Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Recent Developments in Photovoltaic Materials and Devices

Edited by Natarajan Prabaharan

SASTRA Deemed University


Marc Rosen

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Pietro Elia Campana

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

This book covers the recent advances in solar photovoltaic materials and their innovative applications. Many problems in material science are explored for enhancing the understanding of solar cells and the development of more efficient, less costly, and more stable cells. This book is crucial and relevant at this juncture and provides a historical overview focusing primarily on the exciting developments in the last decade. This book primarily covers the different Maximum Power Point Tracking control techniques that have led to the improved speed of response of solar photovoltaics, augmented search accuracy, and superior control in the presence of perturbations such as sudden variations in illumination and temperature. Furthermore, the optimal design of a photovoltaic system based on two different approaches such as consumed power and economics is discussed.

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Recent Developments in Photovoltaic Materials and DevicesEdited by Natarajan Prabaharan

Published: February 13th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.74107

ISBN: 978-1-78985-404-6

Print ISBN: 978-1-78985-403-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83962-024-9

Copyright year: 2019

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7921 Total Chapter Downloads

7 Crossref Citations

1 Web of Science Citations

13 Dimensions Citations


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1. Solar Energy Conversion and Noise Characterization in Photovoltaic Devices with Ventilation

By Himanshu Dehra


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2. Conductive Copper Paste for Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells

By Sang Hee Lee and Soo Hong Lee


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3. Efficient Low-Cost Materials for Solar Energy Applications: Roles of Nanotechnology

By Williams S. Ebhota and Tien-Chien Jen


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4. Improved Performance of a Photovoltaic Panel by MPPT Algorithms

By Djamel Eddine Tourqui, Achour Betka, Atallah Smaili and Tayeb Allaoui


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5. A Quick Maximum Power Point Tracking Method Using an Embedded Learning Algorithm for Photovoltaics on Roads

By Koichiro Yamauchi


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6. Optimal Designing Grid-Connected PV Systems

By Ali Reaz Reisi and Ashkan Alidousti


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7. Experimental Study of Current-Voltage Characteristics for Fixed and Solar Tracking Photovoltaics Systems

By Chukwuemeka Ikedi


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