Progress in high-efficiency terrestrial concentrator solar cells

R. K. Jones, P. Hebert, P. Pien, Richard King, D. Bhusari, R. Brandt, O. Al-Taher, C. Fetzer, J. Ermer

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Abstract

Multijunction solar cells based on III-V semiconductors are the most efficient solar cells in the world, with record efficiencies of over 40%. These devices offer the promise of very competitive solar power systems exploiting the high efficiency devices under high optical concentration. To make this promise a reality, Spectrolab is conducting a multi-year program to develop solar cells with still higher efficiency and substantial cost reductions and to fully characterize and qualify them for reliable performance in the field. Qualification of a second generation cell technology has recently been completed. Cell performance, qualification, and field test data will be presented; progress on performance improvements, cost reductions, and manufacturing capacity plans will be discussed. Development of these high-performance multijunction CPV cells promises to break the bottleneck currently limiting growth in photovoltaic power generation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
Pages2111-2116
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2009 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Jun 7 2009Jun 12 2009

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Other2009 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2009
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period6/7/096/12/09

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Solar cells
Cost reduction
Solar energy
Power generation
III-V semiconductors
Multi-junction solar cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Jones, R. K., Hebert, P., Pien, P., King, R., Bhusari, D., Brandt, R., ... Ermer, J. (2009). Progress in high-efficiency terrestrial concentrator solar cells. In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (pp. 2111-2116). [5411429] https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2009.5411429

Progress in high-efficiency terrestrial concentrator solar cells. / Jones, R. K.; Hebert, P.; Pien, P.; King, Richard; Bhusari, D.; Brandt, R.; Al-Taher, O.; Fetzer, C.; Ermer, J.

Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. 2009. p. 2111-2116 5411429.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Jones, RK, Hebert, P, Pien, P, King, R, Bhusari, D, Brandt, R, Al-Taher, O, Fetzer, C & Ermer, J 2009, Progress in high-efficiency terrestrial concentrator solar cells. in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference., 5411429, pp. 2111-2116, 2009 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2009, Philadelphia, PA, United States, 6/7/09. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2009.5411429
Jones RK, Hebert P, Pien P, King R, Bhusari D, Brandt R et al. Progress in high-efficiency terrestrial concentrator solar cells. In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. 2009. p. 2111-2116. 5411429 https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2009.5411429
Jones, R. K. ; Hebert, P. ; Pien, P. ; King, Richard ; Bhusari, D. ; Brandt, R. ; Al-Taher, O. ; Fetzer, C. ; Ermer, J. / Progress in high-efficiency terrestrial concentrator solar cells. Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. 2009. pp. 2111-2116
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