Next Generation of Photovoltaics: New Concepts

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Ana Cristobal, Antonio Martí Vega, Antonio Luque López
Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 16, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 356 pages

This book presents new concepts for a next generation of PV. Among these concepts are: Multijunction solar cells, multiple excitation solar cells (or how to take benefit of high energy photons for the creation of more than one electron hole-pair), intermediate band solar cells (or how to take advantage of below band-gap energy photons) and related technologies (for quantum dots, nitrides, thin films), advanced light management approaches (plasmonics). Written by world-class experts in next generation photovoltaics this book is an essential reference guide accessible to both beginners and experts working with solar cell technology. The book deeply analyzes the current state-of-the-art of the new photovoltaic approaches and outlines the implementation paths of these advanced devices. Topics addressed range from the fundamentals to the description of state-of-the-art of the new types of solar cells.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Present Status in the Development of IIIV MultiJunction Solar Cells
1
Chapter 2 The Interest and Potential of UltraHigh Concentration
22
Chapter 3 The Sun Tracker in Concentrator Photovoltaics
61
Chapter 4 Light Management in ThinFilm Solar Cell
95
Chapter 5 Surface Plasmon Polaritons in Metallic Nanostructures Fundamentals and Their Application to ThinFilm Solar Cells
130
Chapter 6 NonCoherent UpConversion in MultiComponent Organic Systems
157
Chapter 7 Next Generation Photovoltaics Based on Multiple Exciton Generation in Quantum Dot Solar Cells
191
Chapter 8 Fundamentals of Intermediate Band Solar Cells
208
Chapter 9 Modelling of Quantum Dots for Intermediate Band Solar Cells
229
Chapter 10 The Quantum Dot Intermediate Band Solar Cell
251
Chapter 11 ThinFilm Technology in Intermediate Band Solar Cells Advanced Concepts for Chalcopyrite Solar Cells
277
Chapter 12 InGaN Technology for IBSC Applications
308
Chapter 13 Ion Implant Technology for Intermediate Band Solar Cells
321
Index
347
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