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Abstract

Advanced concept or third generation solar cells rely on modification to the basic process of absorption/recombination or collection to increase the efficiency above that from a singe junction solar cell. While there are a number of advanced concept approaches, a feature of theses is that they have focused primarily on inclusion of a single type of physical mechanism. Such single mechanism advanced concept solar cells are in general limited in efficiency to the equivalent tandem solar cell which has the same number of processes. This paper demonstrates that solar cells using combinations of different approaches have higher thermodynamic efficiencies. Some combinations demonstrate higher efficiencies that either of the constituent approaches, and, significantly, even exceed the efficiency of the "equivalent" tandem structure. Moreover, such advanced concept hybrid structures have benefits other than efficiency increases, including reduced sensitivity to materials or to physical processes which are difficult to implement, or to non-idealities in the solar cell structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
Pages1903-1906
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: Jun 19 2011Jun 24 2011

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Other37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period6/19/116/24/11

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Solar cells
Thermodynamics

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Honsberg, C., Bremner, S., Lee, J., Bailey, A., & Dahal, S. (2011). Hyrbid advanced concept solar cells. In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (pp. 1903-1906). [6186323] https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2011.6186323

Hyrbid advanced concept solar cells. / Honsberg, Christiana; Bremner, Stephen; Lee, Jongwon; Bailey, Adam; Dahal, Som.

Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. 2011. p. 1903-1906 6186323.

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Honsberg, C, Bremner, S, Lee, J, Bailey, A & Dahal, S 2011, Hyrbid advanced concept solar cells. in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference., 6186323, pp. 1903-1906, 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011, Seattle, WA, United States, 6/19/11. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2011.6186323
Honsberg C, Bremner S, Lee J, Bailey A, Dahal S. Hyrbid advanced concept solar cells. In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. 2011. p. 1903-1906. 6186323 https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2011.6186323
Honsberg, Christiana ; Bremner, Stephen ; Lee, Jongwon ; Bailey, Adam ; Dahal, Som. / Hyrbid advanced concept solar cells. Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. 2011. pp. 1903-1906
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