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Photons from the Sun

  • Takashi KitaEmail author
  • Yukihiro Harada
  • Shigeo Asahi
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Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Abstract

The solar cell is a device that converts the energy of light into electrical energy. Consequently, a prerequisite for the derivation of the conversion efficiency of a solar cell is to understand the nature of light energy. In the present chapter, we clarify what energy is contained in light and explain the characteristics of the light that is emitted from the sun.

Keywords

Photon Sunlight Black-body radiation 

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© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringKobe UniversityKobeJapan

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