The Physics of Solar Cells

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Imperial College Press, Jan 1, 2003 - Science - 363 pages
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An introduction to the physics of the photovoltaic cell. It should appeal to undergraduate physicists, graduate students and researchers who want an introduction to the subject. The text covers the ground from the fundamental principles of semiconductor physics to the simple models used to describe solar cell operation. It presents theoretical approaches to efficient solar cell design as well as the features of the main practical types of solar cell. A set of exercises and worked solutions dealing with the text are included to aid in assimilation and teaching. It should enable the reader to understand how solar cells work, to be familiar with the terms and concepts of solar cell device physics, and to formulate and solve relevant physical problems.

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User Review  - particle_p - LibraryThing

If you know some physics already and want to learn about solar cells, this is probably the best intro I know of. The book lies somewhere between a textbook and a popular book. You can read it in bed ... Read full review

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User Review  - Scott Singer - Goodreads

Full of typos/errors and graphs are not that great. Easy read, good intro to solar cells, but was looking for something more challenging. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

by Jenny Nelson and illustrated by Sarah Battersby