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Solar Photovoltaic Cells

Solar Photovoltaic Cells Book
Author : Alexander P. Kirk
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2014-11-06
ISBN : 0128026030
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Solar Photovoltaic Cells: Photons to Electricity outlines our need for photovoltaics - a field which is exploding in popularity and importance. This concise book provides a thorough understanding of solar photovoltaic cells including how these devices work, what can be done to optimize the technology, and future trends in the marketplace. This book contains a detailed and logical step-by-step explanation of thermodynamically-consistent solar cell operating physics, a comparison of advanced multi-junction CPV power plants versus combined-cycle thermal power plants in the framework of energy cascading, and a discussion of solar cell semiconductor resource limitations and the scalability of solar electricity as we move forward. Quantitative examples allow the reader to understand the scope of solar PV and the challenges and opportunities of producing clean electricity. Provides a compact and focused discussion of solar photovoltaics and solar electricity generation. Helps you understand the limits of solar PV and be able to predict future trends. Quantitative examples help you grasp the scope of solar PV and the challenges and opportunities of producing electricity from a renewable resource.

Semiconductor Materials for Solar Photovoltaic Cells

Semiconductor Materials for Solar Photovoltaic Cells Book
Author : M. Parans Paranthaman,Winnie Wong-Ng,Raghu N. Bhattacharya
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-09-16
ISBN : 3319203312
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book reviews the current status of semiconductor materials for conversion of sunlight to electricity, and highlights advances in both basic science and manufacturing. Photovoltaic (PV) solar electric technology will be a significant contributor to world energy supplies when reliable, efficient PV power products are manufactured in large volumes at low cost. Expert chapters cover the full range of semiconductor materials for solar-to-electricity conversion, from crystalline silicon and amorphous silicon to cadmium telluride, copper indium gallium sulfide selenides, dye sensitized solar cells, organic solar cells, and environmentally friendly copper zinc tin sulfide selenides. The latest methods for synthesis and characterization of solar cell materials are described, together with techniques for measuring solar cell efficiency. Semiconductor Materials for Solar Photovoltaic Cells presents the current state of the art as well as key details about future strategies to increase the efficiency and reduce costs, with particular focus on how to reduce the gap between laboratory scale efficiency and commercial module efficiency. This book will aid materials scientists and engineers in identifying research priorities to fulfill energy needs, and will also enable researchers to understand novel semiconductor materials that are emerging in the solar market. This integrated approach also gives science and engineering students a sense of the excitement and relevance of materials science in the development of novel semiconductor materials. · Provides a comprehensive introduction to solar PV cell materials · Reviews current and future status of solar cells with respect to cost and efficiency · Covers the full range of solar cell materials, from silicon and thin films to dye sensitized and organic solar cells · Offers an in-depth account of the semiconductor material strategies and directions for further research · Features detailed tables on the world leaders in efficiency demonstrations · Edited by scientists with experience in both research and industry

Solar Energy From Cells To Grid

Solar Energy From Cells To Grid Book
Author : Dr. Brijesh Tripathi ,Dr. Manoj Kumar
Publisher : CSMFL Publications
Release : 2018-05-21
ISBN : 8193278488
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The book is a collection of recent research findings in the area of solar energy. This book is intended for professionals working in the field of solar energy, including researchers, teachers, scientists, engineers, and technologists. Keeping in view that there is abundant literature available on characteristics of sunlight and basics of semiconductors physics behind the working of solar cells, this book is taking a lead to introduce the reader with recent research findings. This book includes details of silicon solar cell, dye-sensitized solar cell, perovskite solar cell, third generation silicon quantum well solar cell, crystalline-silicon solar photovoltaic module, effect of shading on power output of a solar cell, performance study of megawatt scale power plant and design optimization method for power plants to maximize energy and power output from a given area. It is recommended that the professionals must have a copy of this book.

The Development and Utilization of Solar Photovoltaic Cells An Assessment of the Potential for a New Energy Technology

The Development and Utilization of Solar Photovoltaic Cells  An Assessment of the Potential for a New Energy Technology Book
Author : Kelley J. Cyr
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1981
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download The Development and Utilization of Solar Photovoltaic Cells An Assessment of the Potential for a New Energy Technology book written by Kelley J. Cyr, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Holographic Spectrum Splitting Optical Systems for Solar Photovoltaics

