Chapter 8: High-Efficiency III-V Multijunction Solar Cells

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Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationHandbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
EditorsA. Luque, S. Hegedus
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages51
ISBN (Print)9780470721698
StatePublished - 2011

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CH-520-44972


  • Cell configuration, connecting power leads - to junctions comprising a multijunction stack
  • Current-matching effect - on fill factor and VOC
  • Diffusion of a group V or a group III dopant - into a Ge substrate, common junction formation process for Ge subcells
  • Efficiency vs bandgap
  • Estimated bandgap, function of lattice constant - for Si, Ge and selected III-V binaries and their ternary alloys
  • High-efficiency III-V multijunction solar cells
  • Large-scale use of photovoltaics - a reality
  • Materials issues - related to GaInP/GaAs/Ge solar cells
  • Space solar cells, higher efficiencies and radiation resistance
  • Theoretical limits - to multijunction efficiencies

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