High-Efficiency III–V Solar Cells

  • John C. C. Fan
  • Mark B. Spitzer
  • Ronald P. Gale
Part of the Advances in Solar Energy book series (AISE, volume 6)

Abstract

High efficiency solar cells have many practical applications. Concepts for obtaining high-efficiency solar cell modules are well understood. Single junction III–V cells composed of either gallium arsenide or indium phosphide have achieved high efficiencies. In particular, gallium arsenide cells have now reached 25.7% one-sun efficiency. To achieve over 30% one-sun efficiency, multi-bandgap structures may be needed with III-V cells playing a major role. A detailed description of multi-bandgap solar cells is given.

Keywords

Quartz Phosphorus Cadmium Recombination Mold 

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  • John C. C. Fan
  • Mark B. Spitzer
  • Ronald P. Gale

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