Novel Concepts in Design of High-Efficiency Solar Cells

  • Kasturi Lal Chopra
  • Suhit Ranjan Das

Abstract

The most important factor in a discussion of the economic aspects of a particular photovoltaic system is the cost per peak watt output of the device. In earlier chapters we discussed the various thin film systems that are being actively investigated to meet the cost goals. In the last couple of years, a novel approach, that of concentrator solar cells, has been pursued vigorously in several laboratories. In this scheme, the high cost of the solar cell is taken as an accepted fact, but the dollar per peak watt index is reduced by increasing the cell output power using concentrators. It is assumed that the concentrating lens and tracking system would add only marginally to the cost of the total system.

Keywords

Solar Cell Conversion Efficiency Reflection Loss Minority Carrier Diffusion Length Back Surface Field 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kasturi Lal Chopra
    • 1
  • Suhit Ranjan Das
    • 2
  1. 1.Indian Institute of TechnologyNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.National Research CouncilOttawaCanada

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