Solar Cells and Light Management

Solar Cells and Light Management
Author: Francesco Enrichi,Giancarlo C. Righini
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 556
Release: 2019-10
ISBN 10: 9780081027622
ISBN 13: 0081027621
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Solar Cells and Light Management: Materials, Strategies and Sustainability provides an extensive review on the latest advances in PV materials, along with light management strategies for better exploiting the solar spectrum. Following a brief review of the current status of solar cells, the book discusses different concepts, principles and technologies for solar devices, starting with standard silicon cells and then covering organic-hybrid, DSSC, perovskite, quantum dots and nanostructured oxide solar cells. Other sections focus on light manipulation and spectral modification, materials for spectral conversion, and environmental and sustainably considerations. An emergy analysis, which is an extension of the Life Cycle Assessment methodology, is applied to the study of solar PV systems, thus allowing for effective integrated indicators. Provides a comprehensive picture of light management strategies Features the most recent advances in the field, including novel materials and advanced solar cell technologies Presents a resource that is applicable to both new or experienced researchers in the field Contains a section on environmental and sustainability issues

Photon Management in Solar Cells

Photon Management in Solar Cells
Author: Ralf B. Wehrspohn,Uwe Rau,Andreas Gombert
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2016-03-09
ISBN 10: 3527665692
ISBN 13: 9783527665693
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Written by renowned experts in the field of photon management in solar cells, this one-stop reference gives an introduction to the physics of light management in solar cells, and discusses the different concepts and methods of applying photon management. The authors cover the physics, principles, concepts, technologies, and methods used, explaining how to increase the efficiency of solar cells by splitting or modifying the solar spectrum before they absorb the sunlight. In so doing, they present novel concepts and materials allowing for the cheaper, more flexible manufacture of solar cells and systems. For educational purposes, the authors have split the reasons for photon management into spatial and spectral light management. Bridging the gap between the photonics and the photovoltaics communities, this is an invaluable reference for materials scientists, physicists in industry, experimental physicists, lecturers in physics, Ph.D. students in physics and material sciences, engineers in power technology, applied and surface physicists.

Solar Cells and Light Management

Solar Cells and Light Management
Author: Francesco Enrichi,Giancarlo Righini
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 556
Release: 2019-10-29
ISBN 10: 0081028733
ISBN 13: 9780081028735
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solar Cells and Light Management Book Review:

Solar Cells and Light Management: Materials, Strategies and Sustainability provides an extensive review on the latest advances in PV materials, along with light management strategies for better exploiting the solar spectrum. Following a brief review of the current status of solar cells, the book discusses different concepts, principles and technologies for solar devices, starting with standard silicon cells and then covering organic-hybrid, DSSC, perovskite, quantum dots and nanostructured oxide solar cells. Other sections focus on light manipulation and spectral modification, materials for spectral conversion, and environmental and sustainably considerations. An emergy analysis, which is an extension of the Life Cycle Assessment methodology, is applied to the study of solar PV systems, thus allowing for effective integrated indicators. Provides a comprehensive picture of light management strategies Features the most recent advances in the field, including novel materials and advanced solar cell technologies Presents a resource that is applicable to both new or experienced researchers in the field Contains a section on environmental and sustainability issues

Light Management in Thin film Silicon Solar Cells

Light Management in Thin film Silicon Solar Cells
Author: Olindo Isabella
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9789462032798
ISBN 13: 9462032793
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Photovoltaic Solar Energy

Photovoltaic Solar Energy
Author: Ang?le Reinders,Pierre Verlinden,Alexandre Freundlich
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 718
Release: 2017-02-06
ISBN 10: 111892746X
ISBN 13: 9781118927465
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Solar PV is now the third most important renewable energy source, after hydro and wind power, in terms of global installed capacity. Bringing together the expertise of international PV specialists Photovoltaic Solar Energy: From Fundamentals to Applications provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of existing PV technologies in conjunction with an assessment of technological developments. Key features: Written by leading specialists active in concurrent developments in material sciences, solar cell research and application-driven R&D. Provides a basic knowledge base in light, photons and solar irradiance and basic functional principles of PV. Covers characterization techniques, economics and applications of PV such as silicon, thin-film and hybrid solar cells. Presents a compendium of PV technologies including: crystalline silicon technologies; chalcogenide thin film solar cells; thin-film silicon based PV technologies; organic PV and III-Vs; PV concentrator technologies; space technologies and economics, life-cycle and user aspects of PV technologies. Each chapter presents basic principles and formulas as well as major technological developments in a contemporary context with a look at future developments in this rapidly changing field of science and engineering. Ideal for industrial engineers and scientists beginning careers in PV as well as graduate students undertaking PV research and high-level undergraduate students.

