Novel Materials for Photovoltaic Technologies

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Abstract

While existing photovoltaic technologies continue to advance, there are still many exciting opportunities in the area of novel materials. These opportunities arise because there is a substantial need for reducing the costs associated with the preparation and processing of photovoltaics, and because the theoretically possible photovoltaic efficiencies have yet to be achieved in practical devices.Thus it remains reasonable to continue photovoltaic research activity aimed at entirely new approaches to processing and at entirely new materials as the active media. This group identified three areas for further consideration: 1) nano/molecular composites and hierarchical structures, 2) organic semiconductors, and 3) hot carrier devices.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages71-76
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 1999
EventWorkshop on Basic Research Opportunities in Photovoltaics: Workshop: in Conjunction with the 195th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society - Seattle, Washington
Duration: 3 May 19993 May 1999

Conference

ConferenceWorkshop on Basic Research Opportunities in Photovoltaics: Workshop: in Conjunction with the 195th Meeting of the Electrochemical Society
CitySeattle, Washington
Period3/05/993/05/99

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-520-27175

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