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By I M Dharmadasa

ISBN-10: 9814316075

ISBN-13: 9789814316071

This ebook concentrates at the newest advancements in our figuring out of solid-state gadget physics. the cloth provided is especially experimental and in line with CdTe thin-film sun cells. It extends those new findings to CIGS thin-film sun cells and offers a brand new machine layout in response to graded bandgap multilayer sun cells. This layout has been experimentally proven utilizing the well-researched GaAs/AlGaAs process and preliminary units have proven remarkable machine parameters. those units are in a position to soaking up all radiation (UV, seen, and infra-red) in the sun spectrum and combines "impact ionization" and "impurity photovoltaic" results. the enhanced equipment realizing offered during this ebook may still impression and consultant destiny machine layout and inexpensive thin-film sunlight panel manufacture.

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25, 676. 3. J. Poortmans and V. Arkhipov (eds) (2007) Thin Film Solar Cells (Fabrication, Characterisation and Applications), John Wiley & Sons. 35 July 27, 2012 17:11 PSP Book - 9in x 6in 36 Status Report on Solar Energy Technologies 4. M. F. Lamorte and D. , 22, 467. 5. I. M. Dharmadasa (2005) Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells, 85, 293–300. 6. I. M. Dharmadasa, J. S. Roberts, and G. Hill (2005) Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells, 88, 413–422. 7. I. M. Dharmadasa (2009) Curr. Appl. cap. 021. ¨ 8. M. P.

5 How to Maximise FF To improve the shape of the I-V curve, and hence the FF, the total series resistance should be minimised (ideally Rs = 0). 15 The effect of Rs and Rsh on I-V curves of PV solar cells. the device, and materials used. The leakage resistance (or the shunt resistance) must be increased (ideally Rsh → ∞). This can be achieved by minimising the R&G process and plugging any pinholes and other conducting paths in the material (Fig. 15). 6 Next-Generation Solar Cells Next-generation solar cells will be developed based on various systems.

1 Introduction The energy radiated from the sun is equivalent to a million billion 100 GW power stations. Part of this energy reaches the planet Earth at a rate of ∼1 kWm−2 , but technology has succeeded in tapping only a tiny fraction of this energy to date. ) arise due to the primary solar energy. The PV effect was discovered by a French scientist, Edmund Becquerel, in 1839, when he was 19 years old. Edmund may have learned this subject area from watching his father, Cesar, known as the grandfather of electrochemistry, working with electrodes and electrolytes in his laboratory (Fig.

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