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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.

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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.

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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 [38] 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.

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