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Nanostructured Solar Cells

Edited by Narottam Das

Central Queensland University, Australia

Nanostructured solar cells are very important in renewable energy sector as well as in environmental aspects, because it is environment friendly. The nano-grating structures (such as triangular or conical shaped) have a gradual change in refractive index which acts as a multilayer antireflective coating that is leading to reduced light reflection losses over broadband ranges of wavelength and angle of incidence. There are different types of losses in solar cells that always reduce the conversion efficiency, but the light reflection loss is the most important factor that decreases the conversion efficiency of solar cells significantly. The antireflective coating is an optical coating which is applied to the surface of lenses or any optical devices to reduce the light reflection losses. This coating assists for the light trapping capturing capacity or improves the efficiency of optical devices, such as lenses or solar cells. Hence, the multilayer antireflective coatings can reduce the light reflection losses and increases the conversion efficiency of nanostructured solar cells.

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Nanostructured Solar CellsEdited by Narottam Das

Published: February 22nd 2017

DOI: 10.5772/62516

ISBN: 978-953-51-2936-3

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2935-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4110-5

Copyright year: 2017

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28302 Total Chapter Downloads

27 Crossref Citations

38 Web of Science Citations

52 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introduction of Nano-Structured Solar Cells

By Narottam Das


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2. Third-Generation-Sensitized Solar Cells

By Muhammad Ammar Mingsukang, Mohd Hamdi Buraidah and Abdul Kariem Arof


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3. Optoelectronics and Bio Devices on Paper Powered by Solar Cells

By António T. Vicente, Andreia Araújo, Diana Gaspar, Lídia Santos, Ana C. Marques, Manuel J. Mendes, Luís Pereira, Elvira Fortunato and Rodrigo Martins


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4. Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells: The Key Role of Heterointerfaces and their Impact on the Performance

By Miroslav Mikolášek


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5. High‐Efficiency Front Junction n‐Type Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells

By Yuguo Tao and Ajeet Rohatgi


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6. Ultrafast Time‐Resolved Measurements of Hybrid Solar Cells

By Kaibo Zheng and Carlito S. Ponseca


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7. Plasmonic Thin Film Solar Cells

By Qiuping Huang, Xiang Hu, Zhengping Fu and Yalin Lu


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8. Interface Engineering and Electrode Engineering for Organic Solar Cells

By Dazheng Chen and Chunfu Zhang


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9. Copper Indium Gallium Selenide Thin Film Solar Cells

By Yang Tang


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10. ZnO-Based Electron Transporting Layer for Perovskite Solar Cells

By Lung-Chien Chen and Zong-Liang Tseng


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11. Fabrication and Characterization of Element-Doped Perovskite Solar Cells

By Takeo Oku, Masahito Zushi, Kohei Suzuki, Yuya Ohishi, Taisuke Matsumoto and Atsushi Suzuki


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12. Perovskite as Light Harvester: Prospects, Efficiency, Pitfalls and Roadmap

By Ruby Srivastava


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13. Recent Progresses in Perovskite Solar Cells

By Serafettin Demic, Ahmet Nuri Ozcivan, Mustafa Can, Cebrail Ozbek and Merve Karakaya


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