Solar Energy Materials & Solar Cells is intended as a vehicle for the dissemination of research results on materials science and technology related to photovoltaic, photothermal and photoelectrochemical solar energy conversion. Materials science is taken in the broadest possible sense and encompasses physics, chemistry, optics, materials fabrication and analysis for all types of materials.

Of particular interest are:
Solar Cells, covering single crystal, polycrystalline and amorphous materials utilising homojunctions and heterojunctions, Schottky barriers, liquid junctions and their applications. Also of interest is analysis of component materials, individual cells and complete systems, including their economic aspects.
Photothermal Devices, in the broadest sense, including solar absorber devices, heat storage materials, radiative cooling systems and their applications.
Photoelectrochemical and Photochemical Devices, covering photoelectrodes, photocatalysis, photoconversion and solar desalination systems and their applications.
Optical Properties of materials, including light trapping, texturising, solar concentrators which include imaging and non-imaging optical collectors.
Light Control, including systems for energy efficient architecture and daylighting, chromogenics and smart windows.

The pertinent issues are comprehensive and encompass bulk materials, coatings and thin films and surface treatments, from basic as well as from applications-oriented and manufacturing related perspectives.

Manuscripts of general interest not being suitable for Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells can be submitted to Refocus, which publishes magazine-style feature articles concerning all aspects of renewable energy. Please e-mail David Hopwood, Editor for further details ( and visit

Technical articles not specifically related to the materials aspects of Solar Energy conversion can be submitted to Solar Energy, the official journal of the International Solar Energy Society. For details, visit

Editorial board

Editor-in-Chief – Crystalline Silicon and Silicon Thin Film Solar Cells

  • Ivan Gordon
    imec, Leuven, Belgium

Editor – CSP/Thermal Storage

  • Zhengguo Zhang
    South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China

Editor – Space Photovoltaics and Emerging PV Concepts

  • Ignacio Rey-Stolle
    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain

Editor – III-V Multi-junction Solar Cells, CPV and Economics of Solar Materials

  • Simon Philipps
    Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme (ISE), Freiburg, Germany

Editor - Non-Silicon Thin Film Solar Cell

  • Xavier Mathew
    Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Temixco, Morelos, Mexico

Editor - Optical and Electrical Properties

  • Aline Rougier
    ICMCB, Pessac, France

Editor - Organic and Polymer Solar Cell

  • Frederik C. Krebs
    Elite Science, Lyngby, Denmark

Editor - Thin Film Deposition, Oxide Materials & Device

  • Aryasomayajula Subrahmanyam
    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, Chennai, India

Emeritus Editor

  • Carl Lampert
    Star Science, Cotati, California, USA
  • Greg P. Smestad
    Sol Ideas Technology Development

Editorial Board

  • Anoop Agrawal
    AJJER LLC, Tucson, Arizona, USA
  • Markus Beck
    Siva Power, San Jose, California, USA
  • Andreas Bett
  • Robert Birkmire
    University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, USA
  • Andrew Blakers
    Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
  • Otwin Breitenstein
    Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle, Germany
  • Dave Carlson
    BP America, Inc., Frederick, Maryland, USA
  • Gavin Conibeer
    UNSW Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Ahmed Ennaoui
    Institut de Recherche en Energie Solaire et Energies Nouvelles (IRESEN), Morocco
  • Alan Fahrenbruch
    Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
  • Ana Inés Fernández
    Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Kostadinka Gesheva
    Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Sophia Haussener
    École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Michael Hutchins
    Sonnergy, Oxford, England, UK
  • Geoffrey Kinsey
    PV Technologies, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Sarah Kurtz
    University of California at Merced, Merced, California, USA
  • Antonio Luque
    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Madrid, Spain
  • Tom Markvart
    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, UK
  • Santo Martinuzzi
    Université Aix-Marseille, Marseille Cedex 20, France
  • Nilgun Ozer
    San Francisco State University (SFSU), San Francisco, California, USA
  • Terry Peterson
    Solar Power Consulting, San Carlos, California, USA
  • Ajeet Rohatgi
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Harry Ruda
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Bart Vermang
    Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium and Imec, Leuven, Belgium
  • Baojie Yan
    Rochester Hills, Michigan, 48309, USA