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
Pages314-364
Number of pages51
ISBN (Print)9780470721698
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CH-520-44972

Keywords

  • 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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