Chapter 1. Solar Cells: A Brief History and Introduction

  1. Lewis Fraas1 and
  2. Larry Partain2
  1. Lewis Fraas1 and
  2. Larry Partain2

Published Online: 4 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470636886.ch1

Solar Cells and their Applications, Second Edition, Second Edition

Solar Cells and their Applications, Second Edition, Second Edition

How to Cite

Fraas, L. and Partain, L. (2010) Solar Cells: A Brief History and Introduction, in Solar Cells and their Applications, Second Edition, Second Edition (eds L. Fraas and L. Partain), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470636886.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    JX Crystals Inc., Issaquah, WA, USA

  2. 2

    Varian Medical Systems, Mountain View, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    JX Crystals Inc., Issaquah, WA, USA

  2. 2

    Varian Medical Systems, Mountain View, CA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 OCT 2010

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Microwave and Optical Engineering

Book Series Editors:

  1. Kai Chang

Series Editor Information

  1. Texas A&M University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470446331

Online ISBN: 9780470636886

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Keywords:

  • solar cells, history and introduction;
  • solar power arrays on space satellites - and PV system types;
  • solar cells, and efficiency in conversion to solar energy - benefiting the world

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Brief History

  • Applications and Markets

  • Types of Solar Cells and Modules

  • Arguments for Solar Cell Electric Power

  • About this Book

  • Abbreviations

  • References