Chapter 3. Solar Cells, Single-Crystal Semiconductors, and High Efficiency

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

Published Online: 4 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470636886.ch3

Solar Cells and their Applications, Second Edition, Second Edition

Solar Cells and their Applications, Second Edition, Second Edition

How to Cite

Fraas, L. (2010) Solar Cells, Single-Crystal Semiconductors, and High Efficiency, 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.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 1

    JX Crystals Inc., Issaquah, WA, USA

  2. 2

    Varian Medical Systems, Mountain View, CA, USA

Author Information

  1. JX Crystals Inc., Issaquah, WA, 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, single-crystal semiconductors and high efficiency;
  • semiconductors as crystals - and wave theory;
  • high-efficiency and multijunction solar cells

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Sunlight, Rainbows, and Photons

  • Electrons in Atoms as Waves and the Periodic Table of the Elements

  • Semiconductors as Crystals and the Wave Theory

  • Junctions and Diodes

  • Solar Cell Band Diagrams and Power Curves

  • High-Efficiency and Multijunction Solar Cells

  • PV Module and System Cost Trades

  • The Importance of Single Crystals

  • Abbreviations

  • References