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Third Generation Photovoltaics Advanced Solar Energy Conversion

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ISBN-10: 3540265627

ISBN-13: 9783540265627

Edition: 2003

Authors: Martin A. Green

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Photovoltaics, the direct conversion of sunlight to electricity, is now the fastest growing technology for electricity generation. Present "first generation" products use the same silicon wafers as in microelectronics. "Second generation" thin-films, now entering the market, have the potential to greatly improve the economics by eliminating material costs. Martin Green, one of the worlds foremost photovoltaic researchers, argues in this book that "second generation" photovoltaics will eventually reach its own material cost constraints, engendering a "third generation" of high performance thin-films. The book explores, self-consistently, the energy conversion potential of advanced approaches…    
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Book details

List price: $199.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Springer Berlin / Heidelberg
Publication date: 12/6/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Stuart Wenham is a Scientia Professor at the University of New South Wales and Director of the University's ARC Photovoltaic Centre of Excellence. In a career spanning more than a quarter of a century, he has invented or co-invented eight suites of solar cell technologies that have been licensed to solar cell makers around the world. He is the recipient of numerous Australian and international PV and Innovation awards and established the world's first Photovoltaics Engineering Degree program at the University of NSW.Martin Green is currently a Scientia Professor at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and Executive Research Director of the University's Photovoltaic Centre of…    

Introduction
Black-Bodies, White Suns
Energy, Entropy and Efficiency
Single Junction Cells
Tandem Cells
Hot Carrier Cells
Multiple Electron-Hole Pairs per Photon
Impurity Photovoltaic and Multiband Cells
Thermophotovoltaic and Thermophotonic Conversion
Conclusions