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…  See more details below

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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.

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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

List of Contributors
1Status, Trends, Challenges and the Bright Future of Solar Electricity from Photovoltaics1
2Motivation for Photovoltaic Application and Development45
3The Physics of the Solar Cell61
4Theoretical Limits of Photovoltaic Conversion113
5Solar Grade Silicon Feedstock153
6Bulk Crystal Growth and Wafering for PV205
7Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells and Modules255
8Thin-film Silicon Solar Cells307
9High-Efficiency III-V Multijunction Solar Cells359
10Space Solar Cells and Arrays413
11Photovoltaic Concentrators449
12Amorphous Silicon-based Solar Cells505
13Cu(InGa)Se[subscript 2] Solar Cells567
14Cadmium Telluride Solar Cells617
15Dye-sensitized Solar Cells663
16Measurement and Characterization of Solar Cells and Modules701
17Photovoltaic Systems753
18Electrochemical Storage for Photovoltaics799
19Power Conditioning for Photovoltaic Power Systems863
20Energy Collected and Delivered by PV Modules905
21Economic Analysis and Environmental Aspects of Photovoltaic Systems971
22PV in Architecture1005
23Photovoltaics and Development1043
24Financing PV Growth1073
Index1117

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