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Contents

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


Solar photovoltaic electricity: Current status and future prospects

Razykov, T.M., Ferekides, C.S., Morel, D., Stefanakos, E., Ullal, H.S. and Upadhyaya, H.M., 2011. Solar photovoltaic electricity: Current status and future prospects. Solar Energy, 85(8), pp.1580-1608. [18]

  • materials and their properties
  • market study


The Market Value and Cost of Solar Photovoltaic Electricity Production 2008

Borenstein, S., 2008. The market value and cost of solar photovoltaic electricity production. [19]

  • not so useful


Performance and degradation analysis for long term reliability of solar photovoltaic systems: A review

Sharma, V. and Chandel, S.S., 2013. Performance and degradation analysis for long term reliability of solar photovoltaic systems: a review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 27, pp.753-767. [20]

  • study on PV module characteristics and rating


Life Cycle Analysis to estimate the environmental impact of residential photovoltaic systems in regions with a low solar irradiation

Laleman, R., Albrecht, J. and Dewulf, J., 2011. Life cycle analysis to estimate the environmental impact of residential photovoltaic systems in regions with a low solar irradiation. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 15(1), pp.267-281. [21]

  • not so useful


A comparison of the cost and financial returns for solar photovoltaic systems installed by businesses in different locations across the United States

Swift, K.D., 2013. A comparison of the cost and financial returns for solar photovoltaic systems installed by businesses in different locations across the United States. Renewable Energy, 57, pp.137-143. [22]

  • financial advantages and federal tax incentives


Hybrid PV/T solar systems for domestic hot water and electricity production

Kalogirou, S.A. and Tripanagnostopoulos, Y., 2006. Hybrid PV/T solar systems for domestic hot water and electricity production. Energy conversion and management, 47(18-19), pp.3368-3382. [23]

  • not that interesting


Solar gas turbine systems: Design, cost and perspectives

Schwarzbözl, P., Buck, R., Sugarmen, C., Ring, A., Crespo, M.J.M., Altwegg, P. and Enrile, J., 2006. Solar gas turbine systems: design, cost and perspectives. Solar Energy, 80(10), pp.1231-1240. [24]

  • what is Solar-hybrid gas turbine technology and its layout, optimization and performance calculation


Industrial application of PV/T solar energy systems

Kalogirou, S.A. and Tripanagnostopoulos, Y., 2007. Industrial application of PV/T solar energy systems. Applied Thermal Engineering, 27(8-9), pp.1259-1270. [25]

  • not that interesting


Measuring and modeling the effect of snow on photovoltaic system performance

Powers, L., Newmiller, J. and Townsend, T., 2010, June. Measuring and modeling the effect of snow on photovoltaic system performance. In Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 2010 35th IEEE (pp. 000973-000978). IEEE. [26]

  • not so interesting


Measured and modeled photovoltaic system energy losses from snow for Colorado and Wisconsin locations

Marion, B., Schaefer, R., Caine, H. and Sanchez, G., 2013. Measured and modeled photovoltaic system energy losses from snow for Colorado and Wisconsin locations. Solar Energy, 97, pp.112-121. [27]

  • not much interesting


The influence of snow and ice coverage on the energy generation from photovoltaic solar cells

Andenæs, E., Jelle, B.P., Ramlo, K., Kolås, T., Selj, J. and Foss, S.E., 2018. The influence of snow and ice coverage on the energy generation from photovoltaic solar cells. Solar Energy, 159, pp.318-328. [28]

  • obstruction of solar radiation
  • efficiency


The effects of snowfall on solar photovoltaic performance

Andrews, R.W., Pollard, A. and Pearce, J.M., 2013. The effects of snowfall on solar photovoltaic performance. Solar Energy, 92, pp.84-97. [29]

  • crystalline vs amorphous cells in snow


A Low Cost Method of Snow Detection on Solar Panels and Sending Alerts

Meghdadi, S. and Iqbal, T., 2015. A low cost method of snow detection on solar panels and sending alerts. J. Clean Energy Technol, 3(5), pp.393-397. [30]

  • system design and layout