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Publications by Greg Smestad


Greg Smestad has written a book entitled Optoelectronics of Solar Cells. Learn more about the book.

In addition to his duties at Sol Ideas Technology Development, Sol Ideas founder Greg Smestad also serves as Associate Editor for the Elsevier Science Journal, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, which 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.

Please see the section below for selected publications of Greg Smestad.



SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

Tim Healy, Greg P. Smestad and Jasmin Gonzalez, "A Project-Based Interdisciplinary Program in Sustainable Energy", March 5, 2013, Interdisciplinary Engineering Design Education Conference (IEDEC). Download the 627K PDF paper or the 2.8 MB PDF presentation (requires Adobe Acrobat reader - See Note).

R. John Koshel, Greg P. Smestad, Daniel Shull, Peter Stephens, and Tim Healy, "Cylindrical and Flat Solar Collector Geometries: Theory and Experiment - The Performance and Optics of the 'Solyndra' PV Panel", Optical Society of America (OSA) Meeting, SOLAR 2012, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, Nov. 13, 2012. Download the 2.9 MB PDF file of this OSA presentation (requires Adobe Acrobat reader - See Note).

Greg P. Smestad and Aldo Steinfeld, "Review: Photochemical and Thermochemical Production of Solar Fuels from HO and CO Using Metal Oxide Catalysts," Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2012, 51 (37), pp 11828-11840. It is also available online via the following link: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/ie3007962. Please note: Click on the link for the PDF or article (under the blue 'Abstract' heading). You will then need to register (for free) by clicking on the blue 'Register' button. Then, select Nonmember/Global Partner. You can also request a PDF by sending an email message to inquiries@solideas.com.

Greg P. Smestad, "Optics of Solar Cells," 93rd Annual Meeting, Frontiers in Optics (FiO) 2009/Laser Science (LS), 25th Conference, Optics for Renewable Energy, Optical Soc. of America, San José, CA, October 11 - 15, 2009. Download the 1.5MB PDF file of the presentation. (Requires Adobe Acrobat reader - See Note.)

Greg P. Smestad, "The Basic Economics of Photovoltaics for Vacuum Coaters," 52nd Annual Technical Conference Proceedings, Society of Vacuum Coaters, Santa Clara, CA, May 9 - 14, 2009, ISSN 0737-5921. Download the 400K PDF file of the entire article. (Requires Adobe Acrobat reader - See Note.)

Greg P. Smestad, Frederik C. Krebs, Carl M. Lampert, Claes G. Granqvist, K.L. Chopra, Xavier Mathew, Hideyuki Takakura, "Reporting solar cell efficiencies in Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells" Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 92, 371-373, 2008. Download the 342K PDF file of the entire article. (Requires Adobe Acrobat reader - See Note.) It is also available online via the following DOI link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2008.01.003

Greg P. Smestad and Carl M. Lampert, "Event Report - Solar Power 2006, San José, CA" Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 91 440-444, 2007. Download the 668K PDF file of the entire article. (Requires Adobe Acrobat reader - See Note.) It is also available online via the following DOI link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2006.12.011


Greg P. Smestad, "Conversion of heat and light simultaneously using a vacuum photodiode and the thermionic and photoelectric effects," Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 82/1-2 227-240, 2004. Download the 230K PDF file of the entire article. (Requires Adobe Acrobat reader - See Note.)

Greg P. Smestad, Stefan Spiekermann, Janusz Kowalik, Christian D. Grant, Adam M. Schwartzberg, Jin Zhang, Laren M. Tolbert, and Ellen Moons, "A technique to compare polythiophene solid state dye-sensitized Ti0 solar cells to liquid junction devices," Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 76/1, 85 -105, 2003. Download the 401K PDF file of the entire article. (Requires Adobe Acrobat reader - See Note.)

Alexander Ritschel and Greg P. Smestad, "Energy subsidies in California's electricity market deregulation," Energy Policy, Volume 31, Issue 13, October 2003, Pages 1379-1391. Download the 232K PDF file of the entire article. (Requires Adobe Acrobat reader - See Note.)

Greg P. Smestad, Book: "Optoelectronics of solar cells," SPIE Tutorial (Society of Physical Illumination Engineers); ISBN 0-8194-4440-5,118 pages; Pub. July 2002; Softcover.

Christian D. Grant, Adam M. Schwartzberg, Greg P. Smestad, Janusz Kowalik, Laren M. Tolbert, and Jin Z. Zhang, "Optical and electrochemical characterization of poly(3-undecyl-2, 2'-bithiophene) in thin film solid state Ti0 photovoltaic solar cells," Synth. Met. 132, 197-204, 2003.

