Advertisement

Concentrator Photovoltaics

  • Antonio L. Luque
  • Andreev Viacheslav

Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 130)

About this book

Introduction

Photovoltaic solar-energy conversion is one of the most promising technologies for generating renewable energy, and conversion of concentrated sunlight can lead to reduced cost for solar electricity. In fact, photovoltaic conversion of concentrated sunlight insures an efficient and cost-effective sustainable power resource. This book gives an overview of all components, e.g. cells, concentrators, modules and systems, for systems of concentrator photovoltaics. The authors report on significant results related to design, technology, and applications, and also cover the fundamental physics and market considerations. Specific contributions include: theory and practice of sunlight concentrators; an overview of concentrator PV activities; a description of concentrator solar cells; design and technology of modules and systems; manufacturing aspects; and a market study.

Keywords

Concentrators Photovoltaics Semiconductors Solar cells Solar energy optics solar cell

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio L. Luque
    • 1
  • Andreev Viacheslav
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto de Energía SolarUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.Ioffe Physico-Technical InstituteIoffe Physico-Technical InstituteSt. PetersburgRussian Federation

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-68798-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-68796-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-68798-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0342-4111
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Materials & Steel
Automotive
Chemical Manufacturing
Biotechnology
Electronics
Telecommunications
Consumer Packaged Goods
Energy, Utilities & Environment
Aerospace
Oil, Gas & Geosciences
Engineering