Solar Photovoltaic Cells outlines our need for photovoltaics, utilizing the sun's processes of generating energy; a field which is exploding in popularity and importance. This single, concise text provide a thorough understanding of solar PV, how these devices work, what can be done to optimize technology for scaling and future trends and its reality in the marketplace. This book contains a detailed and logical explanation, step-by-step, of thermodynamically-consistent solar cell operating physics; a comparison of advanced multi-junction CPV power plants versus combined-cycle thermal power plants in the framework of energy cascading, and a discussion of solar cell semiconductor resource limitations and the scalability of solar electricity as we move forward into future technologies.
- Provides a compact and focused discussion of solar Photovoltaics and solar electricity generation, taking you from photon-to-electron conversion to future technology developments.
- Helps you understand the limits of solar PV and be able to predict future trends.
- Full with quantitative examples to help you grasp the scope of solar PV and the challenges and opportunities of producing electricity from a clean, renewable source.
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|Size: ||6.2 MB|
|Publisher: ||Academic Press|
|Date published: || 2014|
|ISBN: ||2370006317616 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|