As part of the growing sustainable and renewable energy movement, the design, manufacture and use of photovoltaic devices is increasing in pace and frequency. The Handbook of Photovoltaics will be a 'benchmark' publication for those involved in the design, manufacture and use of these devices.
The Handbook covers the principles of solar cell function, the raw materials, photovoltaic systems, standards, calibration, testing, economics and case studies.
The editors have assembled a cast of internationally-respected contributors from industry and academia.
The report is essential reading for: Physicists, electronic engineers, designers of systems, installers, architects, policy-makers relating to photovoltaics.
Physicists, electronic engineers, designers of systems, installers, architects, policy-makers relating to photovoltaics.
PART I - SOLAR RADIATION (J. Page)
The role of solar radiation climatology in the design of PV systems
PART II - SOLAR CELLS
1 Principles of solar cell operation (T. Markvart, L.Castaner)
2 Semiconductor materials and modelling (T. Markvart, L.Castaner)
3 Ideal efficiencies (P.T. Landsberg and T Markvart)
IIb Crystalline silicon solar cells
1 Silicon: manufacture and properties (F. Ferrazza)
2 Low cost industrial manufacture of crystalline silicon solar cells (J. Szlufcik, S. Sivoththaman, J. Nijs, R.P. Mertens and R. Van Overstraeten)
3 Thin silicon solar cells (M. Mauk, P. Sims, J. Rand and A. Barnett)
4 Characterisation and diagnosis of silicon wafers and devices (A. Cuevas and R Sinton)
5 High-efficiency silicon solar cell concepts (M.A. Green)
IIc Thin film technologies
1 Amorphous silicon solar cells (D.E. Carlson and C.R. Wronski)
2 Microcrystalline silicon solar cells (K. Yamamoto)
3 Cadmium telluride thin-film PV moduels (D. Bonnet)
4 Cu(In,Gas) Se2 thin-film solar cells (U. Rau and H.W. Shock)
IId Space and concentrator cells
1 GaAs and high-efficiency space cells (V.M. Andreev)
2 High-efficiency concentrator silicon solar cells (P.J. Verlinden)
IIe Organic and dye sensitised cells
1 Photoelectrochemical solar cells (A. McEvoy)
2 Organic and plastic solar cells (J. Nelson)
PART III - PHOTOVOLTACIS SYSTEMS
1 Energy production by a PV array (L. Castaner, S. Bermejo, T. Markvart and K. F
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Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Director, Solar Energy Laboratory School of Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton
Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain