ISBN 9783540265627,Third Generation Photovoltaics

Third Generation Photovoltaics

Author:

Martin Green

Publisher:

Springer

Rs7052

Publisher

Springer

Publication Year 2005
ISBN-13

ISBN 9783540265627

ISBN-10 3540265627
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 160 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Electronics & Communication Engineering

Photovoltaics, the direct conversion of sunlight to electricity, is now the fastest growing technology for electricity generation. Present "first generation" products use the same silicon wafers as in microelectronics. "Second generation" thin-films, now entering the market, have the potential to greatly improve the economics by eliminating material costs. Martin Green, one of the world?s foremost photovoltaic researchers, argues in this book that "second generation" photovoltaics will eventually reach its own material cost constraints, engendering a "third generation" of high performance thin-films. The book explores, self-consistently, the energy conversion potential of advanced approaches for improving photovoltaic performance and outlines possible implementation paths.
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