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High Efficiency Solar Cells Based On Indium Phosphide
Author(s): J. L. Shay; S. Wagner; K. J. Bachmann; E. Buehler
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Paper Abstract

We report single crystal InP-CdS solar cells having AM2 efficiencies of 15 percent and polycrystalline thin-film cells having AM2 efficiencies of 5.7 percent. Basic studies of the interface reveal that the thin-film efficiency is presently limited at least in part by the quality of the InP within the grains, and not exclusively by interface phenomena intrinsic to a polycrystalline cell.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 October 1977
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0114, Optics Applied to Solar Energy Conversion, (31 October 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955616
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J. L. Shay, Bell Telephone Laboratories (United States)
S. Wagner, Bell Telephone Laboratories (United States)
K. J. Bachmann, Bell Telephone Laboratories (United States)
E. Buehler, Bell Telephone Laboratories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0114:
Optics Applied to Solar Energy Conversion
A. I. Mlavsky; Roland Winston, Editor(s)

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