Advanced Nanomaterials for Solar Cells and Light Emitting Diodes

Advanced Nanomaterials for Solar Cells and Light Emitting Diodes
Author: Feng Gao
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 549
Release: 2019-04-10
ISBN 10: 0128136480
ISBN 13: 9780128136485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Advanced Nanomaterials for Solar Cells and Light Emitting Diodes discusses the importance of nanomaterials as the active layers in solar cells and light emitting diodes (LEDs), along with the progress of nanomaterials as the electron and hole transporting layers. Specifically, the book reviews the use of nano-morphology of polymers, small molecules, and the organic-inorganic perovskites as the active layers in solar cells and LEDs. The design, fabrication and properties of metal-oxide-based nano-structures as electron and hole transporting layers are also reviewed. In addition, the development of plasmonic nanomaterials for solar cells and LEDs is discussed. Each topic in this book includes an overview of the materials system from principles to process. The advantages, disadvantages and related methodologies are highlighted. The book includes applications based on materials and emphasize how to improve the performance of solar cells and LEDs by the materials design, with a focus on nanomaterials. Provides latest research on nanostructured materials including small molecules, polymers, organic-inorganic perovskites, and many other relevant materials systems for solar cells and LEDs Addresses each promising materials system from principles to process, detailing the advantages and disadvantages of the most relevant methods of processing and fabrication Looks ahead to most likely techniques to improve performance of solar cells and light emitting diodes

Flexible Solar Cells

Flexible Solar Cells
Author: Mario Pagliaro,Giovanni Palmisano,Rosaria Ciriminna
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2008-11-21
ISBN 10: 3527623795
ISBN 13: 9783527623792
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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With the decline in the world's natural resources, the need for new and cheaper energy sources is evolving. One such source is the sun which generates heat and light which can be harnessed and used to our advantage. This reference book introduces the topic of photovoltaics in the form of flexible solar cells. There are explanations of the principles behind this technology, the engineering required to produce these products and the future possibilities offered by this technology. The chemistry and physics of the cells (both organic and inorganic) are clarified as well as production methods, with information how this can then be applied to the nanoscale as well. A complete guide to this new and exciting way of producing energy which will be invaluable to a variety of people from material scientists, chemists, electrical engineers, to management consultants and politicians.

Light Management by Intermediate Reflectors in Silicon based Tandem Solar Cells

Light Management by Intermediate Reflectors in Silicon based Tandem Solar Cells
Author: André Hoffmann
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1048401464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Solar Cells

Solar Cells
Author: Leonid A. Kosyachenko
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 398
Release: 2015-10-22
ISBN 10: 9535121847
ISBN 13: 9789535121848
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solar Cells Book Review:

This book contains chapters in which the problems of modern photovoltaics are considered. The majority of the chapters provide an overview of the results of research and development of different types of solar cells. Such chapters are completed by a justification for a new solar cell structure and technology. Of course, highly effective solar energy conversion is impossible without an in-depth examination of the solar cell components as physical materials. The relations between structural, thermodynamic, and optical properties of the physical material without addressing the band theory of solids are of both theoretical and practical interest. Requirements formulated for the material are also to be used for maximally efficient conversion of solar radiation into useful work.

Semiconductor Materials for Solar Photovoltaic Cells

Semiconductor Materials for Solar Photovoltaic Cells
Author: M. Parans Paranthaman,Winnie Wong-Ng,Raghu N. Bhattacharya
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2015-09-16
ISBN 10: 3319203312
ISBN 13: 9783319203317
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Semiconductor Materials for Solar Photovoltaic Cells Book Review:

