Next Generation of Photovoltaics

New Concepts

  • Ana Belén Cristóbal López
  • Antonio Martí Vega
  • Antonio Luque López

Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 165)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Simon P. Philipps, Wolfgang Guter, Elke Welser, Jan Schöne, Marc Steiner, Frank Dimroth et al.
    Pages 1-21
  3. Carlos Algora, Ignacio Rey-Stolle
    Pages 23-60
  4. Ignacio Luque-Heredia, Goulven Quéméré, Rafael Cervantes, Olivier Laurent, Emmanuele Chiappori, Jing Ying Chong
    Pages 61-93
  5. Janez Krč, Benjamin Lipovšek, Marko Topič
    Pages 95-129
  6. Stanislav Baluschev, Tzenka Miteva
    Pages 157-190
  7. Antonio Martí, Antonio Luque
    Pages 209-228
  8. Colin R. Stanley, Corrie D. Farmer, Elisa Antolín, Antonio Martí, Antonio Luque
    Pages 251-275
  9. C. Thomas Foxon, Sergei V. Novikov, Richard P. Campion
    Pages 309-319
  10. Javier Olea, David Pastor, María Toledano Luque, Ignacio Mártil, Germán González Díaz
    Pages 321-346
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 347-354

About this book


This book presents new concepts for a next generation of PV. Among these concepts are: Multijunction solar cells, multiple excitation solar cells (or how to take benefit of high energy photons for the creation of more than one electron hole-pair), intermediate band solar cells (or how to take advantage of below band-gap energy photons) and related technologies (for quantum dots, nitrides, thin films), advanced light management approaches (plasmonics). Written by world-class experts in next generation photovoltaics this book is an essential reference guide accessible to both beginners and experts working with solar cell technology. The book deeply analyzes the current state-of-the-art of the new photovoltaic approaches and outlines the implementation paths of these advanced devices. Topics addressed range from the fundamentals to the description of state-of-the-art of the new types of solar cells.


Intermediate band Light management Multijunction devices Multiple exciton Photovoltaic materials

Editors and affiliations

  • Ana Belén Cristóbal López
    • 1
  • Antonio Martí Vega
    • 2
  • Antonio Luque López
    • 3
  1. 1.E.T.S.I. Telecommunicacion, Inst. Energia SolarUniversidad Politéchnica de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.E.T.S.I. Telecommunicacion, Inst. Energia SolarUniversidad Politéchnica de MadridMadridSpain
  3. 3.E.T.S.I. Telecommunicacion, Inst. Energia SolarUniversidad Politéchnica de MadridMadridSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-23368-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-23369-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0342-4111
  • Series Online ISSN 1556-1534
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