PROGRESS IN PHOTOVOLTAICS: RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS
Prog. Photovolt: Vaca. Appl. (2012)
Published on the net in Wiley Online Catalogue (wileyonlinelibrary. com). DOI: twelve. 1002/pip. 1255
PAPER PROVIDED AT 26TH EU PVSEC, HAMBURG, PHILIPPINES 2011
Solar cell generations over forty percent efп¬Ѓciency
R. R. King*, D. Bhusari, D. Larrabee, X. -Q. Liu, Electronic. Rehder, K. Edmondson, H. Cotal, 3rd there’s r. K. Smith, J. H. Ermer, C. M. Fetzer, D. C. Law and N. They would. Karam
Spectrolab, Inc., 12500 Gladstone Ave, Sylmar, CA 91342, UNITED STATES
Multijunction III-V concentrator cells of several different types have demonstrated photo voltaic conversion efп¬Ѓciency over forty percent since 06\, and signify the only third-generation photovoltaic technology to enter business power technology markets until now. The next level of photo voltaic cell efп¬Ѓciency improvement, via 40% to 50%-efп¬Ѓcient production cells, is perhaps the most important yet, since it is within this selection that concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) systems could become the lowest cost option for sun electricity, contending with typical power era without govt subsidies. The impact of 40% and 50% cell efп¬Ѓciency on cost effective geographic areas for CPV systems is calculated in the continental ALL OF US, Europe, and North The african continent. We take a scientific look at a progression of multijunction cellular architectures that could take us up to 50% efп¬Ѓciency, employing modeling grounded in well-characterized solar cellular materials systems of today's 40% cellular material, discussing the theoretical, elements science, and manufacturing concerns for the most appealing approaches. The consequences of varying solar power spectrum and current balance on strength production in 4-junction, 5-junction, and 6-junction terrestrial concentrator cells will be shown to be visible, but are far outweighed by increased efп¬Ѓciency of these advanced cell designs. Production efп¬Ѓciency distributions in the last п¬Ѓve generations of terrestrial concentrator solar cells will be discussed. Fresh results are proven for a extremely manufacturable, straight metamorphic 3-junction GaInP/GaInAs/Ge solar cell with 41. 6% efп¬Ѓciency independently conп¬Ѓrmed by 484 suns (48. 5 W/cm2) (AM1. 5D, ASTM G173-03, 25 C), the greatest demonstrated for the cell of this type needing a single metalorganic vapor-phase epitaxy growth work. Copyright В© 2012 David Wiley & Sons, Ltd. KEYWORDS
multijunction; high efп¬Ѓciency; concentrator; III-V; metamorphic; 4-junction, 5-junction, 6-junction; energy development; cost building *Correspondence
Richard King, Spectrolab, Inc., 12500 Gladstone Volatil, Sylmar, CALIFORNIA 91342, USA. E-mail: [email protected] com
Received 2 September 2011; Modified 2 November 2011; Accepted 22 The fall of 2011
1 . INTRODUCTION
Multijunction III-V concentrator cells have highest
energy conversion efп¬Ѓciency of any kind of solar cellular technology,
with several different types of cellular architecture reaching
over 40% efп¬Ѓciency seeing that 2006 [1вЂ“7]. These kinds of cells signify the only third-generation photovoltaic technology to enter business power technology markets up to now,
and still demonstrate what is possible for various other
emerging sun cell technologies that split the sun's
spectrum in to discrete slices for larger efп¬Ѓciency, this kind of
as п¬‚at-plate multijunction polycrystalline semiconductor
cells, tandem organic solar cells, and spectral breaking
III-V multijunction concentrator cells using these kinds of highefп¬Ѓciency improvements are now by far the major type of solar panels used in concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solar
electric power systems, because of their dramatic efп¬Ѓciency advantages. Copyright laws В© 2012 John Wiley & Daughters, Ltd.
Photovoltaics have grown for a phenomenal rate of over 40%
each year for the last 10 years, but much of this progress has been sustained by significant government subsidies. To become a
technology that genuinely changes the way the global community
generates the majority of its electrical energy, photovoltaics will end up too large to be helped considerably by financing from virtually any
government, and can need...
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