Holographic Spectrum Splitting Optical Systems for Solar Photovoltaics Book
Author : Deming Zhang
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Solar energy is the most abundant source of renewable energy available. The relatively high cost prevents solar photovoltaic (PV) from replacing fossil fuel on a larger scale. In solar PV power generation the cost is reduced with more efficient PV technologies. In this dissertation, methods to improve PV conversion efficiency with holographic optical components are discussed. The tandem multiple-junction approach has achieved very high conversion efficiency. However it is impossible to manufacture tandem PV cells at a low cost due to stringent fabrication standards and limited material types that satisfy lattice compatibility. Current produced by the tandem multi-junction PV cell is limited by the lowest junction due to series connection. Spectrum-splitting is a lateral multi-junction concept that is free of lattice and current matching constraints. Each PV cell can be optimized towards full absorption of a spectral band with tailored light-trapping schemes. Holographic optical components are designed to achieve spectrum-splitting PV energy conversion. The incident solar spectrum is separated onto multiple PV cells that are matched to the corresponding spectral band. Holographic spectrum-splitting can take advantage of existing and future low-cost technologies that produces high efficiency thin-film solar cells. Spectrum-splitting optical systems are designed and analyzed with both transmission and reflection holographic optical components. Prototype holograms are fabricated and high optical efficiency is achieved. Light-trapping in PV cells increases the effective optical path-length in the semiconductor material leading to improved absorption and conversion efficiency. It has been shown that the effective optical path length can be increased by a factor of 4n2 using diffusive surfaces. Ultra-light-trapping can be achieved with optical filters that limit the escape angle of the diffused light. Holographic reflection gratings have been shown to act as angle-wavelength selective filters that can function as ultra-light-trapping filters. Results from an experimental reflection hologram are used to model the absorption enhancement factor for a silicon solar cell and light-trapping filter. The result shows a significant improvement in current generation for thin-film silicon solar cells under typical operating conditions.

Grid Integration of Solar Photovoltaic Systems

Grid Integration of Solar Photovoltaic Systems Book
Author : Majid Jamil,M Rizwan,D P Kothari
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2017-11-22
ISBN : 1351652419
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book covers the various aspects of solar photovoltaic systems including measurement of solar irradiance, solar photovoltaic modules, arrays with MATLAB implementation, recent MPPT techniques, latest literature of converter design (with MATLAB Simulink models), energy storage for PV applications, balance of systems, grid integration of PV systems, PV system protection, economics of grid connected PV system and system yield performance using PV system. Challenges, issues and solutions related to grid integration of solar photovoltaic systems are also be dealt with.

Concentrating Photovoltaics CPV The Path Ahead

Concentrating Photovoltaics  CPV   The Path Ahead Book
Author : Harry Apostoleris,Marco Stefancich,Matteo Chiesa
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-09-08
ISBN : 3319629808
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is a concise review of the current status and future prospects of concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) technology. Starting with a summary of the current technical and economic status of CPV technology, it identifies the factors that hold CPV back in the commercial market. The main technical areas considered are solar cells, tracking and optics. The solar cells section focuses on spectrum splitting systems, which offer potentially higher efficiency than multi-junction cells with reductions in the manufacturing constraints that lead to high costs. It also offers a brief survey of the latest developments in spectral splitting alongside a discussion of the advances in solar cell manufacturing that aid the development of such systems. Further, it examines electrical design principles for spectral splitting systems that can improve the spectral stability of these systems’ performance. The section on tracking includes a description of tracking integration with an update of the review published in Nature, presenting the latest advances in the field and focusing on surveying conceptual approaches rather than providing an exhaustive description of the literature. The optics section explores 3D printing and other emerging methods of fabricating optics for both prototype and large-scale production, as well as new classes of concentrators, particularly those based on novel photonic materials such as angular filters. Lastly, the authors consider the impact that environmental factors have on the performance of CPV in non-standard environments before concluding with a discussion of the combinations of technologies that they anticipate will most effectively boost CPV in the commercial market.

An Analysis of Multijunction Quantum Coherent and Hot Carrier Solar Photovoltaic Cells

An Analysis of Multijunction  Quantum Coherent  and Hot Carrier Solar Photovoltaic Cells Book
Author : Alexander P. Kirk,University of Texas at Dallas. Graduate Program in Materials Science and Engineering
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Three types of solar photovoltaic cells are analyzed herein including devices based on: (1) the use of multiple junctions stacked together and connected in series, (2) the suggested principle of using quantum coherence in intrinsic semiconductor quantum dots embedded in a junction to allegedly break detailed balance, and (3) the theoretical concept known as the hot carrier solar cell which is based on the attempted collection of hot electrons (holes) prior to thermalization. We discuss the inherent advantages and promise of using carefully designed multijunction solar cells and show how these may be improved. In contrast, we show that there are fundamental limitations to both quantum coherent and hot carrier solar cells, the former due to the irrelevance of coherent quantum states in so far as being able to increase either voltage or current and the latter due to the inability to effectively extract, through narrow energy selective contacts, a sufficient number of the widely distributed photogenerated charge carriers. Finally, we offer an analysis of the scalability and discussion about the possible future ahead for solar photovoltaics.