Christian D. Grant, Adam M. Schwartzberg, Greg P. Smestad, Janusz Kowalik, Laren M. Tolbert, and Jin Z. Zhang, "Characterization of nanocrystalline and thin film Ti0 solar cells with poly(3-undecyl-2, 2'-bithiophene) as a sensitizer and hole conductor," J. Electroanalytical Chem., 522, 40-48, 2002.

S. Spiekermann, G. Smestad, J. Kowalik , L. M. Tolbert , and M. Graetzel, "Poly(4-undecyl-2,2'-bithiophene) as a hole conductor in solid state dye-sensitized titanium dioxide solar cells," Synth. Met. 121, 1603, 2001. Presented at ICSM 2000, Gastein, Austria, July 2000.

G. Smestad and M. Graetzel, "Demonstrating electron transfer and nanotechnology: A natural dye-sensitized nanocrystalline energy converter," Journal of Chemical Education, 75, 752, 1998. See the online version of the abstract of this article, or download the 1.3MB PDF file of the entire article. (Requires Adobe Acrobat reader - See Note.)

G. Smestad, "Education and solar conversion: Demonstrating electron transfer," Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 55, 157, 1998. Download the 330K PDF file of this article. (Requires Adobe Acrobat reader - See Note.)

N. J. Cherepy, G. P. Smestad, M. Graetzel and J. Z. Zhang, "Ultrafast electron injection: Implications for a photoelectrochemical cell utilizing an anthocyanin dye sensitized Ti0 nanocrystalline electrode," Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 101, 9342, 1997. Download a 540K PDF file of this article. (Requires Adobe Acrobat reader - See Note.)

W. Durisch, J. Urban and G. Smestad, "Characterisation of solar cells and modules under actual operating conditions," Renewable Energy, 9, 359-366, 1996. Download the 485K PDF file of this article. (Requires Adobe Acrobat reader - See Note.) It is also available online via the following DOI link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0960-1481(96)88878-1

G. Smestad, "Absorptivity as a predictor of the photoluminescence spectra of silicon solar cells and photosynthesis," Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 38, 57, 1995. Download a 686K PDF file of this article. (Requires Adobe Acrobat reader - See Note.)

G. Smestad, C. Bignozzi, R. Argazzi, , "Testing of dye sensitized Ti0 solar cells I: Experimental photocurrent output and conversion efficiencies," Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 32, 259, 1994. Download the 810K PDF file of this article. (Requires Adobe Acrobat reader - See Note.)

G. Smestad, "Testing of dye sensitized Ti0 solar cells II: Theoretical voltage output and photoluminescence efficiencies," Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 32, 273-288, 1994. Download the 900K PDF file of this article. (Requires Adobe Acrobat reader - See Note.)

G. Smestad, M. Kunst, C. Vial, "Photovoltaic response in electrochemically prepared photoluminescent porous silicon," Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 26, 277, 1992. Download the 308K PDF file of this article. (Requires Adobe Acrobat reader - See Note.)

G. Smestad, H. Ries, "Luminescence and current - voltage characteristics of solar cells and optoelectronic devices," Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 25, 51, 1992. Download the 1000K PDF file of this article. (Requires Adobe Acrobat reader - See Note.)

G. Smestad, H. Ries, R. Winston, E. Yablonovitch, "Thermodynamic limits of light concentrators," Solar Energy Materials, 21, 95, 1990. Download the 425K PDF file of this article. (Requires Adobe Acrobat reader - See Note.)

G. Smestad, H. Tributsch et. al., "Photoactive thin film iron pyrite prepared by sulfurization of iron oxides," Solar Energy Materials, 20, 149, 1990. Download the 690K PDF file of this article. (Requires Adobe Acrobat reader - See Note.)

G. Smestad, P. Hamill, "Concentration of solar radiation by white backed photovoltaic panels," Applied Optics, 23, 4394, 1984. Download the 1100K PDF file of this article. (Requires Adobe Acrobat reader - See Note.)


THESIS:

G. Smestad, "Luminescence as a predictor of quantum solar energy conversion", Thesis No. 1263 (1994), The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) Lausanne, Swizerland, thesis advisor: Prof. Dr. Michael Graetzel.


ACCESS TO JOURNALS:

Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells: General Information

Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells: Archived Volumes

Energy Policy

Science Direct

Scirus

Applied Optics and Optical Soc. Amer.

InCite



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