Solar Power Generation: Technology, New Concepts & Policy

Solar Power Generation: Technology, New Concepts & Policy

by P. Jayarama Reddy


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415621106
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/16/2012
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dr. P. Jayarama Reddy is an energy consultant to the solar photovoltaic industry and serves as a board member of several international renewable energy companies related to solar module fabrication, power generation from biomass and municipal solid waste. He is a retired professor of Physics (Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi, India) and has worked in various big research laboratories at Cornell University (US), Imperial College London (UK), Charles University (Czech Republic), and Stuttgart University (Germany). Dr. Reddy is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK) and has published a number of papers on polycrystalline thin fi lm solar materials and cells, as well as the book Science and Technology of Photovoltaics, published by BS Publications / CRC Press/Balkema.

Table of Contents


Silicon solar cells
Features of standard c-silicon cells
Progress in cell efficiency
Mono-crystalline Si solar cells
Multi (poly)-crystalline silicon solar cells
Materials and processing
Future for crystalline silicon solar cells
Amorphous silicon solar cells
Improving efficiency of Si TF solar cells

Polycrystalline CIGS and CdTe thin film solar cells
Highlights of CIGS and CdTe technologies
CIGS thin film solar cells
CdTe thin film solar cells
Challenges to be addressed
Polycrystalline TF multi junction solar cells
Manufacturing cost of thin film modules

Organic and dye sensitized solar cells
Configuration & principle of organic solar cell
Types of organic solar cells
Dye-sensitized nanostructured solar cells
Lifetimes of polymer cells
Manufacturing status of DSC and OPV cells
Improving efficiencies
Nano-TiO2 dye/CIGS tandem solar cells

High-efficiency solar devices
III-V multi junction solar cells
High concentration PV technology (HCPV)

New concepts based solar cells
Quantum dot solar cells
Nanowire (NW) solar cells
NW-polymer hybrid solar cells
Third-generation concepts under development
Crystalline silicon on glass (CSG) solar cells

Policies and Incentives
Incentive mechanisms
Policies in selected countries

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