High-Efficient Low-Cost Photovoltaics

Recent Developments

  • Vesselinka Petrova-Koch
  • Rudolf Hezel
  • Adolf Goetzberger

Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 140)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Karl Hesse, Ewald Schindlbeck
    Pages 31-42
  3. A. S. Abramov, D. A. Andronikov, S. N. Abolmasov, E. I. Terukov
    Pages 113-132
  4. Zh. I. Alferov, V. M. Andreev, M. Z. Shvarts
    Pages 133-174
  5. F. Kessler, D. Hariskos, S. Spiering, E. Lotter, H. P. Huber, R. Wuerz
    Pages 175-218
  6. D. Forgacs, K. Wojciechowski, O. Malinkiewicz
    Pages 219-255
  7. V. Petrova-Koch, J. Mayer
    Pages 257-276
  8. D. Forgacs, K. Wojciechowski, O. Malinkiewicz
    Pages C1-C1
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 297-300

About this book


This book offers a bird’s-eye view of the recent development trends in photovoltaics – a big business field that is rapidly growing and well on its way to maturity. The book describes current efforts to develop highly efficient, low-cost photovoltaic devices based on crystalline silicon, III–V compounds, copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) and perovskite photovoltaic cells along with innovative, cost-competitive glass/ flexible tubular glass concentrator modules and systems, highlighting recent attempts to develop highly efficient, low-cost, flexible photovoltaic cells based on CIGS and perovskite thin films. This second edition presents, for the first time, the possible applications of perovskite modules together with Augsburger Tubular photovoltaics.


Photovoltaic Applications CIGS TFPV Perovskite PV Augsburger Tubular PV concentrator photovoltaics Agro PV Advanced Solar Grade Silicon High Efficient Silicon Solar Cells Fluorescent Solar Energy Concentrators

Editors and affiliations

  • Vesselinka Petrova-Koch
    • 1
  • Rudolf Hezel
    • 2
  • Adolf Goetzberger
    • 3
  1. 1.Gate EastGarchingGermany
  2. 2.University of HannoverPullachGermany
  3. 3.Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy SystemFreiburgGermany

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