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Solar Cells and Their Applications

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ISBN-10: 0470446331

ISBN-13: 9780470446331

Edition: 2nd 2010

Authors: Larry D. Partain, Lewis M. Fraas

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This Second Edition has been updated to reflect the advances that have taken place since publication of the previous edition. The book draws upon basic physics and engineering principles coupled with key economic, market, business, investment, and policy factors to explain the current status of solar cells and how their applications will expand over the next few decades. This new edition is of interest to technologists in the fields of solar cells and systems, academics studying microelectronics, semiconductors, and solar cells, and business students and investors with a technical focus.
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Book details

List price: $128.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 9/17/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 648
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Introduction to Solar Cells
Solar Cells: A Brief History and Introduction
Solar Cell Electricity Market History, Public Policy, Projected Future and Estimated Costs
Solar Cells, Single Crystal Semiconductors, and High Efficiency
Solar Cell Device Physics
Terrestrial Solar Cell Electricity
Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells and Modules
Thin Film Solar Cells and Modules
Terrestrial Module Fabrication & Assembly Technologies
Chinese Solar Cell Status
Tracking the Sun for More kWh and Lower Cost Solar Electricity
Solar Cell Systems: Definition, Performance & Reliability
Leveled Cost of Energy for Utility-Scale Photovoltaics
Terrestrial Concentrator Solar Cell Systems
Low Concentration Crystalline Silicon Systems
High-Concentration, III-V Multijunction Solar Cells
High Concentration Fresnel Lens Assemblies and Systems
High Concentration Cassengrainian Solar Cell Modules and Arrays
Concentrator Solar Cell Installations at University of Nevada Las Vegas
Concentrator Solar Cell Field Installations
Solar Cells in Space
Space Solar Cells and Applications
Other Aspects & Considerations
Solar Resource for Space and Terrestrial Applications
Solar Energy Costs: The Solar Advisor Model
Challenges of Large-Scale Solar Cell Electricity Production
Thin Films & X-ray Imager Technologies
Market Overview of Flat Panel Detectors for X-Ray Imaging
Amorphous Silicon Transistors and Photodiodes
Amorphous Silicon Digital X-ray Imaging
Photoconductor Digital X-ray Imaging
Summary, Conclusions, and Recommendations