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Basic Concepts For The Design Of High-Efficiency Single-Junction And Multibandgap Solar Cells
Author(s): John C. C. Fan
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Paper Abstract

Concepts for obtaining practical solar cell modules with one-sun efficiencies up to 30% at air mass 1 are now well understood. Such high-efficiency modules would utilize multibandgap structures. To achieve module efficiencies significantly above 30%, it will be necessary to employ different concepts, such as spectral compression and broad band detection. A detailed description of the concepts for the design of high-efficiency multibandgap solar cells is given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 May 1985
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0543, Photovoltaics, (9 May 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.948193
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John C. C. Fan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0543:
Photovoltaics
Satyen K. Deb, Editor(s)

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