Next Generation Photovoltaics: High Efficiency through Full Spectrum Utilization (Series in Optics and Optoelectronics) by A. Martí
CRC Press | September 1, 2003 | English | ISBN: 0750309059 | 344 pages | PDF | 4 MB
Although photovoltaics are regarded by many as the most likely candidate for long term sustainable energy production, their implementation has been restricted by the high costs involved. Nevertheless, the theoretical limit on photovoltaic energy conversion efficiency-above 85%-suggests that there is room for substantial improvement of current commercially available solar cells, both silicon and thin-film based. Current research efforts are focused on implementing novel concepts to produce a new generation of low-cost, high-performance photovoltaics that make improved use of the solar spectrum.