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Solar Panels and Photovoltaic Materials

Edited by Beddiaf Zaidi

University of Batna 1

Despite their wide availability and relatively low prices, the conventional energy sources have harmful consequences on the environment and are exhaustible. In order to circumvent these negative effects, the renewable energies in general and the photovoltaic energy in particular are becoming more and more attractive. Solar cell is an electrical device that converts light into electricity at the atomic level. These devices use inorganic or organic semiconductor materials that absorb photons with energy greater than their bandgap to promote energy carriers into their conduction band. They do not pollute the atmosphere by releasing harmful gases, do not require any fuel to produce electricity, and do not move parts so they are rugged. Solar panels have a very long life and do not need much maintenance.

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Solar Panels and Photovoltaic MaterialsEdited by Beddiaf Zaidi

Published: July 11th 2018

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.72061

ISBN: 978-1-78923-435-0

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-434-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-647-6

Copyright year: 2018

Books open for chapter submissions

10977 Total Chapter Downloads

27 Crossref Citations

14 Web of Science Citations

46 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Introduction to Photovoltaic Effect

By Beddiaf Zaidi


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2. A Review of Recycling Processes for Photovoltaic Modules

By Marina Monteiro Lunardi, Juan Pablo Alvarez-Gaitan, José I. Bilbao and Richard Corkish


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3. Quantum Two-Level Model for Excitonic Solar Cells

By Tahereh Nemati Aram and Didier Mayou


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4. Retracted: Effects of the Novel Micro-Structure on the Reflectance of Photovoltaic Silicon Solar Cell

By Lei Zhang


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5. From 11% Thin Film to 23% Heterojunction Technology (HJT) PV Cell: Research, Development and Implementation Related 1600 × 1000 mm2 PV Modules in Industrial Production

By Eugenii Terukov, Andrey Kosarev, Alexey Abramov and Eugenia Malchukova


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6. Perovskite-Structured Photovoltaic Materials

By Ming-Chung Wu and Yin-Hsuan Chang


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7. Degradation Monitoring of Photovoltaic Plants: Advanced GIS Applications

By Miguel de Simón-Martín, Ana-María Diez-Suárez, Laura-Álvarez de Prado, Alberto González-Martínez, Álvaro de la Puente-Gil and Jorge Blanes-Peiró


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8. Multicell Design for Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) Module

By Muhammad Burhan, Muhammad Wakil Shahzad and Kim Choon Ng


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9. Single-Switch Differential Power Processing PWM Converter to Enhance Energy Yield of Photovoltaic Panels under Partial Shading

By Masatoshi Uno, Toru Nakane and Toshiki Shinohara


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