Flexible III-V multijunction solar blanket

Kenneth M. Edmondson, D. C. Law, G. Glenn, A. Paredes, R. R. King, N. H. Karam

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Abstract

Thin high-efficiency triple junction GaInP/GaAs/Ge solar cells have been incorporated into prototype flexible blanket coupons with a coupon efficiency of 28% for AMO (0.1353 W/cm2). Prototype coupons have a specific power density from 360 - 500 W/kg and may well approach >1000 W/kg with further thin cell and blanket fabrication improvements. Initial LIV results are shown for a thin flexible three-cell and twelve-cell coupon utilizing fully active triple-junction solar cells. This paper will outline the fabrication of prototype three and twelve cell flexible coupons, and initial illuminated I-V (LIV) test results under a large area pulsed solar simulator (LAPSS) at Spectrolab and discusses the advantages and applications of thin flexible GaInP/GaAs/Ge solar blankets. Thin flexible triple-junction solar cells have been demonstrated and incorporated into electrically active prototype blankets with specific power of 500 W/kg.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record of the 2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1935-1938
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)1424400163, 9781424400164
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Event2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4 - Waikoloa, HI, United States
Duration: May 7 2006May 12 2006

Publication series

NameConference Record of the 2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4
Volume2

Other

Other2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4
CountryUnited States
CityWaikoloa, HI
Period5/7/065/12/06

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Materials Chemistry

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Edmondson, K. M., Law, D. C., Glenn, G., Paredes, A., King, R. R., & Karam, N. H. (2006). Flexible III-V multijunction solar blanket. In Conference Record of the 2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4 (pp. 1935-1938). [4060042] (Conference Record of the 2006 IEEE 4th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC-4; Vol. 2). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/WCPEC.2006.279876