Thin Film Solar Cells From Earth Abundant Materials

Written By Subba Ramaiah Kodigala
Thin Film Solar Cells From Earth Abundant Materials
  • Publsiher : Newnes
  • Release : 14 November 2013
  • ISBN : 0123971829
  • Pages : 190 pages
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Download or read book entitled Thin Film Solar Cells From Earth Abundant Materials by author: Subba Ramaiah Kodigala which was release on 14 November 2013 and published by Newnes with total page 190 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. The fundamental concept of the book is to explain how to make thin film solar cells from the abundant solar energy materials by low cost. The proper and optimized growth conditions are very essential while sandwiching thin films to make solar cell otherwise secondary phases play a role to undermine the working function of solar cells. The book illustrates growth and characterization of Cu2ZnSn(S1-xSex)4 thin film absorbers and their solar cells. The fabrication process of absorber layers by either vacuum or non-vacuum process is readily elaborated in the book, which helps for further development of cells. The characterization analyses such as XPS, XRD, SEM, AFM etc., lead to tailor the physical properties of the absorber layers to fit well for the solar cells. The role of secondary phases such as ZnS, Cu2-xS,SnS etc., which are determined by XPS, XRD or Raman, in the absorber layers is promptly discussed. The optical spectroscopy analysis, which finds band gap, optical constants of the films, is mentioned in the book. The electrical properties of the absorbers deal the influence of substrates, growth temperature, impurities, secondary phases etc. The low temperature I-V and C-V measurements of Cu2ZnSn(S1-xSex)4 thin film solar cells are clearly described. The solar cell parameters such as efficiency, fill factor, series resistance, parallel resistance provide handful information to understand the mechanism of physics of thin film solar cells in the book. The band structure, which supports to adjust interface states at the p-n junction of the solar cells is given. On the other hand the role of window layers with the solar cells is discussed. The simulation of theoretical efficiency of Cu2ZnSn(S1-xSex)4 thin film solar cells explains how much efficiency can be experimentally extracted from the cells. One of the first books exploring how to conduct research on thin film solar cells, including reducing costs Detailed instructions on conducting research

Thin Film Solar Cells From Earth Abundant Materials

Thin Film Solar Cells From Earth Abundant Materials
  • Author : Subba Ramaiah Kodigala
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release Date : 2013-11-14
  • Total pages : 190
  • ISBN : 0123971829
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Summary : The fundamental concept of the book is to explain how to make thin film solar cells from the abundant solar energy materials by low cost. The proper and optimized growth conditions are very essential while sandwiching thin films to make solar cell otherwise secondary phases play a role to undermine ...

Thin Film Solar Cells Using Earth Abundant Materials

Thin Film Solar Cells Using Earth Abundant Materials
  • Author : Parag S. Vasekar,Tara P. Dhakal
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0123971829
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Summary : Read online Thin Film Solar Cells Using Earth Abundant Materials written by Parag S. Vasekar,Tara P. Dhakal, published by which was released on 2013. Download full Thin Film Solar Cells Using Earth Abundant Materials Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Copper Zinc Tin Sulfide Based Thin Film Solar Cells

Copper Zinc Tin Sulfide Based Thin Film Solar Cells
  • Author : Kentaro Ito
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-02-23
  • Total pages : 440
  • ISBN : 0123971829
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Summary : Beginning with an overview and historical background of Copper Zinc Tin Sulphide (CZTS) technology, subsequent chapters cover properties of CZTS thin films, different preparation methods of CZTS thin films, a comparative study of CZTS and CIGS solar cell, computational approach, and future applications of CZTS thin film solar modules to ...

Earth Abundant Materials for Solar Cells

Earth Abundant Materials for Solar Cells
  • Author : Sadao Adachi
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-10-28
  • Total pages : 480
  • ISBN : 0123971829
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Summary : Systematically describes the physical and materials properties of copper-based quaternary chalcogenide semiconductor materials, enabling their potential for photovoltaic device applications. Intended for scientists and engineers, in particular, in the fields of multinary semiconductor physics and a variety of photovoltaic and optoelectronic devices....

Development of Earth abundant Materials and Low cost Processes for Solar Cells

Development of Earth abundant Materials and Low cost Processes for Solar Cells
  • Author : Chih-Liang Wang
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Total pages : 232
  • ISBN : 0123971829
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Summary : The goal of renewable solar energy research is to develop low-cost, high-efficiency photovoltaic technologies. However, with the growing deployment of solar cells, approaching the terawatt scale, absorber materials reliant upon rare or unfriendly elements become a crucial issue. Thus, the primary objective of this dissertation is the development of a ...

Fabrication and Characterization of Low Cost Solar Cells based on Earth Abundant Materials for Sustainable Photovoltaics

Fabrication and Characterization of Low Cost Solar Cells based on Earth Abundant Materials for Sustainable Photovoltaics
  • Author : Mahmoud Abdelfatah
  • Publisher : Cuvillier Verlag
  • Release Date : 2016-07-08
  • Total pages : 130
  • ISBN : 0123971829
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Summary : The low cost and low temperature electrochemical deposition technique was employed to grow Cu2O thin films and ZnO:Al thin films were deposited by d.c. magnetron sputtering in order to fabricate solar cells. The potentiostatic and galvanostatic electrodeposition modes were used to deposit the Cu2O thin films. ...

