By Sergio Pizzini

ISBN-10: 0470661119

ISBN-13: 9780470661116

at the present time, the silicon feedstock for photovoltaic cells comes from procedures that have been initially built for the microelectronic undefined. It covers nearly ninety% of the photovoltaic industry, with mass construction quantity no less than one order of significance greater than these dedicated to microelectronics.

However, it truly is challenging to visualize that this type of feedstock (extremely natural yet seriously penalized by way of its excessive power price) may stay the one resource of silicon for a photovoltaic industry that is in non-stop growth, and which has a cumulative development price in far more than 30% within the previous couple of years. even if studies recommend that the silicon proportion will slowly lessen within the subsequent 20 years, discovering the way to manufacture a particular sunlight grade feedstock in huge amounts, at a within your budget whereas conserving the standard wanted, nonetheless continues to be an important factor. skinny movie and quantum confinement-based silicon cells could be a complementary solution.

Advanced Silicon fabrics for Photovoltaic Applications has been designed to explain the complete prospects of silicon as a multipurpose fabric and covers:

  • Physical, chemical and structural houses of silicon
  • Production routes together with the promise of cost-effective feedstock for PV applications
  • Defect engineering and the function of impurities and defects
  • Characterization options, and complicated analytical recommendations for steel and non-metallic impurities
  • Thin movie silicon and skinny movie sunlight cells
  • Innovative quantum results, and 3rd iteration sun cells

With contributions from the world over well-known experts, this e-book provides a entire research of the cutting-edge of technique applied sciences and fabric homes, crucial for somebody drawn to the applying and improvement of photovoltaics.

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