Solar Cell Research Progress

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Joseph A. Carson
Nova Publishers, 2008 - Всего страниц: 329
A solar cell or photovoltaic cell is a device that converts light energy into electrical energy. Sometimes the term solar cell is reserved for devices intended specifically to capture energy from sunlight, while the term photovoltaic cell is used when the light source is unspecified. Fundamentally, the device needs to fulfil only two functions: photogeneration of charge carriers (electrons and holes) in a light-absorbing material, and separation of the charge carriers to a conductive contact that will transmit the electricity (simply put, carrying electrons off through a metal contact into a wire or other circuit). This conversion is called the photovoltaic effect, and the field of research related to solar cells is known as photovoltaics. Solar cells have many applications. They have long been used in situations where electrical power from the grid is unavailable, such as in remote area power systems, Earth-orbiting satellites and space probes, consumer systems, e.g. handheld calculators or wrist watches, remote radiotelephones and water pumping applications. More recently, they are starting to be used in assemblies of solar modules (photovoltaic arrays) connected to the electricity grid through an inverter, often in combination with a net metering arrangement. This new book presents the latest research in the field from around the globe.
 

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From Randomly Distributed to Vertically Aligned BulkHeterojunction Solar Cells A New Route to Low Cost Photovoltaics? Nadia Camaioni
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Evaluation on Coating Shape of Space Solar Cell Based on Automatic Optical Inspection Z Fuf H Zhao WX Yan and YZ Zhao
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On Determination of Series Shunt and Dynamic Resistances of MonoCrystalline Polycrystalline and Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells from Single IV C...
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Dye Sensitized Solar Cells Based on Metal Substrates Yongseok Jun1 Hogyeong Yun and Man Gu Rang
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Recent Research Trends in Texturization and Light Trapping in Silicon Solar Cells U Gangopadhyay1 S K Dutta2 and H Saha1
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Solar and Heat Engines Thermodynamic Distinguish as a Key to the High Efficiency Solar Cells VI Laptev1
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HighEffective Solar Energy Conversion Thermodynamics Crystallography and Clusters VI Laptev1 and H Khlyap2
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Present and Future of High Efficiency CdTe Thin Films Solar Cells Osvaldo VigilGaldn1
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Contribution of Surface Photovoltage Method to Diagnostics of Materials for Solar Cells J Tousek J Touskovd and I Kfivka
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A Candidate for Very Low Cost Solar Cells Solar Cells Based on LowPurity Silicon Materials Jianming Li
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Black CuNi Alloy Coatings for Solar Selective Applications A Hull Cell Approach GR Vasanthakumar and CN Tharamani
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New Method of Preparation of Composites Promising for the Development of Plastic Solar Cells
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Index
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Стр. 20 - This work was partially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant No.

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