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Multiple Source Photovoltaics

  • P. T. Landsberg
  • A. De Vos
  • P. Baruch
  • J. E. Parrott
Part of the Understanding Chemical Reactivity book series (UCRE, volume 18)

Abstract

The work flux output of a solar cell subject to n black-body pumping sources is optimised in an approximate sense (investigated in earlier papers). Some theoretical efficiency curves are shown for a three-source situation. The various resulting efficiencies are analysed and compared. Further, an appropriately generalised solar cell equation is found and discussed. A relation with the generalised Shockley-Queisser efficiency is also established for the new extended setting. The one, two and three dimensional cases are covered in a single formalism.

Keywords

Solar Cell Solid Angle Entropy Generation Approximate Maximum Number Flux 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. T. Landsberg
    • 1
  • A. De Vos
    • 2
  • P. Baruch
    • 3
  • J. E. Parrott
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Mathematical StudiesUniversity of SouthamptonUK
  2. 2.Vakgroep voor Elektronika en Informatie Systemen (ELIS)Universiteit GentGentBelgium
  3. 3.Groupe de Physique des Solides (associé au CNRS)Université Paris 7Paris Cedex 05France
  4. 4.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of Wales College of CardiffCardiffUK

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