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

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

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

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: 2015-06-08
ISBN 10: 3527411755
ISBN 13: 9783527411757
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Photon Management in Solar Cells Book Review:

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.

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.

Fabrication and Light Management of Microscale Solar Cells

Fabrication and Light Management of Microscale Solar Cells
Author: Yuan Yao
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1089448267
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

Photovoltaic Solar Energy Book Review:

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.

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: 329
Release: 2017
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1048401464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Optical Modeling and Simulation of Thin Film Photovoltaic Devices

Optical Modeling and Simulation of Thin Film Photovoltaic Devices
Author: Janez Krc,Marko Topic
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 1439818509
ISBN 13: 9781439818503
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optical Modeling and Simulation of Thin Film Photovoltaic Devices Book Review:

In wafer-based and thin-film photovoltaic (PV) devices, the management of light is a crucial aspect of optimization since trapping sunlight in active parts of PV devices is essential for efficient energy conversions. Optical modeling and simulation enable efficient analysis and optimization of the optical situation in optoelectronic and PV devices. Optical Modeling and Simulation of Thin-Film Photovoltaic Devices provides readers with a thorough guide to performing optical modeling and simulations of thin-film solar cells and PV modules. It offers insight on examples of existing optical models, demonstrates the applicability of optical modeling, and presents concrete directions and solutions for improving the devices. Along with giving practical hints, the book highlights significant research, development, and production in the field. It covers numerous approaches of one-, two-, and three-dimensional optical modeling, including one-dimensional semi-coherent modeling and two-dimensional modeling based on the finite element method (FEM). Many practical examples illustrate the use of simulations with the developed models, helping readers better understand and develop their own models as well as appreciate innovative concepts in light management in thin-film PV devices.

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

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: 329
Release: 2018
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1083824101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Wearable Solar Cell Systems

Wearable Solar Cell Systems
Author: Denise Wilson
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2019-11-25
ISBN 10: 0429680007
ISBN 13: 9780429680007
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wearable Solar Cell Systems Book Review:

Smartwatch? Fitness tracker? Portable ECG? Smartphone? Posture monitor? Hearing aid? MP3 player? E-reader? Wireless headset? Hiking watch? Gaming headset? Sleep monitor? Laptop computer? Tablet? Indeed, a dizzying array of portable and wearable electronic devices is available to the modern consumer. Not surprisingly, as the number of devices an individual chooses to wear or carry increases so does the energy required to power those devices. Judging by the increasing popularity of portable power banks, waiting to recharge many of these devices using standard wall outlets is no longer a standard practice. Wearable Solar Cell Systems looks at the possibilities for supporting the energy demand of these devices without the need to return to the dreaded wall outlet for recharging. While crystalline silicon dominates world markets, second- or third-generation solar cell technologies may be more suitable to wearable systems. Array size, architecture, and management must also be chosen to best serve portable and wearable devices and harvest light energy from different light sources under a broad range of input conditions. This book is intended to serve a wide audience from students who desire a basic introduction to solar (photovoltaic) cell technology to professionals seeking a holistic picture of wearable solar cells and systems.

Organic Solar Cells

Organic Solar Cells
Author: Barry P. Rand,Henning Richter
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 810
Release: 2014-08-26
ISBN 10: 9814463663
ISBN 13: 9789814463669
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Organic Solar Cells Book Review:

Organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells have the potential to make a significant contribution to the increasing energy needs of the future. In this book, 15 chapters written by selected experts explore the required characteristics of components present in an OPV device, such as transparent electrodes, electron- and hole-conducting layers, as well as electron donor and acceptor materials. Design, preparation, and evaluation of these materials targeting highest performance are discussed. This includes contributions on modeling down to the molecular level to device-level electrical and optical testing and modeling, as well as layer morphology control and characterization. The integration of the different components in device architectures suitable for mass production is described. Finally, the technical feasibility and economic viability of large-scale manufacturing using fast inexpensive roll-to-roll deposition technologies is assessed.

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.

Advances in Silicon Solar Cells

Advances in Silicon Solar Cells
Author: Shadia Ikhmayies
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2018-01-10
ISBN 10: 331969703X
ISBN 13: 9783319697031
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Silicon Solar Cells Book Review:

This book provides a review of all types of silicon solar cells. The scope includes monocrocrystalline Si solar cells, polycrystalline and amorphous thin-film silicon solar cells, and tandem solar cells. Production, treatment and development of these devices are reviewed. Limitations of these devices, design optimization, testing and fabrication methods are covered. In addition, current status and future prospects for the further development of silicon solar cells are addressed. Special emphasis is given to methods of attaining high efficiency and thereby cost-effective solar power. The aim of the book is to provide the reader with a complete overview about the recent advances in the structure and technology of all generations of silicon solar cells.