Optoelectronic Modeling and Optimization of Graded bandgap Thin film Solar Cells

Optoelectronic Modeling and Optimization of Graded bandgap Thin film Solar Cells
  • Author : Faiz Ahmad
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0123971829
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Summary : Crystalline-silicon (c-Si) photovoltaic solar cells are increasingly taking over the energy production sector nowadays. Even in comparison to coal-fired and nuclear plants for generation of electricity, the cost of harnessing solar energy by photovoltaic means has gone down considerably during the last decade. However, microwatt-scale generators of electricity are needed ...

Development of Earth Abundant Tin II Sulfide Thin Film Solar Cells by Vapor Deposition

Development of Earth Abundant Tin II  Sulfide Thin Film Solar Cells by Vapor Deposition
  • Author : Prasert Sinsermsuksakul
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0123971829
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Summary : To sustain future civilization, the development of alternative clean-energy technologies to replace fossil fuels has become one of the most crucial and challenging problems of the last few decades. The thin film solar cell is one of the major photovoltaic technologies that is promising for renewable energy. The current commercial ...

Thin Film Solar Cells with Earth Abundant Elements

Thin Film Solar Cells with Earth Abundant Elements
  • Author : Yue Yu
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Total pages : 146
  • ISBN : 0123971829
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Summary : The world energy consumption has increased rigorously in recent years due to the rapid economic development and the massive global population expansion. Today the world energy supply relies heavily on fossil fuels, known as non-renewable energy resources, which have limited reserves on Earth and do not form or replenish in ...

Alternative Substrates for Sustainable and Earth abundant Thin Film Photovoltaics

Alternative Substrates for Sustainable and Earth abundant Thin Film Photovoltaics
  • Author : Ignacio Becerril Romero
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Total pages : 197
  • ISBN : 0123971829
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Summary : "The development of sustainable energy sources with a high energy return on energy investment (EROI) that can substitute fossil fuels is a must in order to avoid the collapse of our current civilization. In this context, this work explores the feasibility of fabricating efficient Cu2ZnSn(Sx,Se1-x)4 (kesterite) ...

New Earth Abundant Materials for Thin Film Photovoltaics and RF Antennas on Flexible Substrates

New Earth Abundant Materials for Thin Film Photovoltaics and RF Antennas on Flexible Substrates
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Total pages : 312
  • ISBN : 0123971829
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Summary : Read online New Earth Abundant Materials for Thin Film Photovoltaics and RF Antennas on Flexible Substrates written by , published by which was released on 2015. Download full New Earth Abundant Materials for Thin Film Photovoltaics and RF Antennas on Flexible Substrates Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Nanoscale Surface and Interface Characterization of Earth Abundant Thin Film Solar Cells

Nanoscale Surface and Interface Characterization of Earth Abundant Thin Film Solar Cells
  • Author : Kasra Sardashti
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Total pages : 122
  • ISBN : 0123971829
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Summary : Thin-film kesterites have been explored as promising absorbers in future photovoltaic devices due to their earth-abundant and non-toxic constituents, which do not impose any future production limitations. However, the current record conversion efficiency of polycrystalline kesterite devices is 12.6%--i.e., at least 2.4% short of the efficiency threshold needed to make ...

Improved Thin Film Solar Cells Made by Vapor Deposition of Earth Abundant Tin II Sulfide

Improved Thin Film Solar Cells Made by Vapor Deposition of Earth Abundant Tin II  Sulfide
  • Author : Leizhi Sun
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0123971829
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Summary : Tin(II) sulfide (SnS) is an earth-abundant, inexpensive, and non-toxic absorber material for thin film solar cells. SnS films are deposited by atomic layer deposition (ALD) through the reaction of a tin precursor, bis(N,N'-diisopropylacetamidinato)tin(II), and hydrogen sulfide. The SnS films demonstrate excellent surface morphology, crystal structure, ...

Electronic Characterisation of Earth Abundant Sulphides for Solar Photovoltaics

Electronic Characterisation of Earth   Abundant Sulphides for Solar Photovoltaics
  • Author : Thomas James Whittles
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-07-31
  • Total pages : 362
  • ISBN : 0123971829
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Summary : This book examines the electronic structure of earth-abundant and environmentally friendly materials for use as absorber layers within photovoltaic cells. The corroboration between high-quality photoemission measurements and density of states calculations yields valuable insights into why these materials have demonstrated poor device efficiencies in the vast literature cited. The book ...

Materials Processing Technology ICAMMP2011

Materials Processing Technology  ICAMMP2011
  • Author : Xiang Hua Liu,Zheng Yi Jiang,Jing Tao Han
  • Publisher : Trans Tech Publications Ltd
  • Release Date : 2011-12-06
  • Total pages : 2520
  • ISBN : 0123971829
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Summary : These volumes comprise papers, on the topic of “Materials Processing Technology”, selected from the second International Conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing (ICAMMP 2011) held on the 16-18th December 2011 in Guilin, China. The 469 peer-reviewed papers are grouped into the chapters: 1: Advanced Engineering Materials, 2: Surface Engineering/Coatings, 3: Materials Forming, Machining ...