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Advances in Solar Power Generation and Energy Harvesting

Select Proceedings of ESPGEH 2019

  • Vinod Kumar Jain
  • Vikram Kumar
  • Abhishek Verma
  • Presents select papers from the international conference ESPGEH 2019

  • Focuses on current developments in the generation and applications of solar energy

  • Discusses emerging materials for cost-effective and energy-efficient solar cells

Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Energy book series (SPE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Bidyut Barman, Hrishikesh Dhasmana, Amit Kumar, Abhishek Verma, V. K. Jain
    Pages 1-7
  3. Rakhi Grover, Nidhi Gupta, Omita Nanda, Kanchan Saxena
    Pages 9-16
  4. Neeraj Gupta, Vivek Kumar, Hrishikesh Dhasmana, Avshish Kumar, Prashant Shukla, Amit Kumar et al.
    Pages 17-26
  5. Vivek Kumar, Hrishikesh Dhasmana, Apurv Yadav, Amit Kumar, Abhishek Verma, P. K. Bhatnagar et al.
    Pages 27-36
  6. Omita Nanda, Nidhi Gupta, Rakhi Grover, Kanchan Saxena
    Pages 37-43
  7. Neeraj Gupta, Vivek Kumar, Hrishikesh Dhasmana, Abhishek Verma, Avshish Kumar, Prashant Shukla et al.
    Pages 45-52
  8. Devendra Singh Bisht, Harry Garg, R. R. Shravana Kumar, Vinod Karar
    Pages 73-92
  9. Nidhi Gupta, Shivansh Rastogi, Jampana Gayathri, Omita Nanda, Kanchan Saxena
    Pages 93-98
  10. Maneesha, Praveen Kant Pandey, Sachin Kumar
    Pages 99-108
  11. Shubham Sharma, Sandeep Tiwari, Arun Kumar Tiwari, Gopal Nandan, Ravi Prakash
    Pages 109-118
  12. Sahitya Singh, Akshaj Arora, Vivek Kumar, Abhishek Verma, Hrishikesh Dhasmana, Amit Kumar et al.
    Pages 119-125
  13. Ritu Vishnoi, Vaishali Singh, Rahul Singhal
    Pages 149-157
  14. Milind S. Patil, Sanjay Pratapsingh Shekhawat
    Pages 167-190
  15. Ravi Keshwar Kumar, Avshish Kumar, Samina Husain, M. Husain, M. Zulfequar
    Pages 191-198

About these proceedings


This book contains selected and peer-reviewed papers presented at the International Conference on Efficient Solar Power Generation and Energy Harvesting (ESPGEH 2019). The primary focus of the book is on latest advances and scientific developments in the field of solar energy. The book covers various topics such as solar photovoltaics, solar energy harvesting, smart materials for energy applications, hybrid renewable energy plant, and on-grid and off-grid power plant. The book also discusses current techniques to produce energy-efficient solar cells, emerging materials and processes to develop cost-effective solar cells, and different issues in energy management. Given the scope of the contents, this book will be of interest for researchers, professionals as well as policy makers.


Solar cells Nano-materials for Energy Applications Solar Photovoltaics Solar Energy Harvesting On-Grid & Off-Grid Power Plant Hybrid Renewable Energy Plant Batteries Electric Vehicle Energy Management & Policies ESPGEH 2019

Editors and affiliations

  • Vinod Kumar Jain
    • 1
  • Vikram Kumar
    • 2
  • Abhishek Verma
    • 3
  1. 1.Amity Institute for Advanced Research and Studies (Materials & Devices)Amity UniversityNoidaIndia
  2. 2.Solid State Physics Laboratory (SSPL), Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO)Centre for Laboratory AccreditationNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Amity Institute for Advanced Research and Studies (Materials & Devices)Amity UniversityNoidaIndia

About the editors

Prof. Vinod Kumar Jain obtained his Ph.D. in Solid State Physics from IIT Delhi, India. He joined Solid State Physics Laboratory and worked as Director Grade scientist. He was the head of the silicon devices and Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) division, and has developed many new technologies. He has also developed the technology for space quality silicon solar cells and among these technologies a few have been transferred to industries. His work on electro-luminescence in porous silicon was considered as the first international observation and was reported as NEWS by Photonics spectra USA, Electronics Asia. Dr. Jain was also associated with the National Programme on Smart materials & MEMS technology from the beginning. He has published more than 160 papers in national and international journals, edited a few books and has filed 40 patents. He also worked as Emeritus Scientist of CSIR at NPL up to June 2007. He got the Award in 2012 from “Power of Ideas” (DST programme) and from Royal Academy of U.K. “On the pocket friendly reusable water purification system” based on nanomaterials. His areas of  interest include solar energy, sensors, bio-sensors, water purification. He has started two new institutes at Amity University – Amity Institute for Advanced Research and Studies (Materials & Devices) & Amity Institute of Renewable and Alternative Energy, where he is working as a Distinguished Scientist & Professor.

Prof. Vikram Kumar is well known in the area of semiconductor materials, characterization and device technology. His extensive work towards the understanding of electronic defects and interface states in silicon, III-V and II-VI semiconductors led to the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in 1992.  He led the setting up of GaAs Enabling Technology Centre (GAETEC) foundry at Hyderabad for pilot production of monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMIC). Prof. Kumar is currently Chairman, Centre for Laboratory Accreditation, & Dr. Raja Ramanna Distinguished DRDO Fellow at SSPL, DRDO. He was formerly Emeritus Professor, IIT-Delhi; Professor, IIT Delhi; Director, National Physical Laboratory CSIR; and Director, Solid State Physics Laboratory, DRDO. He has been responsible for setting up the Nanoscale Research Facility at IIT Delhi. He has published over 190 papers in peer reviewed journals. He is a Fellow of the NASI, INAE and IETE in addition to being a member of several professional societies, some of which he is presiding. He was recognized as the Distinguished Materials Scientist of the Year 2012 by the Materials Research Society of India. He has received an honorary DSc from the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Howrah. He has been chair or member of several committees for DST, DIT, MNRE, MEITY, DRDO and other scientific agencies.

Dr. Abhishek Verma completed his Ph.D. in Electronic Science from Delhi University in 2009. He further joined National University of Singapore, Singapore, as a post-doctoral researcher in the area of solar cells. Presently, he is working as an Assistant Professor at Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida, India, where he is teaching at Amity Institute of Renewable & Alternative Energy and pursuing his research activities at Amity Institute for Advanced Research & Studies (Materials & Devices). His areas of interest are organic and inorganic third generation solar cells, nanomaterial characterization, nano-enhanced phase change materials, agrivoltaics, clean energy generation using ferro-fluids, quantum dots and sensors. He has handled various R & D projects, and he has also organized three prestigious international conferences. He has filed 15 patents and 1 granted. He has also edited 3 books and published more than 60 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Advances in Solar Power Generation and Energy Harvesting
  • Book Subtitle Select Proceedings of ESPGEH 2019
  • Editors Vinod Kumar Jain
    Vikram Kumar
    Abhishek Verma
  • Series Title Springer Proceedings in Energy
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Proceed. in Energy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-15-3634-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-15-3637-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-15-3635-9
  • Series ISSN 2352-2534
  • Series E-ISSN 2352-2542
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 207
  • Number of Illustrations 31 b/w illustrations, 85 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Renewable and Green Energy
    Energy Harvesting
    Energy Materials
    Energy Policy, Economics and Management
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