Ultra triple-junction high-efficiency solar cells

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 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 expected to deliver 28% beginning-of-life efficiency in production.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-10
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine
Volume18
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2003
Externally publishedYes

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Kinsey, G. S., King, R., Edmondson, K. M., Stavrides, A. P., Yoon, H., Fetzer, C. M., ... Karam, N. H. (2003). Ultra triple-junction high-efficiency solar cells. IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, 18(3), 8-10. https://doi.org/10.1109/MAES.2003.1193711

Ultra triple-junction high-efficiency solar cells. / Kinsey, Geoffrey S.; King, Richard; Edmondson, Kenneth M.; Stavrides, Alexander P.; Yoon, Hojun; Fetzer, Christopher M.; Colter, Peter C.; Ermer, James H.; Gillanders, Mark S.; Hebert, Peter; Granata, Jennifer E.; Karam, Nasser H.

In: IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, Vol. 18, No. 3, 03.2003, p. 8-10.

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Kinsey, GS, King, R, Edmondson, KM, Stavrides, AP, Yoon, H, Fetzer, CM, Colter, PC, Ermer, JH, Gillanders, MS, Hebert, P, Granata, JE & Karam, NH 2003, 'Ultra triple-junction high-efficiency solar cells', IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 8-10. https://doi.org/10.1109/MAES.2003.1193711
Kinsey, Geoffrey S. ; King, Richard ; Edmondson, Kenneth M. ; Stavrides, Alexander P. ; Yoon, Hojun ; Fetzer, Christopher M. ; Colter, Peter C. ; Ermer, James H. ; Gillanders, Mark S. ; Hebert, Peter ; Granata, Jennifer E. ; Karam, Nasser H. / Ultra triple-junction high-efficiency solar cells. In: IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine. 2003 ; Vol. 18, No. 3. pp. 8-10.
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