Grid Integration of Solar Photovoltaic Systems

Grid Integration of Solar Photovoltaic Systems Book
Author : Majid Jamil,M Rizwan,D P Kothari
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2017-11-22
ISBN : 1498798497
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book covers the various aspects of solar photovoltaic systems including measurement of solar irradiance, solar photovoltaic modules, arrays with MATLAB implementation, recent MPPT techniques, latest literature of converter design (with MATLAB Simulink models), energy storage for PV applications, balance of systems, grid integration of PV systems, PV system protection, economics of grid connected PV system and system yield performance using PV system. Challenges, issues and solutions related to grid integration of solar photovoltaic systems are also be dealt with.

Solar Photovoltaic Power Systems

Solar Photovoltaic Power Systems Book
Author : Dr. Sundaravadivelu S, Mr. Suresh R. Norman, Dr. Johnsi Stella I, Dr. Suresh Kumar A
Publisher : Notion Press
Release : 2017-11-27
ISBN : 1948230577
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is a solar energy technical manual - a road-map for solar energy professionals and amateurs. It is also written for the use of engineers & consultants , polytechnic , graduate & post-graduate engineering students, and industry technicians. The reader is introduced to the theoretical concepts of solar cells and also the practical working of solar cells, solar modules, solar panels and solar arrays. Also discussed are the components of a photo-voltaic power system such as MPPT charge controllers , storage battery systems and solar converter circuits. For the benefit of the reader, solar Photovoltaic systems are discussed , along with examples of existing systems . Numerical examples and exercises are not included since it is not designed based on any University curriculum nor meant to be an academic text. If a few solar energy systems professionals and amateurs are benefited by this book , the Authors would be thankful that the purpose of this book has been served ! Salient Features • This book introduces the reader to the theoretical concepts and practical aspects of solar cells • Imparts a working knowledge of solar cells, solar modules, arrays and panels to engineers and technical students • The principles of MPPT charge controllers , storage battery systems , solar converter circuits and solar Photovoltaic systems are discussed , along with examples of existing systems • This book is easy to read and clear to understand • Many drawings and photographs have been used to make it interesting to read and easier to grasp and apply

Solar Photovoltaic Energy

Solar Photovoltaic Energy Book
Author : Anne Labouret,Michel Villoz
Publisher : IET
Release : 2010
ISBN : 1849191549
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Providing designers, installers and managers with the tools and methods for the effective writing of technical reports and the ability to calculate, install and maintain the necessary components of photovoltaic energy.

Applied Photovoltaics

Applied Photovoltaics Book
Author : Stuart R. Wenham
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012
ISBN : 1849711410
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The new edition of this thoroughly considered textbook provides a reliable, accessible and comprehensive guide for students of photovoltaic applications and renewable energy engineering. Written by a group of award-winning authors it is brimming with information and is carefully designed to meet the needs of its readers. Along with exercises and references at the end of each chapter, it features a set of detailed technical appendices that provide essential equations, data sources and standards. The new edition has been fully updated with the latest information on photovoltaic cells, modules, applications and policy. Starting from basics with 'The Characteristics of Sunlight' the reader is guided step-by-step through semiconductors and p-n junctions; the behaviour of solar cells; cell properties and design; and PV cell interconnection and module fabrication. The book covers stand-alone photovoltaic systems; specific purpose photovoltaic systems; remote area power supply systems; grid-connected photovoltaic systems and water pumping. Applied Photovoltaics, Third Edition is highly illustrated and very accessible, providing the reader with all the information needed to start working with photovoltaics.

Solar Photovoltaics

Solar Photovoltaics Book
Author : CHETAN SINGH SOLANKI
Publisher : PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
Release : 2015-05-09
ISBN : 8120351118
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This thoroughly revised text, now in its third edition, continues to provide a detailed discussion on all the aspects of solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies from physics of solar cells to manufacturing technologies, solar PV system design and their applications. The Third Edition includes a new chapter on “Advances in c-Si Cell Processes Suitable for Near Future Commercialization” (Chapter 8) to introduce the technological advancement in the commercial production to keep the readers up to date. Organized in three parts, Part I introduces the fundamental principles of solar cell operation and design, Part II explains various technologies to fabricate solar cells and PV modules and Part III focuses on the use of solar photovoltaics as part of the system for providing electrical energy. In addition to this, numerous chapter-end exercises are given to reinforce the understanding of the subject. The text is intended for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of engineering for their courses on solar photovoltaic technologies and renewable energy technologies. The book is of immense use for teachers, researchers and professionals working in the photovoltaic field. In a nutshell, this book is an absolute must-read for all those who want to understand and apply the basics behind photovoltaic devices and systems.

