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New Materials Technology For Improving The Efficiency Of Photovoltaic Solar Cells
Author(s): Richard L Statler; Bruce J Faraday
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Paper Abstract

Current materials technology provides methods for reducing solar cell panel temperatures aboard spacecraft by passive heat dissipation technicues. Technology is available for the replacement of conventional solar cell panel substrates with materials which combine the advantages of lighter weight, improved structural strength, and increased thermal conductivity. This study demonstrates how the application of such methods can significantly improve the photovoltaic efficiency of solar cell panels.

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Date Published: 24 September 1986
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0653, Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion V, (24 September 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938347
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Richard L Statler, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)
Bruce J Faraday, Naval Research Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0653:
Optical Materials Technology for Energy Efficiency and Solar Energy Conversion V
Claes-Goeran Granqvist; Carl M. Lampert; John J. Mason; Volker Wittwer, Editor(s)

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