Arturo Morales-Acevedo

Dr. Arturo Morales-Acevedo is currently a full professor of the Electrical Engineering Department at Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional (CINVESTAV del IPN) in Mexico city, México. Following his graduate studies at Purdue University (USA), Université Pierre et Marie Curie (France) and CINVESTAV (México), he has worked in the physics and technology of solar cells for more than 30 years, becoming a leading scientist on solar photovoltaic energy research in the Latin-American region. He has collaborated with different universities such as Havana University in Cuba and the National University of Colombia. His work has been exposed in numerous scientific articles in specialized journals and international conferences around the world with about 600 citations to his work. Dr. Morales-Acevedo has been Photovoltaic Systems Associate Editor of the Solar Energy Journal for more than 10 years. He is also a Senior Member of the Institute of the Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), where he was a Distinguished Lecturer of the Electron Devices Society (EDS-IEEE). Dr. Morales-Acevedo continues his research actively, both in the theoretical and the experimental development of thin film solar cells and photovoltaic systems, with the help of several PhD students and the support of different scientific agencies.

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Over the last decade, photovoltaic (PV) technology has shown the potential to become a major source of power generation for the world - with robust and continuous growth even during times of financial and economic crisis. That growth is expected to continue in the years ahead as worldwide awareness of the advantages of PV increases. However, cost remains as the greatest barrier to further expansion of PV-generated power, and therefore cost reduction is the prime goal of the PV and solar cell investigation. This book intends to contribute to such a purpose by covering a wide range of modern research topics in the solar cell physics and technology fields. The already established -1st generation- silicon solar cell technology, the 2nd generation thin film and the 3rd generation dye sensitized solar cells, including new technologies with very high perspectives for reducing the cost of solar electricity such as CZTS, organic polymer and tandem solar cells based on III-V compounds -under concentrated sunlight- are studied in this book by experts in the field from around the world. At the end, two chapters are also dedicated to the systems engineering, providing a complete PV energy research and application perspectives panorama

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