Chapter 2. Photovoltaics

  1. Prof. Mario Pagliaro,
  2. Giovanni Palmisano and
  3. Dr. Rosaria Ciriminna

Published Online: 24 NOV 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527623808.ch2

Flexible Solar Cells

Flexible Solar Cells

How to Cite

Pagliaro, M., Palmisano, G. and Ciriminna, R. (2008) Photovoltaics, in Flexible Solar Cells, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527623808.ch2

Author Information

  1. CNR, Institute for Nanostructured Materials, via Ugo La Malfa 153, 90146 Palermo, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 NOV 2008
  2. Published Print: 8 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527323753

Online ISBN: 9783527623808

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Keywords:

  • photovoltaics;
  • solar cell mechanism;
  • efficiency;
  • multijunction solar cell;
  • applications of solar cells

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • How a Solar Cell Works

  • The Solar Cell: A Current Generator

  • Efficiency Limits of the Photovoltaic Conversion

  • Multiple Junction Cells

  • Solar Cell Applications

  • Brief History of Modern Photovoltaics

  • References