Novel Materials for Photovoltaic Technologies: Preprint

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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: a) Nano/molecular composites and hierarchical structures; b) Organic semiconductors; and c) Hot carrier devices.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 1999
EventElectrochemical Society International Symposium - Seattle, Washington
Duration: 1 May 19991 May 1999


ConferenceElectrochemical Society International Symposium
CitySeattle, Washington

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-520-29590


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