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Performance Aspects For Thin-Film-Silicon-Hydrogen Solar Cells
Author(s): D. L. Morel
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Paper Abstract

Thin film tandem devices are progressing toward required performance levels for large scale power plant use. Two different approaches, 4-terminal thin-film-silicon-hydrogen/copper indium diselenide hybrid, and thin-film-silicon-hydrogen/thin-film-silicon-germanium hydrogen series tandems, are emerging as the leading contenders. Each of these employs thin-film-silicon-hydrogen as the top device, and each has different technological problems limiting performance. These differences are explored and contrasted. Particular emphasis is placed upon spectral mismatch issues using outdoor data from representative modules. Evaluation in terms of energy delivery rather than peak efficiency is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 1986
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0706, Photovoltaics for Commercial Solar Power Applications, (20 November 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.937241
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D. L. Morel, ARCO Solar, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0706:
Photovoltaics for Commercial Solar Power Applications
David Adler, Editor(s)

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