This special issue is the third edition in a series that has the purpose to collect original contributions by specialists in the field of thin-films photovoltaics (PVs). The fundamental mechanisms at the base of architectures and working principles of PV devices have been investigated both theoretically and experimentally. Particular attention has been paid to key aspects such as electronic transport in semiconducting materials, modelling, structural investigation, sensitizing agents, and so forth, with the aim to increase the efficiency of PV technologies. The contributions are very heterogeneous and although, for some articles, just proofs of principle devices are presented, for others a more viable commercial application can be foreseen. Here we give a brief overview, highlighting the main results, of the articles enclosed in this volume.
1 Jan 2014
International Journal of Photoenergy