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Solar Cells

Silicon Wafer-Based Technologies

Edited by Leonid A. Kosyachenko

Chernivtsi National University, Ukraine

The third book of four-volume edition of 'Solar Cells' is devoted to solar cells based on silicon wafers, i.e., the main material used in today's photovoltaics. The volume includes the chapters that present new results of research aimed to improve efficiency, to reduce consumption of materials and to lower cost of wafer-based silicon solar cells as well as new methods of research and testing of the devices. Light trapping design in c-Si and mc-Si solar cells, solar-energy conversion as a function of the geometric-concentration factor, design criteria for spacecraft solar arrays are considered in several chapters. A system for the micrometric characterization of solar cells, for identifying the electrical parameters of PV solar generators, a new model for extracting the physical parameters of solar cells, LBIC method for characterization of solar cells, non-idealities in the I-V characteristic of the PV generators are discussed in other chapters of the volume.

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Solar CellsSilicon Wafer-Based TechnologiesEdited by Leonid A. Kosyachenko

Published: November 2nd 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1758

ISBN: 978-953-307-747-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6069-4

Copyright year: 2011

Books open for chapter submissions

61198 Total Chapter Downloads

39 Crossref Citations

59 Web of Science Citations

70 Dimensions Citations


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1. Solar Cell

By Purnomo Sidi Priambodo, Nji Raden Poespawati and Djoko Hartanto


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2. Epitaxial Silicon Solar Cells

By Vasiliki Perraki


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3. A New Model for Extracting the Physical Parameters from I-V Curves of Organic and Inorganic Solar Cells

By N. Nehaoua, Y. Chergui and D. E. Mekki


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4. Trichromatic High Resolution-LBIC: A System for the Micrometric Characterization of Solar Cells

By Javier Navas, Rodrigo Alcántara, Concha Fernández-Lorenzo and Joaquín Martín-Calleja


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5. Silicon Solar Cells: Structural Properties of Ag-Contacts/Si-Substrate

By Ching-Hsi Lin, Shih-Peng Hsu and Wei-Chih Hsu


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6. Possibilities of Usage LBIC Method for Characterisation of Solar Cells

By Jiri Vanek and Kristyna Jandova


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7. Producing Poly-Silicon from Silane in a Fluidized Bed Reactor

By B. Erik Ydstie and Juan Du


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8. Silicon-Based Third Generation Photovoltaics

By Tetyana Nychyporuk and Mustapha Lemiti


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9. Optical Insights into Enhancement of Solar Cell Performance Based on Porous Silicon Surfaces

By Asmiet Ramizy, Y. Al-Douri, Khalid Omar and Z. Hassan


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10. Evaluation the Accuracy of One-Diode and Two-Diode Models for a Solar Panel Based Open-Air Climate Measurements

By Mohsen Taherbaneh, Gholamreza Farahani and Karim Rahmani


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11. Non-Idealities in the I-V Characteristic of the PV Generators: Manufacturing Mismatch and Shading Effect

By Filippo Spertino, Paolo Di Leo and Fabio Corona


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12. Light Trapping Design in Silicon-Based Solar Cells

By Fengxiang Chen and Lisheng Wang


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13. Characterization of Thin Films for Solar Cells and Photodetectors and Possibilities for Improvement of Solar Cells Characteristics

By Aleksandra Vasic, Milos Vujisic, Koviljka Stankovic and Predrag Osmokrovic


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14. Solar Cells on the Base of Semiconductor-Insulator-Semiconductor Structures

By Alexei Simaschevici, Dormidont Serban and Leonid Bruc


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15. Maturity of Photovoltaic Solar-Energy Conversion

By Michael Y. Levy


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16. Application of the Genetic Algorithms for Identifying the Electrical Parameters of PV Solar Generators

By Anis Sellami and Mongi Bouaïcha


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