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

This journal welcomes contributions that support and advance the UN's sustainable development goals, in particular SDG 7 (Affordable and clean energy)

Editorial board

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

  • Ivan Gordon
    Interuniversity Micro-Electronic Centre, 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
    Polytechnic University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

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

  • Simon Philipps
    Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Freiburg, Germany

Editor - Non-Silicon Thin Film Solar Cell

  • Xavier Mathew
    National Autonomous University of Mexico Institute for Renewable Energy, Temixco, Morelos, Mexico

Editor - Optical and Electrical Properties

  • Aline Rougier
    Institute for Condensed Matter Chemistry Bordeaux, Pessac, France

Editor - Organic and Polymer Solar Cell

  • Frederik Krebs PhD
    Technical University of Denmark, Kongens, Lyngby, Denmark

Editor - Thin Film Deposition, Oxide Materials & Device

  • Aryasomayajula Subrahmanyam
    Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management, Vishakapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Emeritus Editor

  • Carl Lampert
    Star Science, Cotati, California, United States of America
  • Greg P. Smestad
    Sol Ideas Technology Development,

Editorial Board

  • Stephan Abermann PhD
    Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Wien, Austria
  • Anoop Agrawal
    ASTM International, Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, United States of America
  • Esther Alarcón-Lladó
    AMOLF, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Markus Beck PhD
    Siva Power, San Jose, California, United States of America
  • Mariana Bertoni
    Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States of America
  • Gianluca Coletti
    TNO Energy Transition, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Gavin Conibeer
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Mirjana Dimitrievska PhD in Physics
    Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Ahmed Ennaoui Dr. Habil.
    Research Institute for Solar Energy and New Energies, Rabat, Morocco
  • Ana Inés Fernández
    University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • Ziv Hameiri PhD
    University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Sophia Haussener
    Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Institut de Materiaux, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Olindo Isabella
    Delft University of Technology, Defts, Netherlands
  • Tatyana Ivanova PhD
    Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Janez Krč PhD
    Laboratory of Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Delfina Munoz
    French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission CEA Tech Division, Grenoble, France
  • Ajeet Rohatgi
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
  • Harry Ruda
    University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Pedro Salomé PhD
    International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Braga, Portugal
  • Soumitra Satapathi
    Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
  • Bernd Stannowski
    Helmholtz Center Berlin for Materials and Energy Competence Center Photovoltaics Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • Bart Vermang
    Hasselt University, Diepenbeek, Belgium and Imec, Leuven, Belgium
  • Jinmin Wang
    University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai, China
  • Baojie Yan
    Ningbo Institute of Industrial Technology Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, China