2019 Vol. 2, No. 6

Cover Story:Correia S F H , Bastos A R N, Fu L S, Carlos L D, André P S et al. Lanthanide-based downshifting layers tested in a solar car race. Opto-Electron Adv 2, 190006 (2019). 

The mismatch between the AM1.5G spectrum and the photovoltaic (PV) cells absorption is one of the most limiting factors for PV cells performance. Typically, silicon-based PV devices present low performance in the UV spectral range and, thus, the UV component of solar radiation is wasted. The research group of Prof. Rute A.S. Ferreira and Prof. Luís D. Carlos (CICECO – Aveiro Institute of Materials, University of Aveiro, Portugal) and of Prof. Paulo André (Instituto de Telecomunicações, University of Aveiro, Portugal) developed UV down shifting coatings for PV cells based on lanthanide-doped organic-inorganic hybrids to promote more efficient solar energy harvesting of silicon-based conventional PV cells.


2023 Vol. 6, No. 1

ISSN 2096-4579
CN 51-1781/TN
Prof. Xiangang Luo
Executive Editor-in-Chief: