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Status of Nonsilicon Photovoltaic Solar Cell Research
Author(s): S. K. Deb; W. L. Wallace
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Paper Abstract

The current status of non-silicon photovoltaic solar cells is discussed including the identification of current technical and economic issues and future research directions for potential high efficiency low cost technologies. This review covers such advanced materials as CdS/Cu2S, CdS/CuInSe2, and GaAs homojunction and heterojunction devices; such emerging materials as InP, Zn3P2 and CdTe; and liquid junction electrochemical photovoltaic cells. An attempt is made to compare the current relative status of these various technologies and to indicate their near term potential where possible.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 November 1980
PDF: 21 pages
Proc. SPIE 0248, Role of Electro-Optics in Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, (25 November 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.970584
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S. K. Deb, Solar Energy Research Institute (United States)
W. L. Wallace, Solar Energy Research Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0248:
Role of Electro-Optics in Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
Satyendra K. Deb, Editor(s)

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