Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering / Edition 1

Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering / Edition 1

by Antonio Luque
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471491969

ISBN-13: 9780471491965

Pub. Date: 06/20/2003

Publisher: Wiley

You will not find a more comprehensive reference on solar energy! Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering incorporates the most recent technological advances and research developments in photovoltaics. All topics relating to the photovoltaic (PV) industry are discussed and each chapter has been written by an internationally-known expert in the

Overview

You will not find a more comprehensive reference on solar energy! Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering incorporates the most recent technological advances and research developments in photovoltaics. All topics relating to the photovoltaic (PV) industry are discussed and each chapter has been written by an internationally-known expert in the field.

Detailed treatment covers:

* scientific basis of the photovoltaic effect and solar cell operation

* the production of solar silicon and of silicon-based solar cells and modules

* the science and technology of up-and-coming thin film PV technologies

* how choice of semiconductor materials and their production influence costs and performance

* high-performance approaches for concentrators and space applications

* new types of organic dye-based solar cells

* making measurements on solar cells and modules and how to relate results under standardised test conditions to real outdoor performance

* photovoltaic system installation and operation of components such as inverters and batteries.

* architectural applications of building-integrated PV

* finance and the role of investors: public funding and policy in promoting PV world-wide

Each chapter is written to be partially accessible to beginners while providing detailed information of the physics and technology for experts. Encompassing a review of past work and the fundamentals in solar electric science, this outstanding reference provides an invaluable resource to practitioners, consultants, researchers and students in the PV engineering industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471491965
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/20/2003
Pages:
1168
Product dimensions:
6.93(w) x 9.78(h) x 2.59(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Motivation for the PV development
The physics of the solar cell
Theoretical limits of photovoltaic conversion
Electronic and solar grade silicon
Bulk crystal growth and wafering for PV
Silicon solar cells and PV modules
Thin film crystalline Si cells
III-V single junction and tandem solar cells
Space solar cells
Concentrators and concentrator solar cells
Thermophotovoltaic energy conversion
Amorphous-Si related solar cells
CIS related cells
CdTe cells and related cells
Other semiconductor thin film cells
Dye sensitised and organic PV cells
PV systems
Power conditioning for PV
Electrochemical Storage for PV
Solar radiation
Energy collected and delivered by PV modules
Cost analysis of and energy payback PVs
Photovoltaic architecture
Photovoltaics and development
Financing the PV growth

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