Solar Photovoltaic Solar Thermal Solar Electric Equipment World Summary

Solar Photovoltaic  Solar Thermal   Solar Electric Equipment World Summary Book
Author : Editorial Datagroup
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-05-22
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Solar Photovoltaic, Solar Thermal & Solar Electric Equipment World Summary Paperback Edition provides 7 years of Historic & Current data on the market in up to 100 countries. The Aggregated market comprises of the 47 Products / Services listed. The Products and Markets covered (Solar photovoltaic, solar thermal & solar electric equipment) are classified by the Major Products and then further defined by each subsidiary Product or Market Sector. In addition full Financial Data (188 items: Historic & Current Balance Sheet, Financial Margins and Ratios) Data is provided for about 100 countries. Total Market Values are given for 47 Products/Services covered, including: SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC - SOLAR THERMAL + SOLAR ELECTRIC EQUIPMENT 1. Solar photovoltaic, solar thermal & solar electric equipment 2. Air conditioning systems, solar powered 3. Boilers, solar powered 4. Collectors, concentrating, for solar panels 5. Collectors, flat, air-cooled, solar panel 6. Collectors, liquid-cooled, solar panel 7. Concentrators, solar panel 8. Cooking ranges, solar powered 9. Electricity supply systems, complete, solar powered 10. Evacuated tube collectors/vacuum tube collectors for solar panels 11. Furnaces, solar powered 12. Generators, solar powered 13. Hothouses, solar power heated 14. Irrigation systems, complete, solar powered 15. Lighting systems, solar powered 16. Marine power modules, solar 17. Mobile solar power stations 18. Photovoltaic modules, thin film 19. Photovoltaic panels 20. Photovoltaic systems, stand alone 21. Signalling equipment, solar powered 22. Solar awnings & solar blinds, photovoltaic 23. Solar batteries 24. Solar energy systems, flameproof, for hazardous areas 25. Solar facades & balconies 26. Solar generator kits 27. Solar lanterns, portable 28. Solar photovoltaic (PV) carports 29. Solar photovoltaic (PV) cell modules, amorphous 30. Solar photovoltaic (PV) cell modules, crystalline silicon on glass (CSG) 31. Solar photovoltaic (PV) cells 32. Solar power plants, photovoltaic (PV) cell 33. Solar power supplies 34. Solar powered systems, customised 35. Solar roofing membranes, photovoltaic (PV) 36. Solar roofs, ventilated 37. Solar stills 38. Solar tents 39. Solar thermal panels 40. Solar thermal power plants 41. Solar tiles & slates 42. Space heating systems, solar powered 43. Steam generators, solar powered 44. Telecommunication repeater systems, solar powered 45. Ventilators, solar powered 46. Water heaters, solar powered 47. Water purification systems & installations, solar powered 48. Solar photovoltaic, solar thermal & solar electric equipment, nsk There are 188 Financial items covered, including: Total Sales, Pre-tax Profit, Interest Paid, Non-trading Income, Operating Profit, Depreciation, Trading Profit, Assets (Intangible, Intermediate + Fixed), Capital Expenditure, Retirements, Stocks, Total Stocks / Inventory, Debtors, Maintenance Costs, Services Purchased, Current Assets, Total Assets, Creditors, Loans, Current Liabilities, Net Assets / Capital Employed, Shareholders Funds, Employees, Process Costs, Total Input Supplies / Materials + Energy Costs, Employees Remunerations, Sub Contractors, Rental & Leasing, Maintenance, Communication, Expenses, Sales Costs + Expenses, Premises, Handling + Physical Costs, Distribution Costs, Advertising Costs, Product Costs, Customer + After-Sales Costs, Marketing Costs, New Technology + Production, R + D Expenditure, Operational Costs. /.. etc.

Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants

Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants Book
Author : Radu-Emil Precup,Tariq Kamal,Syed Zulqadar Hassan
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-02-07
ISBN : 9811361517
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book discusses control and optimization techniques in the broadest sense, covering new theoretical results and the applications of newly developed methods for PV systems. Going beyond classical control techniques, it promotes the use of more efficient control and optimization strategies based on linearized models and purely continuous (or discrete) models. These new strategies not only enhance the performance of the PV systems, but also decrease the cost per kilowatt-hour generated.

