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Solar Cells

Research and Application Perspectives

Over the last decade, photovoltaic (PV) technology has shown the potential to become a major source of power generation for the world - with robust and continuous growth even during times of financial and economic crisis. That growth is expected to continue in the years ahead as worldwide awareness of the advantages of PV increases. However, cost remains as the greatest barrier to further expansion of PV-generated power, and therefore cost reduction is the prime goal of the PV and solar cell investigation. This book intends to contribute to such a purpose by covering a wide range of modern research topics in the solar cell physics and technology fields. The already established -1st generation- silicon solar cell technology, the 2nd generation thin film and the 3rd generation dye sensitized solar cells, including new technologies with very high perspectives for reducing the cost of solar electricity such as CZTS, organic polymer and tandem solar cells based on III-V compounds -under concentrated sunlight- are studied in this book by experts in the field from around the world. At the end, two chapters are also dedicated to the systems engineering, providing a complete PV energy research and application perspectives panorama

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Solar CellsResearch and Application PerspectivesEdited by Arturo Morales-Acevedo

Published: March 6th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/3418

ISBN: 978-953-51-1003-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6313-8

Copyright year: 2013

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58026 Total Chapter Downloads

59 Crossref Citations

64 Web of Science Citations

132 Dimensions Citations


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1. Optimization of Third Generation Nanostructured Silicon- Based Solar Cells

By Foozieh Sohrabi, Arash Nikniazi and Hossein Movla


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2. Silicon Solar Cells with Nanoporous Silicon Layer

By Tayyar Dzhafarov


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3. Influence of Surface Treatment on the Conversion Efficiency of Thin-Film a-Si:H Solar Cells on a Stainless Steel Substrate

By Wen-Cheng Ke and Shuo-Jen Lee


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4. Polycrystalline Cu(InGa)Se2/CdS Thin Film Solar Cells Made by New Precursors

By Alessio Bosio, Daniele Menossi, Alessandro Romeo and Nicola Romeo


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5. Cu2ZnSnS4 Thin Film Solar Cells: Present Status and Future Prospects

By Minlin Jiang and Xingzhong Yan


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6. Thin Film Solar Cells Using Earth-Abundant Materials

By Parag S. Vasekar and Tara P. Dhakal


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7. Enhancing the Light Harvesting Capacity of the Photoanode Films in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

By Xiang-Dong Gao, Xiao-Min Li and Xiao-Yan Gan


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8. Metal Oxide Nanomaterials, Conducting Polymers and Their Nanocomposites for Solar Energy

By Sadia Ameen, M. Shaheer Akhtar, Minwu Song and Hyung Shik Shin


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9. Investigation of Organic Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells from Optical Aspect

By Chunfu Zhang, Yue Hao, Dazheng Chen, Zhizhe Wang and Zhenhua Lin


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10. GaAsN Grown by Chemical Beam Epitaxy for Solar Cell Application

By Kazuma Ikeda, Han Xiuxun, Bouzazi Boussairi and Yoshio Ohshita


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11. Solar Cell Efficiency vs. Module Power Output: Simulation of a Solar Cell in a CPV Module

By Egbert Rodriguez Messmer


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12. Electric Energy Management and Engineering in Solar Cell System

By Purnomo Sidi Priambodo, Didik Sukoco, Wahyudi Purnomo, Harry Sudibyo and Djoko Hartanto


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13. Effect of Source Impedance on Hybrid Wind and Solar Power System

By Mu-Kuen Chen and Chao-Yuan Cheng


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