Chapter 6. Chalcopyrite Based Solar Cells

  1. Jef Poortmans and
  2. Vladimir Arkhipov
  1. Renier Klenk and
  2. Martha Ch. Lux-Steiner

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470091282.ch6

Thin Film Solar Cells: Fabrication, Characterization and Applications

Thin Film Solar Cells: Fabrication, Characterization and Applications

How to Cite

Klenk, R. and Lux-Steiner, M. Ch. (2006) Chalcopyrite Based Solar Cells, in Thin Film Solar Cells: Fabrication, Characterization and Applications (eds J. Poortmans and V. Arkhipov), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470091282.ch6

Editor Information

  1. IMEC, Leuven, Belgium

Author Information

  1. Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin Gleinicker, Berlin, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
  2. Published Print: 8 SEP 2006

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Materials for Electronic and Optoelectronic Applications

Book Series Editors:

  1. Dr Peter Capper3,
  2. Professor Safa Kasap4 and
  3. Professor Arthur Willoughby5

Series Editor Information

  1. 3

    SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems Infrared Ltd, Southampton, UK

  2. 4

    University of Saskatchewan, Canada

  3. 5

    University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470091265

Online ISBN: 9780470091289

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Keywords:

  • chalcopyrite based solar modules;
  • photovoltaic (PV) market growth;
  • chalcopyrite photovoltaic module potential;
  • energy payback time (EPBT);
  • future chalcopyrite technology;
  • nonvacuum processing;
  • wide gap and tandem cells;
  • cadmium free cells

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Potential of Chalcopyrite Photovoltaic Modules

  • Technology for the Preparation of Chalcopyrite Solar Cells and Modules

  • Characterization and Modeling

  • Scaling Up and Production

  • Developing Future Chalcopyrite Technology

  • References