This book reviews the current status of semiconductor materials for conversion of sunlight to electricity, and highlights advances in both basic science and manufacturing. Photovoltaic (PV) solar electric technology will be a significant contributor to world energy supplies when reliable, efficient PV power products are manufactured in large volumes at low cost. Expert chapters cover the full range of semiconductor materials for solar-to-electricity conversion, from crystalline silicon and amorphous silicon to cadmium telluride, copper indium gallium sulfide selenides, dye sensitized solar cells, organic solar cells, and environmentally friendly copper zinc tin sulfide selenides. The latest methods for synthesis and characterization of solar cell materials are described, together with techniques for measuring solar cell efficiency. Semiconductor Materials for Solar Photovoltaic Cells presents the current state of the art as well as key details about future strategies to increase the efficiency and reduce costs, with particular focus on how to reduce the gap between laboratory scale efficiency and commercial module efficiency. This book will aid materials scientists and engineers in identifying research priorities to fulfill energy needs, and will also enable researchers to understand novel semiconductor materials that are emerging in the solar market. This integrated approach also gives science and engineering students a sense of the excitement and relevance of materials science in the development of novel semiconductor materials. · Provides a comprehensive introduction to solar PV cell materials · Reviews current and future status of solar cells with respect to cost and efficiency · Covers the full range of solar cell materials, from silicon and thin films to dye sensitized and organic solar cells · Offers an in-depth account of the semiconductor material strategies and directions for further research · Features detailed tables on the world leaders in efficiency demonstrations · Edited by scientists with experience in both research and industry

Next Generation of Photovoltaics

Next Generation of Photovoltaics
Author: Ana Cristobal,Antonio Martí Vega,Antonio Luque López
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2012-02-16
ISBN 10: 3642233686
ISBN 13: 9783642233685
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Next Generation of Photovoltaics Book Review:

This book presents new concepts for a next generation of PV. Among these concepts are: Multijunction solar cells, multiple excitation solar cells (or how to take benefit of high energy photons for the creation of more than one electron hole-pair), intermediate band solar cells (or how to take advantage of below band-gap energy photons) and related technologies (for quantum dots, nitrides, thin films), advanced light management approaches (plasmonics). Written by world-class experts in next generation photovoltaics this book is an essential reference guide accessible to both beginners and experts working with solar cell technology. The book deeply analyzes the current state-of-the-art of the new photovoltaic approaches and outlines the implementation paths of these advanced devices. Topics addressed range from the fundamentals to the description of state-of-the-art of the new types of solar cells.

Tailor made Light Management Textures for Liquid Phase Crystallized Silicon Solar Cells

Tailor made Light Management Textures for Liquid Phase Crystallized Silicon Solar Cells
Author: David Eisenhauer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:1083824101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Physics of Solar Cells

The Physics of Solar Cells
Author: Jenny Nelson
Publsiher: World Scientific Publishing Company
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2003-05-09
ISBN 10: 1848168233
ISBN 13: 9781848168237
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Physics of Solar Cells Book Review:

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the physics of the photovoltaic cell. It is suitable for undergraduates, graduate students, and researchers new to the field. It covers: basic physics of semiconductors in photovoltaic devices; physical models of solar cell operation; characteristics and design of common types of solar cell; and approaches to increasing solar cell efficiency. The text explains the terms and concepts of solar cell device physics and shows the reader how to formulate and solve relevant physical problems. Exercises and worked solutions are included.

Advanced Micro and Nanomaterials for Photovoltaics

Advanced Micro  and Nanomaterials for Photovoltaics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2019-05-25
ISBN 10: 0128145021
ISBN 13: 9780128145029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Micro and Nanomaterials for Photovoltaics Book Review:

Nanomaterials are becoming increasingly important photovoltaic technologies from absorbers to contacts. This book is dedicated to describing the novel materials and technologies for photovoltaics that derive from these new and novel approaches in solar technologies. We have collected a set of renowned experts in their respective fields as authors and their expertise covers a broad set of areas including novel oxides, quantum dots, CZTS and organic solar cells, as well as light management and reliability testing. The organization of the book is divided into three sections; the first part deals with emerging photovoltaic absorbers and absorber approaches, the second part is focused on novel solar cell architectures and device concepts and components; and the last part is focused on their integration into module technologies. The first chapter is an introduction to the basics of solar cells technology facilitating an understanding by the non-expert of the following chapters. The book is intended for academics and professionals, at the research and R&D level in materials and devices, who are looking for opportunities for applications in the solar materials, devices and modules areas. Hopefully it will serve as a reference for students and professionals looking into the potential and development of novel photovoltaic technologies, researchers looking into the development of innovative projects, and teachers in the field of energy and sustainability. Showcases a range of cutting-edge photovoltaic materials and devices, exploring their special properties and how they are best used Assesses the challenges of fabricating solar cell devices using nanotechnology Explores how producing cheaper modules, increasing reliability and increasing efficiency have led to new applications for photovoltaic devices

