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Solar Cells : Materials, Manufacture and Operation

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Enormous leaps forward in the efficiency and the economy of solar cells are being made at a furious pace. New materials and manufacturing processes have opened up new realms of possibility for the application of solar cells. Crystalline silicon cells are increasingly making way for thin film cells, which are spawning experimentation with third-generation high-efficiency multijunction cells, carbon-nanotube based cells, UV light for voltage enhancement, and the use of the infrared spectrum for night-time operation, to name only a few recent advances.

This thoroughly updated new edition of Markvart and Castaner's Solar Cells, extracted from their industry standard Practical Handbook of Photovoltaics, is the definitive reference covering the science and operation, materials and manufacture of solar cells. It is essential reading for engineers, installers, designers, and policy-makers who need to understand the science behind the solar cells of today, and tomorrow, in order to take solar energy to the next level.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 600 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 38.1mm | 1,156.65g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • Illustrated; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0123869641
  • 9780123869647

Table of contents

Introduction
Crystalline silicon solar cells
Thin film technologies
Space and concentrator cells
Organic and dye sensitized cells
Testing, monitoring and calibration
Appendices
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