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: Anonim
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.

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

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Next Generation of Photovoltaics

Next Generation of Photovoltaics
Author: Ana Cristobal,Antonio Martí Vega,Antonio Luque López
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2012-02-14
ISBN 10: 3642233694
ISBN 13: 9783642233692
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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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Photovoltaics for the 21st Century 5

Photovoltaics for the 21st Century 5
Author: M. Tao
Publsiher: The Electrochemical Society
Total Pages: 143
Release: 2010-02
ISBN 10: 1566777828
ISBN 13: 9781566777827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Photovoltaics for the 21st Century 5 Book Review:

This is the Proceedings of ECS Symposium on Photovoltaics for the 21st Century, held in October 2009 in Vienna. The Symposium received over 50 invited and contributed papers. These papers cover major solar cell technologies, from silicon to thin films to 3rd-generation. Material synthesis and characterization, cell fabrication, and device physics and testing for various solar cell technologies are reported.

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.

Photovoltaic Solar Energy

Photovoltaic Solar Energy
Author: Angèle Reinders,Pierre Verlinden,Wilfried van Sark,Alexandre Freundlich
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2017-01-03
ISBN 10: 1118927478
ISBN 13: 9781118927472
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.

Photovoltaic Modeling Handbook

Photovoltaic Modeling Handbook
Author: Monika Freunek Müller
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2018-09-05
ISBN 10: 1119363527
ISBN 13: 9781119363521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Photovoltaic Modeling Handbook Book Review:

This book provides the reader with a solid understanding of the fundamental modeling of photovoltaic devices. After the material independent limit of photovoltaic conversion, the readers are introduced to the most well-known theory of "classical" silicon modeling. Based on this, for each of the most important PV materials, their performance under different conditions is modeled. This book also covers different modeling approaches, from very fundamental theoretic investigations to applied numeric simulations based on experimental values. The book concludes wth a chapter on the influence of spectral variations. The information is supported by providing the names of simulation software and basic literature to the field. The information in the book gives the user specific application with a solid background in hand, to judge which materials could be appropriate as well as realistic expectations of the performance the devices could achieve.

Solar Cells

Solar Cells
Author: Arturo Morales-Acevedo
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2013-03-06
ISBN 10: 9535110039
ISBN 13: 9789535110033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solar Cells Book Review:

Over the last decade, photovoltaic (PV) technology has shown the potential to become a major source of power generation for the world - with robust and continuous growth even during times of financial and economic crisis. That growth is expected to continue in the years ahead as worldwide awareness of the advantages of PV increases. However, cost remains as the greatest barrier to further expansion of PV-generated power, and therefore cost reduction is the prime goal of the PV and solar cell investigation. This book intends to contribute to such a purpose by covering a wide range of modern research topics in the solar cell physics and technology fields. The already established -1st generation- silicon solar cell technology, the 2nd generation thin film and the 3rd generation dye sensitized solar cells, including new technologies with very high perspectives for reducing the cost of solar electricity such as CZTS, organic polymer and tandem solar cells based on III-V compounds -under concentrated sunlight- are studied in this book by experts in the field from around the world. At the end, two chapters are also dedicated to the systems engineering, providing a complete PV energy research and application perspectives panorama

Wearable Solar Cell Systems

Wearable Solar Cell Systems
Author: Denise Wilson
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2019-11-25
ISBN 10: 0429680015
ISBN 13: 9780429680014
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.

Copper Zinc Tin Sulfide-Based Thin-Film Solar Cells

Copper Zinc Tin Sulfide-Based Thin-Film Solar Cells
Author: Kentaro Ito
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2014-12-11
ISBN 10: 1118437853
ISBN 13: 9781118437858
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Copper Zinc Tin Sulfide-Based Thin-Film Solar Cells Book Review:

Beginning with an overview and historical background of Copper Zinc Tin Sulphide (CZTS) technology, subsequent chapters cover properties of CZTS thin films, different preparation methods of CZTS thin films, a comparative study of CZTS and CIGS solar cell, computational approach, and future applications of CZTS thin film solar modules to both ground-mount and rooftop installation. The semiconducting compound (CZTS) is made up earth-abundant, low-cost and non-toxic elements, which make it an ideal candidate to replace Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS) and CdTe solar cells which face material scarcity and toxicity issues. The device performance of CZTS-based thin film solar cells has been steadily improving over the past 20 years, and they have now reached near commercial efficiency levels (10%). These achievements prove that CZTS-based solar cells have the potential to be used for large-scale deployment of photovoltaics. With contributions from leading researchers from academia and industry, many of these authors have contributed to the improvement of its efficiency, and have rich experience in preparing a variety of semiconducting thin films for solar cells.

Emerging Solar Energy Materials

Emerging Solar Energy Materials
Author: Sadia Ameen,M. Shaheer Akhtar,Hyung-Shik Shin
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2018-08-01
ISBN 10: 1789235820
ISBN 13: 9781789235821
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Emerging Solar Energy Materials Book Review:

This book provides the fundamental understanding of the functioning of solar cellsand the materials for the effective utilization of energy resources. The main objective of writing this book is to create a comprehensive and easy-to-understand source of information on the advances in the rapidly growing research on solar cells. Emerging Solar Energy Materials comprises 12 chapters written by the experts in the solar cell field and is organized with the intention to provide a big picture of the latest progress in the solar cell field and at the same time give an in-depth discussion on fundamentals of solar cells for interested audiences. In this book, each part opens with a new author's essay highlighting their work for contribution toward solar energy. Critical, cutting-edge subjects are addressed, including: Photovoltaic device technology and energy applications; Functional solar energy materials; New concept in solar energy; Perovskite solar cells; Dye-sensitized solar cells; Organic solar cells; Thin-film solar cells. The book is written for a large and broad readership including researchers and university graduate students from diverse backgrounds such as chemistry, physics, materials science, and photovoltaic device technology. The book includes enough information on the basics to be used as a textbook undergraduate coursework in engineering and the sciences.

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

Ultrathin Solar Cells with Ag Meta-material Nanostructure for Light Absorption Enhancement

Ultrathin Solar Cells with Ag Meta-material Nanostructure for Light Absorption Enhancement
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1052073795
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ultrathin Solar Cells with Ag Meta-material Nanostructure for Light Absorption Enhancement Book Review:

Highlights: Ultrathin solar cell and plasmonic structures are combined to obtain superior performance. Ag nanostructures were applied to a novel meta-material design to obtain high-efficiency. The 3D-FDTD were clearly showed 189.5% short-circuit current density enhancement. 154.8% light absorption enhancement over the whole solar spectrum was obtained. Abstract: The two major problems of conventional photovoltaic devices are their low conversion efficiencies and relatively high production cost. Lately, ultrathin film photovoltaics have been proposed to overcome the mentioned issues. However, the thin film solar cells have some weaknesses, and the main deficiency is their low light absorption, which is related to the reduced absorber thickness. Therefore, light management plans are needed for ultrathin solar cells to enhance their light absorption. Using plasmonic and more specifically the meta-material structures is one of the efficient techniques to manage and trap the incident light inside the active region of photovoltaics. Here, we have proposed an ultrathin Si solar cell with embedded meta-material nanostripes in which their positions were swept in x and z directions to acquire the optimum performance. The results show that the designed structure gives rise to 154.8% light absorption enhancement and 189.5% short-circuit current density enhancement over the solar spectrum compared to the reference conventional structure.