13. Cu(InGa)Se2 Solar Cells

  1. Antonio Luque4 and
  2. Steven Hegedus5
  1. William N. Shafarman1,
  2. Susanne Siebentritt2 and
  3. Lars Stolt3

Published Online: 1 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470974704.ch13

Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering, Second Edition

Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering, Second Edition

How to Cite

Shafarman, W. N., Siebentritt, S. and Stolt, L. (2010) Cu(InGa)Se2 Solar Cells, in Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering, Second Edition (eds A. Luque and S. Hegedus), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470974704.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Instituto de Energía Solar Universidad Politécnica de Madrid E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación 28040 Madrid Spain

  2. 5

    Institute of Energy Conversion, University of Delaware, Newark DE 19716, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Energy Conversion, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA

  2. 2

    University of Luxembourg, Laboratory for Photovoltaics, 162a Avenue de la Faïencerie, L-1511 Luxembourg

  3. 3

    Solibro Research AB, Vallvägen 5, 75651 Uppsala, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 21 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470721698

Online ISBN: 9780470974704

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Keywords:

  • Cu(InGa)Se2 solar cells;
  • Cu(InGa)Se2-based solar cells - most promising, of solar cell technologies for cost-effective power generation;
  • TEM cross-section - of a Cu(InGa)Se2 solar cell;
  • current status and understanding of thin film Cu(InGa)Se2 solar cells - a technology perspective;
  • CuInSe2 and CuGaSe2 - and chalcopyrite lattice structure;
  • conductivity and Hall effect measurements of polycrystalline thin film samples - made cross-grain;
  • surface morphology and grain structure - characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM);
  • deposition methods, in preparing Cu(InGa)Se2 thin films;
  • junction and device formation;
  • wide and graded bandgap devices

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Material Properties

  • Deposition Methods

  • Junction and Device Formation

  • Device Operation

  • Manufacturing Issues

  • The Cu(InGa)Se2 Outlook

  • References