By Antonio L. Luque
Photovoltaic solar-energy conversion is likely one of the so much promising applied sciences for producing renewable strength, and conversion of targeted solar may end up in decreased fee for sunlight electrical energy. actually, photovoltaic conversion of centred sun insures a good and affordable sustainable strength source. This publication offers an outline of all elements, e.g. cells, concentrators, modules and structures, for structures of concentrator photovoltaics. The authors record on major effects with regards to layout, expertise, and purposes, and in addition disguise the elemental physics and industry issues. particular contributions contain: concept and perform of solar concentrators; an summary of concentrator PV actions; an outline of concentrator sunlight cells; layout and expertise of modules and platforms; production points; and a marketplace learn.
Read Online or Download Concentrator Photovoltaics (Springer Series in Optical Sciences) PDF
Similar alternative & renewable books
This e-book is meant to be a pragmatic consultant within the laboratory for the experimental solar-cell scientist even if she or he is concerned with synthesis, machine coaching, processing, or gadget characterization. priceless to all scientists operating essentially within the box, the e-book offers the method of making a polymer solar-cell machine starting with an outline of fabrics, together with how they're made and characterised, by way of how the fabrics are processed into units and flicks, and the way those are characterised.
Functional and simple to learn, this compact quantity presents the industry’s such a lot complete consultant to electric gear and keep an eye on platforms. jam-packed with valuable checklists and references, this e-book is an critical software for engineers in addition to operations and upkeep body of workers. content material: entrance topic Abbreviations and Acronyms desk of Contents 1.
The dialogue approximately power views past 2020, as much as 2030 and finally 2050 has begun. There appears a verbal consensus at the necessity of formidable weather swap mitigation rules, and not using a convincing point of view of the mandatory coverage judgements to be reached in due time. easy methods to in attaining greenhouse gasoline aid in addition to strength defense range from aiming for a hundred% renewable energies and establishing acceptable coverage frameworks to imposing a mixture of renewables comprising so-called fresh fossil and nuclear power.
Eco-friendly applied sciences and energy-efficient practices became of the main regular concerns in worldwide society. despite the fact that, many nations nonetheless lack the know-how or assets had to enforce sustainable practices inside of their societies. selling Sustainable Practices via strength Engineering and Asset administration discusses the demanding situations that the constructing international faces whilst imposing and using environmentally pleasant recommendations.
- Biofuels for Transport: Global Potential and Implications for Energy and Agriculture
- Rooftop Revolution: How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy-and Our Planet-from Dirty Energy
- Electrical Design for Ocean Wave and Tidal Energy Systems
- Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes
- Electricity from Sunlight: An Introduction to Photovoltaics
Extra resources for Concentrator Photovoltaics (Springer Series in Optical Sciences)
I. M. D. Rumyantsev Fig. 11. Spectral response of a hybrid GaInP/GaAs (monolithic) / GaSb mechanically stacked triple-junction cell Fig. 12. Eﬃciency, VOC and FF versus sunlight concentration for a GaInP/GaAs dual-junction cell 2 III-V Heterostructures in Photovoltaics 41 and interface roughness can be estimated as well. Due to diﬀerence in refraction indices of the growing materials, oscillations arise on the time-resolved light reﬂection curve. Attenuation of these oscillations due to increase in absorption in the growing layer is used for determining the composition in the case of the ternary alloys, whereas period of oscillations is used for growth rate and layer thickness calculations.
D. Rumyantsev. Photovoltaic conversion of concentrated sunlight. Wiley, Chichester, 1997 25. A. Luque. Progr Photovoltaics 9:303 (2001) 26. W. Shockley, H. Queisser. J Appl Phys 32:510 (1961) 27. K. Emery, M. Meusel, R. Beckert, F. W. Bett, W. Warta. Procedures for evaluating multijunction concentrators. Proc 28th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, 2000, 1126–1130 28. A. Green. Third generation photovoltaics. Advanced solar energy conversion. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg New York, 2004 29.
5. Space station ‘Mir’ equipped with an AlGaAs/GaAs heterostructure solar cell array 2 III-V Heterostructures in Photovoltaics 35 the diﬀusion of a p-type impurity from the melt into the base material of n−GaAs (Fig. 6a). The further progress in the ﬁeld of GaAs-based solar cells was stimulated by the both improvement of LPE technology  and the application of new epitaxial techniques for heterostructure growth. The main achievement here was the MOCVD technique. This method was derived in the course of the development and improvement of injection lasers, LEDs and secondgeneration photocells based on III-V compounds.