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Spatially Resolved Characterization in Thin-Film Photovoltaics

  • Matevž Bokalič
  • Marko Topič

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering book series (BRIEFSELECTRIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Matevž Bokalič, Marko Topič
    Pages 1-4
  3. Matevž Bokalič, Marko Topič
    Pages 5-17
  4. Matevž Bokalič, Marko Topič
    Pages 19-39
  5. Matevž Bokalič, Marko Topič
    Pages 41-51
  6. Matevž Bokalič, Marko Topič
    Pages 53-65
  7. Matevž Bokalič, Marko Topič
    Pages 67-79
  8. Matevž Bokalič, Marko Topič
    Pages 81-95
  9. Matevž Bokalič, Marko Topič
    Pages 97-99

About this book

Introduction

The book is devoted to the spatial characterization of solar cells and PV modules. It is written both as a monograph as well as a succinct guide for the state-of-the-art spatial characterization techniques and approaches. Amongst the approaches discussed are visual imaging, electro- and photo-luminescence imaging, thermography, and light beam induced mapping techniques. Emphasis is given on the luminescence image acquisition and interpretation due to its great potential. Characterization techniques are accompanied by simulation tools.

The contents are aimed at a readership of students and senior researchers in R&D as well as engineers in industry who are newcomers to the spatial characterization of either solar cells or PV modules. The concepts and approaches presented herein are based on but not limited to case studies of real thin-film PV devices.

Key features:

 Review of spatially resolved characterization techniques and accompanying SPICE simulations in photovoltaics

 Use of spatially resolved characterization techniques and their combinations for the identification of inhomogeneities in small area CdTe and dye-sensitized solar cells

 Case studies of electroluminescence imaging of commercial PV modules (c-Si, CIGS, CdTe, a-Si, tandem and triple junction thin-film-Si)

The contents are aimed at a readership of students and senior researchers in R&D as well as engineers in industry who are newcomers to the spatial characterization of either solar cells or PV modules. The concepts and approaches presented herein are based on but not limited to case studies of real thin-film PV devices.

Key features:

 Review of spatially resolved characterization techniques and accompanying SPICE simulations in photovoltaics

 Use of spatially resolved characterization techniques and their combinations for the identification of inhomogeneities in small area CdTe and dye-sensitized solar cells

 Case studies of electroluminescence imaging of commercial PV modules (c-Si, CIGS, CdTe, a-Si, tandem and triple junction thin-film-Si)

Keywords

Electroluminescence Photovoltaic Module SPICE Simulations Solar Cell Spatial Characterization

Authors and affiliations

  • Matevž Bokalič
    • 1
  • Marko Topič
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-14651-5
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-14650-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-14651-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-8112
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-8120
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