Very high efficiency solar cell modules (pages 75–83)
Allen Barnett, Douglas Kirkpatrick, Christiana Honsberg, Duncan Moore, Mark Wanlass, Keith Emery, Richard Schwartz, Dave Carlson, Stuart Bowden, Dan Aiken, Allen Gray, Sarah Kurtz, Larry Kazmerski, Myles Steiner, Jeffery Gray, Tom Davenport, Roger Buelow, Laszlo Takacs, Narkis Shatz, John Bortz, Omkar Jani, Keith Goossen, Fouad Kiamilev, Alan Doolittle, Ian Ferguson, Blair Unger, Greg Schmidt, Eric Christensen and David Salzman
Version of Record online: 1 OCT 2008 | DOI: 10.1002/pip.852
High efficiency modules are being developed based on the co-design of the optics, interconnects and solar cells. The modules are based on a lateral optical concentrating system, which splits the incident solar spectrum into several bands, and allows different optical and photovoltaic elements in each band. An optical efficiency of 93% and solar cell device results summing to 42.7% are described.