Enhanced-Depletion-Width GaInNAs Solar Cells Grown by Molecular-Beam Epitaxy

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Abstract

GaInNAs, potentially useful in a 4-junction GaInP2/GaAs/GaInNAs/Ge solar cell, suffers from very low minority-carrier collection lengths. To date, the currents available from GaInNAs solar cells are not high enough to increase the efficiency of a 3-junction device by adding this fourth junction. Here, we grow p-i-n GaInNAs solar cells by molecular-beam epitaxy with wide, intrinsic base layers andinternal quantum efficiencies near 1.0. If similar 1.0-eV GaInNAs junctions can be successfully integrated into the 3-junction structure, the resulting 4-junction cell would have a higher efficiency.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2005
Event31st IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists Conference and Exhibition - Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Duration: 3 Jan 20057 Jan 2005

Conference

Conference31st IEEE Photovoltaics Specialists Conference and Exhibition
CityLake Buena Vista, Florida
Period3/01/057/01/05

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-520-37479

Keywords

  • bandgap
  • concentrator measurements
  • enhanced depletion
  • molecular beam epitaxy (MBE)
  • open-circuit voltages
  • PV
  • quantum efficiency (QE)
  • solar cells

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