The ultra triple-junction cell: High-efficiency solar cell for space applications

Geoffrey S. Kinsey, Richard King, Kenneth M. Edmondson, Alexander P. Stavrides, Hojun Yoon, Christopher M. Fetzer, Peter C. Colter, James H. Ermer, Mark S. Gillanders, Peter Hebert, Jennifer E. Granata, Nasser H. Karam

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Abstract

Solar cells suitable for the space environment must combine high efficiency, high energy density, and radiation hardness in a manufacturable design. As improvement in one performance parameter usually results in degradation in one or more of the remaining parameters, careful optimization is required to enhance overall performance. The Ultra Triple-Junction cell developed by Spectrolab builds upon the established success of the fully qualified Improved Triple-Junction cell currently in production. In the Ultra Triple-Junction cell configuration, improved robustness and efficiency after radiation exposure augment a cell design that is expected to deliver 28% beginning-of-life efficiency in production.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
EditorsE. Pierson, W.D. Jackson, E.B. Dicks
Pages334-336
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event2002 37th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, IECEC - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: Jul 29 2002Jul 31 2002

Other

Other2002 37th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, IECEC
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period7/29/027/31/02

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Kinsey, G. S., King, R., Edmondson, K. M., Stavrides, A. P., Yoon, H., Fetzer, C. M., Colter, P. C., Ermer, J. H., Gillanders, M. S., Hebert, P., Granata, J. E., & Karam, N. H. (2002). The ultra triple-junction cell: High-efficiency solar cell for space applications. In E. Pierson, W. D. Jackson, & E. B. Dicks (Eds.), Proceedings of the Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (pp. 334-336)