Optoelectronics of Solar Cells

Optoelectronics of Solar Cells

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With concerns about worldwide environmental security, global warming, and climate change due to emissions of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels, it is desirable to have a wide range of energy technologies in a nation's portfolio. Photovoltaics, or solar cells, are a viable option as a nonpolluting renewable energy source. This text is designed to be an overview of photovoltaic solar cells for those in the fields of optics and optical engineering, as well as those who are interested in energy policy, economics, and the requirements for efficient photo-to-electric energy conversion.The electroluminescent silicon LED was driven at 0.65 V and 50-55 mA. ... If a solar cell is indeed constructed with the wafer used for the above measurement, the open-circuit (or maximum) voltage measured in the laser or under AM 1.5anbsp;...

Title:Optoelectronics of Solar Cells
Author:Greg P. Smestad
Publisher:SPIE Press - 2002-01-01


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