About the book
The future societal needs deeply rely on access to cheap and abundant sources of energy. The high percentage of the world’s energy requirement is being provided by non-renewable resources like oil, coal, and natural gas, which assists global warming and has baleful effects on our environment. Nowadays, there is an urgent and drastically increasing need for environmentally friendly and renewable energy technologies from CO2-neutral sources. This can be successfully addressed by the photoelectric conversion of clean and plentiful solar energy. The possibility to generate electricity in situ by small (even individual) production plants, the limited environmental impact with zero carbon dioxide generation and the easy building integration, make solar energy the best solution for electricity production in rural and isolated areas. This book will guide and discuss the best research-cell efficiencies.
The main objective of writing this book is to introduce a current state-of-the-art of the highest confirmed conversion efficiencies for research cells for a range of photovoltaic technologies. This book will subject and highlight the recent development which related to Multi-junction Cells, Single-Junction GaAs, Thin-Film Technologies, Emerging photovoltaics.
The book will be of interest for wide readership and hopefully it will guide the researchers, engineering and postgraduates students to stand-up for photovoltaic device technology.