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Solar Cells

Thin-Film Technologies

Edited by Leonid A. Kosyachenko

Chernivtsi National University, Ukraine

The first book of this four-volume edition is dedicated to one of the most promising areas of photovoltaics, which has already reached a large-scale production of the second-generation thin-film solar modules and has resulted in building the powerful solar plants in several countries around the world. Thin-film technologies using direct-gap semiconductors such as CIGS and CdTe offer the lowest manufacturing costs and are becoming more prevalent in the industry allowing to improve manufacturability of the production at significantly larger scales than for wafer or ribbon Si modules. It is only a matter of time before thin films like CIGS and CdTe will replace wafer-based silicon solar cells as the dominant photovoltaic technology. Photoelectric efficiency of thin-film solar modules is still far from the theoretical limit. The scientific and technological problems of increasing this key parameter of the solar cell are discussed in several chapters of this volume.

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Solar CellsThin-Film TechnologiesEdited by Leonid A. Kosyachenko

Published: November 2nd 2011

DOI: 10.5772/821

ISBN: 978-953-307-570-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6068-7

Copyright year: 2011

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71898 Total Chapter Downloads

15 Crossref Citations

55 Web of Science Citations

41 Dimensions Citations


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1. Thin-Film Photovoltaics as a Mainstream of Solar Power Engineering

By Leonid A. Kosyachenko


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2. Enhanced Diffuse Reflection of Light by Using a Periodically Textured Stainless Steel Substrate

By Shuo-Jen Lee and Wen-Cheng Ke


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3. Low Cost Solar Cells Based on Cuprous Oxide

By Verka Georgieva, Atanas Tanusevski and Marina Georgieva


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4. Application of Electron Beam Treatment in Polycrystalline Silicon Films Manufacture for Solar Cell

By L. Fu


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5. Electrodeposited Cu2O Thin Films for Fabrication of CuO/Cu2O Heterojunction

By Ruwan Palitha Wijesundera


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6. TCO-Si Based Heterojunction Photovoltaic Devices

By Z.Q. Ma and B. He


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7. Crystalline Silicon Thin Film Solar Cells

By Fritz Falk and Gudrun Andra


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8. Architectural Design Criteria for Spacecraft Solar Arrays

By Antonio De Luca


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9. Power Output Characteristics of Transparent a-Si BiPV Window Module

By Jongho Yoon


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10. Influence of Post-Deposition Thermal Treatment on the Opto-Electronic Properties of Materials for CdTe/CdS Solar Cells

By Nicola Armani, Samantha Mazzamuto and Lidice Vaillant-Roca


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11. Chemical Bath Deposited CdS for CdTe and Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Thin Film Solar Cells Processing

By M. Estela Calixto, M. L. Albor-Aguilera, M. Tufiño-Velázquez, G. Contreras-Puente and A. Morales-Acevedo


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12. Innovative Elastic Thin-Film Solar Cell Structures

By Maciej Sibiński and Katarzyna Znajdek


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13. Computer Modeling of Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin Layer “HIT” Solar Cells: Sensitivity Issues and Insights Gained

By Antara Datta and Parsathi Chatterjee


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14. Fabrication of the Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Films Exhibiting High Stability Against Light Soaking

By Satoshi Shimizu, Michio Kondo and Akihisa Matsuda


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15. Analysis of CZTSSe Monograin Layer Solar Cells

By Gregor Černivec, Andri Jagomägi and Koen Decock


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16. Large Area a-Si/μc-Si Thin Film Solar Cells

By Fan Yang


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17. Novel Deposition Technique for Fast Growth of Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Silicon Thin-Film for Thin-Film Silicon Solar Cells

By Jhantu Kumar Saha and Hajime Shirai


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18. Chemical Surface Deposition of CdS Ultra Thin Films from Aqueous Solutions

By H. Il’chuk, P. Shapoval and V. Kusnezh


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19. Development of Flexible Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Thin Film Solar Cell by Lift-Off Process

By Yasuhiro Abe, Takashi Minemoto and Hideyuki Takakura


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20. What is Happening with Regards to Thin-Film Photovoltaics?

By Bolko von Roedern


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21. Spectral Effects on CIS Modules While Deployed Outdoors

By Michael Simon and Edson L. Meyer


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