Optoelectronics of Solar Cells

Optoelectronics of Solar Cells

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With concerns about worldwide environmental security, global warming, and climate change due to emissions of carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels, it is desirable to have a wide range of energy technologies in a nation's portfolio. Photovoltaics, or solar cells, are a viable option as a nonpolluting renewable energy source. This text is designed to be an overview of photovoltaic solar cells for those in the fields of optics and optical engineering, as well as those who are interested in energy policy, economics, and the requirements for efficient photo-to-electric energy conversion.Nevertheless, the holes added on the N side and the free electrons on the P side make a large fractional increase in the numbers of these aquot;minorityaquot; carriers. By diffusing to the junction and sliding down the aquot;hillaquot; shown in Fig. 1.3, the addedanbsp;...

Title:Optoelectronics of Solar Cells
Author:Greg P. Smestad
Publisher:SPIE Press - 2002-01-01


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