommendations. Renewable and sustainable energy reviews, 14(9), pp.3124-3131. [14]

  • climatic zones and conditions and their influence on PV performance


Evaluating the limits of solar photovoltaics (PV) in traditional electric power systems

Denholm, P. and Margolis, R.M., 2007. Evaluating the limits of solar photovoltaics (PV) in traditional electric power systems. Energy policy, 35(5), pp.2852-2861. [15]

  • not so useful


Polymer solar cells

Li, G., Zhu, R. and Yang, Y., 2012. Polymer solar cells. Nature photonics, 6(3), p.153. [16]

  • deice structure of polymer solar cells


A review on photovoltaic/thermal hybrid solar technology

Chow, T.T., 2010. A review on photovoltaic/thermal hybrid solar technology. Applied energy, 87(2), pp.365-379. [17]

  • structure of PVT