High-Efficiency Concepts: In Transition

John P. Benner, Cecile M. Leboeuf

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The general level of interest in high-efficiency terrestrial solar cells is increasing. Projected efficiencies for flat-plate modules of more than 20% are now considered attainable, and efficiencies for concentrator cells of more than 30% appear far more feasible now than only 18 months ago. As III-V solar cells approach this performance level, research attention is being directed toward questions about the reproducible growth of the materials and large-area production potential. A description is given of SERI's high-efficiency concepts program, which emphasizes the study of mechanisms involved in crystal growth reactions for III-V semiconductors in order to develop answers to these questions.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 1985
EventEighteenth IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference-1985 - Las Vegas, Nevada
Duration: 21 Oct 198525 Oct 1985


ConferenceEighteenth IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference-1985
CityLas Vegas, Nevada

NREL Publication Number

  • ACNR/CP-211-7812


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