Advanced amorphous materials for photovoltaic conversion
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Advanced amorphous materials for photovoltaic conversion semiannual report October 1, 1979-March 31, 1980 by R.W Griffith

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Published by Brookhaven National Laboratory. .
Written in English

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StatementGriffith, R.W.
The Physical Object
Pagination33 p. $6.00 C.1.
Number of Pages33
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17585407M

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The book is an invaluable reference for researchers, industrial engineers and designers working in solar energy generation. The book is also ideal for university and third-level physics or engineering courses on solar photovoltaics, with exercises to check students’ understanding and reinforce learning/5(). He acts as a reviewer for several scientific journals. He regularly attends world conferences on advanced materials and photovoltaics in Europe, USA, Japan and China, where he contributed with more than 80 presentations. He is co-author of the book “Solar Energy. The physics and engineering of photovoltaic conversion technologies and systems.”. Materials for Solar Energy Conversion The sun fuels our planet in many ways, providing thermal, electrical, and chemical potential energy. Our lab develops materials and strategies for three approaches for harnessing solar energy: 1) photovoltaics, 2) solar-to-fuel conversion, and 3) solar photocatalytic chemical transformations. Until recently, the power conversion efficiency of single-junction photovoltaic cells has been limited to approximately 33% - the so-called Shockley-Queisser limit. This book presents the latest developments in photovoltaics which seek to either reach or surpass the Shockley-Queisser limit, and to lower the cell cost per unit area.