Fundamentals Of Solar Cells

Fundamentals Of Solar Cells Book
Author : Alan Fahrenbruch,Richard Bube
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2012-12-02
ISBN : 0323145388
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fundamentals of Solar Cells: Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion provides an introduction to the fundamental physical principles of solar cells. It aims to promote the expansion of solar photovoltaics from relatively small and specialized use to a large-scale contribution to energy supply. The book begins with a review of basic concepts such as the source of energy, the role of photovoltaic conversion, the development of photovoltaic cells, and sequence of phenomena involved in solar power generation. This is followed by separate chapters on each of the processes that take place in solar cell. These include solar input; properties of semiconductors; recombination and the flow of photogenerated carriers; charge separation and the characteristics of junction barriers; and calculation of solar efficiency. Subsequent chapters deal with the operation of specific solar cell devices such as a single-crystal homojunction (Si); a single-crystal-heterojunction/buried-homojunction (AlGaAs/GaAs); and a polycrystalline, thin-film cell (CuxS/CdS). This book is intended for upper-level graduate students who have a reasonably good understanding of solid state physics and for scientists and engineers involved in research and development of solar cells.

Solar Photovoltaic System Applications

Solar Photovoltaic System Applications Book
Author : Parimita Mohanty,Tariq Muneer,Mohan Kolhe
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2015-10-30
ISBN : 3319146637
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presenting a complete guide for the planning, design and implementation of solar PV systems for off-grid applications, this book features analysis based on the authors’ own laboratory testing as well as their in the field experiences. Incorporating the latest developments in smart-digital and control technologies into the design criteria of the PV system, this book will also focus on how to integrate newer smart design approaches and techniques for improving the efficiency, reliability and flexibility of the entire system. The design and implementation of India’s first-of its-kind Smart Mini-Grid system (SMG) at TERI premises, which involves the integration of multiple renewable energy resources (including solar PV) through smart controllers for managing the load intelligently and effectively is presented as a key case study. Maximizing reader insights into the performance of different components of solar PV systems under different operating conditions, the book will be of interest to graduate students, researchers, PV designers, planners, and practitioners working in the area of solar PV design, implementation and assessment.

Handbook of the Physics of Thin Film Solar Cells

Handbook of the Physics of Thin Film Solar Cells Book
Author : Karl W. Böer
Publisher : Springer Science & Business
Release : 2014-04-23
ISBN : 3642367488
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This handbook is a compendium giving a comprehensive description of the basics of semiconductor physics relevant to the design and analysis of thin film solar cell materials. It starts from the basics of material science, describing the material and its growth, defect and electrical properties, the basics of its interaction with photons and the involved statistics, proceeding to space charge effects in semiconductors and pn-junctions. Most attention is given to analyze homo- and hetero-junction solar cells using various models and applying the field-of-direction analysis for discussing current voltage characteristics, and helping to discover the involvement of high-field effects in solar cells. The comprehensive coverage of the main topics of - and relating to - solar cells with extensive reference to literature helps scientists and engineers at all levels to reach a better understanding and improvement of solar cell properties and their production. The author is one of the founders of thin film solar cell research.

Polymeric Solar Cells

Polymeric Solar Cells Book
Author : Frederik C. Krebs
Publisher : DEStech Publications, Inc
Release : 2010
ISBN : 1605950173
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book offers a comprehensive treatment of nonhybrid polymeric solar cells from the basic chemistry of donor and acceptor materials through device design, processing and manufacture. Written by a team of Europe-based experts, the text shows the steps and strategies of successfully moving from the science of solar cells to commercial device production. Chapters focus on technologies that lead to increased efficiencies, longer usable life and lower costs. Highlighted are ways to fabricate solar cells from a range of polymers and develop them into marketable commodities. Special consideration is given to solar cells as intellectual property.

From Sunlight to Electricity

From Sunlight to Electricity Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Release : 2008-01-01
ISBN : 8179931560
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From Sunlight to Electricity: a practical handbook on solar photovoltaic applications is a compilationof information that gives the readers an overall understanding of the PV (photovoltaic) sector inIndia, designs and applications of specific devices and related benefits, finance, and policies.The document also discusses the PV technology programme in India, the issues therein, and itsfuture directions. The information has been presented in a format that is easy to understand andapply. The readers will find it useful in assessing the potential of such systems and in identifyingappropriate agencies for financing such systems.