Thin-film III-V devices are an attractive technology for photovoltaic energy harvesting devices, capable of supplying portable and mobile power in both terrestrial and space environments. Single-junction III-V technologies can provide high levels of performance over [...]
Organic-inorganic perovskite solar cells have become a promising technology for next generation solar cells due to their superior optoelectronic properties such as tunable low bandgap, long charge diffusion length, low exciton binding energy and balanced [...]
Silicon/silicon carbide quantum dot superlattice (Si / SiC QDSL) solar cells with aluminum oxide (Al2O3) passivation experimentally show high short-circuit current (Jsc) of 4.75 mA/cm2. Corresponding numerical result reveals that both the quantum enhancement on [...]
, Alfonso C.
, Balaban S.
, Charaï A.
, Dang F-X.
, Duché D.
, Escoubas L.
, Gourgon C.
, Le Rouzo J.
, Margeat O.
, Palanchoke U.
, Patrone L.
, Reynaud C.
, Simon J-J.
, Aix Marseille University, FR
As predicted by Schockley and Queisser in the 60’s, the photoconversion phenomenon involved in mono junctions solar cells has an upper limit of 33% . Other concepts, such as high efficiency tandem solar cells designed [...]
Hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) can absorb the visible part of the solar spectrum better than crystalline silicon. For this reason, a-Si:H solar cells can be much thinner than crystalline silicon solar cells. Thinner cells reduce [...]
We report the study of titanium dioxide / zinc oxide nanofibers obtained from the calcination of precursor poly (vinyl acetate) fibers with titanium isopropoxide and zinc nanopowder, which were prepared by the electrospinning technique. The [...]
The development of a cost and energy efficient PV cell and module manufacturing facility is crucial to manage overall factory CAPEX. PV module prices in 2016 have dropped to $0.35/W. Next generation module manufacturing requires [...]
Increasing the share of renewables in the today’s energy production formulated specific targets for the built environment as one of the largest consumer. The concepts of (Nearly) Zero Energy Buildings emerged thus as a need [...]
Demand response (DR) has proven to show capabilities of providing ancillary services (AS) to grid operators. Advances in high speed computing and the availability of widespread and efficient network infrastructure bring tools that were otherwise [...]
Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 2, Materials for Energy, Efficiency and Sustainability: TechConnect Briefs 2017
Published: May 14, 2017
Industry sector: Energy & Sustainability
Topic: Solar Technologies