Compact spectrum splitting photovoltaic module with high efficiency (pages 352–360)
James D. McCambridge, Myles A. Steiner, Blair L. Unger, Keith A. Emery, Eric L. Christensen, Mark W. Wanlass, Allen L. Gray, Laszlo Takacs, Roger Buelow, Timothy A. McCollum, James W. Ashmead, Greg R. Schmidt, Alex W. Haas, John R. Wilcox, James Van Meter, Jeffery L. Gray, Duncan T. Moore, Allen M. Barnett and Richard J. Schwartz
Article first published online: 24 SEP 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pip.1030
We demonstrate a small photovoltaic module with 39% conversion efficiency which uses a combination of spectrum splitting, moderate concentration, and two tandem solar cells. In this paper, we describe the modeling, construction, and testing of these devices.