High Efficiency Solar Cells

High Efficiency Solar Cells
Author: Xiaodong Wang,Zhiming M. Wang
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2013-11-01
ISBN 10: 3319019880
ISBN 13: 9783319019888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

High Efficiency Solar Cells Book Review:

As part of the effort to increase the contribution of solar cells (photovoltaics) to our energy mix, this book addresses three main areas: making existing technology cheaper, promoting advanced technologies based on new architectural designs, and developing new materials to serve as light absorbers. Leading scientists throughout the world create a fundamental platform for knowledge sharing that combines the physics, materials, and device architectures of high-efficiency solar cells. While providing a comprehensive introduction to the field, the book highlights directions for further research, and is intended to stimulate readers’ interest in the development of novel materials and technologies for solar energy applications.

Silicon Based Thin Film Solar Cells

Silicon Based Thin Film Solar Cells
Author: Roberto Murri
Publsiher: Bentham Science Publishers
Total Pages: 489
Release: 2013-03-20
ISBN 10: 160805456X
ISBN 13: 9781608054565
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silicon Based Thin Film Solar Cells Book Review:

Silicon Based Thin Film Solar Cells explains concepts related to technologies for silicon (Si) based photovoltaic applications. Topics in this book focus on ‘new concept’ solar cells. These kinds of cells can make photovoltaic power production an economically viable option in comparison to the bulk crystalline semiconductor technology industry. A transition from bulk crystalline Si solar cells toward thin-film technologies reduces usage of active material and introduces new concepts based on nanotechnologies. Despite its importance, the scientific development and understanding of new solar cells is not very advanced, and educational resources for specialized engineers and scientists are required. This textbook presents the fundamental scientific aspects of Si thin films growth technology, together with a clear understanding of the properties of the material and how this is employed in new generation photovoltaic solar cells. The textbook is a valuable resource for graduate students working on their theses, young researchers and all people approaching problems and fundamental aspects of advanced photovoltaic conversion.

Nanotechnology and Photovoltaic Devices

Nanotechnology and Photovoltaic Devices
Author: Jan Valenta,Salvo Mirabella
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2015
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1151050274
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology and Photovoltaic Devices Book Review:

Silicon is an abundant element and is produced in large quantities for the electronic industry. The falling price of this commodity also feeds the growth of solar photovoltaics (PV). However, solar cells (SCs) based on bulk semiconductors have quite limited maximum attainable performance. Therefore, new principles and materials are being investigated to build the third generation of SCs with improved conversion efficiency achieved by the optimized harvesting of the solar spectrum, improved carrier generation, better light management, etc. The unique properties of semiconductor nanostructures (tuning of optoelectronic properties by the quantum confinement effect, stronger interaction with light, etc.) can be exploited to fabricate novel types of high-efficiency solar cells. Here, again, silicon along with carbon and germanium (group IV elements) is about to play a major role. In view of the increasing research effort devoted to nanostructures' applications in PV, this book aims to provide a background to students and newcomer researchers as well as to point out some open questions and promising directions for future development. It presents a useful overview of group IV nanostructures for PV, which includes the theoretical background, presentation of main solar cell principles, technological aspects, and nanostructure characterization techniques, and finishes with the design and testing of prototype devices. It is not intended to be just a review of the most up-to-date literature, but the authors aim to provide an educative background of the field. All authors are renowned researchers and experienced teachers in the field of semiconductor nanostructures and photovoltaics.

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

Advanced Nanomaterials for Solar Cells and Light Emitting Diodes Book Review:

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

Solar Cell Nanotechnology

Solar Cell Nanotechnology
Author: Atul Tiwari,Rabah Boukherroub,Maheshwar Sharon
Publsiher: Wiley-Scrivener
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2013-10-21
ISBN 10: 9781118686256
ISBN 13: 111868625X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solar Cell Nanotechnology Book Review:

Focusing on the cutting-edge technologies available in the field of photovoltaics, Solar Cell Nanotechnology explores the latest research and development activities related to organic, inorganic, and hybrid materials being used in solar cell manufacturing. Several chapters are dedicated to explaining the fundamentals of photovoltaics and nanomaterials utilized in the manufacturing of solar cells. Other essential subjects, such as microcontact printing, plasmonic light trapping, outdoor and indoor efficiency, luminescent solar concentrators, and photon management in photovoltaics, are comprehensively reviewed. Written for a broad audience, this is an essential book for engineers, nanotechnologists, and materials scientists.

The Physics of Solar Cells

The Physics of Solar Cells
Author: Jenny Nelson
Publsiher: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 363
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781860943492
ISBN 13: 1860943497
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Physics of Solar Cells Book Review:

An introduction to the physics of the photovoltaic cell. It covers the fundamental principles of semiconductor physics and simple models used to describe solar cell operation. It presents theoretical approaches to efficient solar cell design and examines the main practical types of solar cell