Light Management in Flexible Silicon Thin Film Solar Cells

Light Management in Flexible Silicon Thin Film Solar Cells
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:935832273
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nanostructured Solar Cells

Nanostructured Solar Cells
Author: Guanying Chen,Zhijun Ning,Hans Agren
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 186
Release: 2018-07-04
ISBN 10: 303842532X
ISBN 13: 9783038425328
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanostructured Solar Cells Book Review:

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Nanostructured Solar Cells" that was published in Nanomaterials

Thin Film Solar Cells

Thin Film Solar Cells
Author: Jef Poortmans,Vladimir Arkhipov
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2006-10-16
ISBN 10: 0470091266
ISBN 13: 9780470091265
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thin Film Solar Cells Book Review:

Thin-film solar cells are either emerging or about to emerge from the research laboratory to become commercially available devices finding practical various applications. Currently no textbook outlining the basic theoretical background, methods of fabrication and applications currently exist. Thus, this book aims to present for the first time an in-depth overview of this topic covering a broad range of thin-film solar cell technologies including both organic and inorganic materials, presented in a systematic fashion, by the scientific leaders in the respective domains. It covers a broad range of related topics, from physical principles to design, fabrication, characterization, and applications of novel photovoltaic devices.

Introduction to Light Trapping in Solar Cell and Photo detector Devices

Introduction to Light Trapping in Solar Cell and Photo detector Devices
Author: Stephen Fonash
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2014-09-15
ISBN 10: 0124166377
ISBN 13: 9780124166370
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Light Trapping in Solar Cell and Photo detector Devices Book Review:

New Approaches to Light Trapping in Solar Cell Devices discusses in detail the use of photonic and plasmonic effects for light trapping in solar cells. It compares and contrasts texturing, the current method of light-trapping design in solar cells, with emerging approaches employing photonic and plasmonic phenomena. These new light trapping methods reduce the amount of absorber required in a solar cell, promising significant cost reduction and efficiency. This book highlights potential advantages of photonics and plasmonics and describes design optimization using computer modeling of these approaches. Its discussion of ultimate efficiency possibilities in solar cells is grounded in a review of the Shockley-Queisser analysis; this includes an in-depth examination of recent analyses building on that seminal work.

3D Printing for Energy Applications

3D Printing for Energy Applications
Author: Albert Tarancón,Vincenzo Esposito
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2021-03-11
ISBN 10: 1119560780
ISBN 13: 9781119560784
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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3D PRINTING FOR ENERGY APPLICATIONS Explore current and future perspectives of 3D printing for the fabrication of high value-added complex devices 3D Printing for Energy Applications delivers an insightful and cutting-edge exploration of the applications of 3D printing to the fabrication of complex devices in the energy sector. The book covers aspects related to additive manufacturing of functional materials with applicability in the energy sector. It reviews both the technology of printable materials and 3D printing strategies itself, and its use in energy devices or systems. Split into three sections, the book covers the 3D printing of functional materials before delving into the 3D printing of energy devices. It closes with printing challenges in the production of complex objects. It also presents an interesting perspective on the future of 3D printing of complex devices. Readers will also benefit from the inclusion of: A thorough introduction to 3D printing of functional materials, including metals, ceramics, and composites An exploration of 3D printing challenges for production of complex objects, including computational design, multimaterials, tailoring AM components, and volumetric additive manufacturing Practical discussions of 3D printing of energy devices, including batteries, supercaps, solar panels, fuel cells, turbomachinery, thermoelectrics, and CCUS Perfect for materials scientists, 3D Printing for Energy Applications will also earn a place in the libraries of graduate students in engineering, chemistry, and material sciences seeking a one-stop reference for current and future perspectives on 3D printing of high value-added complex devices.

Advanced Light Management for CZTSe Alternative Thin Film Solar Cells

Advanced Light Management for CZTSe Alternative Thin Film Solar Cells
Author: Hossam ElAnzeery
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2016-05-05
ISBN 10: 9783659851506
ISBN 13: 3659851507
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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