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Memorias de investigación
Book chapters:
Thin film technology in the intermediate band solar cells: Advanced concepts for chalcopyrite solar cells
Research Areas
  • Electric engineers, electronic and automatic (eil),
  • Materials for electric engineering and electronics,
  • Solar cells,
  • Technology of devices for engineering
Combining the two key factors of high performance and low cost into a single solar cell is the major challenge of research on photovoltaics. It is not easy to conceive a practical approach to such a device if not based on thin film technology. Yet, it appears equally clear that current thin-film solar cells must upgrade their performance by some means in order to meet satisfactory energy conversion efficiencies. The incorporation of novel photovoltaic concepts, particularly the intermediate band solar cell, into thin-film technologies is expected to cross-fertilize both fields. In this chapter, we will outline the potential benefits of thin-film intermediate band solar cells (TF-IBSC) and describe two different approaches toward its practical implementation. Particular attention will be devoted to devices based on chalcopyrite absorbers, currently leading the efficiency records of thin-film solar cells, and characterized by material properties well suited for this purpose.
Book Edition
Book Publishing
Springer Verlag
Springer Series in Optical Sciences
Book title
Next Generation of Photovoltaics: New concepts
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  • Autor: David Fuertes Marron (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Silicio y Nuevos Conceptos para Células Solares
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Energía Solar
  • Departamento: Electrónica Física
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Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNCIDE 2011 (OTR-2011-0236)
Cofinanciación del MINECO en el marco del Programa INNPACTO (IPT-020000-2010-22)