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Next Generation Multilayer Graded Bandgap Solar Cells

  • A. A. Ojo
  • W. M. Cranton
  • I. M. Dharmadasa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. A. A. Ojo, W. M. Cranton, I. M. Dharmadasa
    Pages 1-15
  3. A. A. Ojo, W. M. Cranton, I. M. Dharmadasa
    Pages 17-40
  4. A. A. Ojo, W. M. Cranton, I. M. Dharmadasa
    Pages 41-73
  5. A. A. Ojo, W. M. Cranton, I. M. Dharmadasa
    Pages 75-86
  6. A. A. Ojo, W. M. Cranton, I. M. Dharmadasa
    Pages 87-122
  7. A. A. Ojo, W. M. Cranton, I. M. Dharmadasa
    Pages 123-183
  8. A. A. Ojo, W. M. Cranton, I. M. Dharmadasa
    Pages 185-241
  9. A. A. Ojo, W. M. Cranton, I. M. Dharmadasa
    Pages 243-246
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 247-254

About this book

Introduction

This book will guide Photovoltaics researchers in a new way of thinking about harvesting light energy from all wavelengths of the solar spectrum. It closes the gap between general solar cells books and photovoltaics journal articles, by focusing on the latest developments in our understanding of solid-state device physics. The material presented is experimental and based on II-VI thin-film materials, mainly CdTe-based solar cells. The authors describe the use of new device design, based on multilayer graded bandgap configuration, using CdTe-based solar cells. The authors also explain how the photo-generated currents can be enhanced using multi-step charge carrier production. The possibility of fabricating these devices using low-cost and scalable electroplating is demonstrated. The value of electroplating for large area electronic devices such as PV solar panels, display devices and nano-technology devices are also demonstrated.  By enabling new understanding of the engineering of electroplated semiconductor materials and providing an overview of the semiconductor physics and technology, this practical book is ideal to guide researchers, engineers, and manufacturers on future solar cell device designs and fabrications.

Keywords

Solar Electricity Solar Energy and Photovoltaics The Physics of Solar Cells Thin Film Solar Cells Chalcogenide Photovoltaics

Authors and affiliations

  • A. A. Ojo
    • 1
  • W. M. Cranton
    • 2
  • I. M. Dharmadasa
    • 3
  1. 1.Sheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Sheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Sheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96667-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-96666-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-96667-0
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