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      Renewable solar energy; solar PV technology; concentrated solar power; materials; thin films; nanomaterials.

    • Abstract

       

      Harnessing renewable solar energy through different technologies is greatly dependent on the advancement of solar grade materials’ science and engineering. In this article, the prominent solar energy technologies, namely solarphotovoltaic and concentrated solar power and other relevant technologies, and aspects related to various solar grade materials, influence of nanomaterials on enhancement of solar energy harvest, technology–market relations, development of hybrid systems etc., are discussed. The inspiration to write this article is not only to review the existing technologies to harvest solar energy but also to highlight the pertinent and possible solutions thereof, especially from materials perspective.

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      MARKA SANDEEP KUMAR1 NAGAVOLU CHARANADHAR1 VADALI V S S SRIKANTH1 KOTA BHANU SANKARA RAO2 BALDEV RAJ3

      1. School of Engineering Sciences and Technology, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 500046, India
      2. Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad 500075, India
      3. National Institute of Advanced Studies, Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bengaluru 560012, India
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