Accession Number : ADA510592


Title :   Milestones Toward 50% Efficient Solar Cell Modules


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : DELAWARE UNIV NEWARK


Personal Author(s) : Barnett, Allen ; Kirkpatrick, Douglas ; Honsberg, Christiana ; Moore, Duncan ; Wanlass, Mark ; Emergy, Keith ; Schwartz, Richard ; Carlson, Dave ; Bowden, Stuart ; Aiken, Dan ; Gray, Allen ; Kurtz, Sarah ; Kazmerski, Larry ; Moriarty, Tom ; Steiner, Myles ; Gray, Jeffery ; Davenport, Tom ; Buelow, Roger ; Takacs, Laszlo ; Shatz, Narkis


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a510592.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2007


Pagination or Media Count : 7


Abstract : The Very High Efficiency Solar Cell (VHESC) program is developing integrated optical system - PV modules for portable applications that operate at greater than 50 percent efficiency. We are integrating the optical design with the solar cell design, and have entered previously unoccupied design space. Our approach is driven by proven quantitative models for the solar cell design, the optical design and the integration of these designs. Optical systems efficiency with an optical efficiency of 93% and solar cell device results summing to 42.9% are described. Keywords: High performance, module architecture, solar cell efficiency.


Descriptors :   *SOLAR CELLS , *ELECTROOPTICS , *BEAM SPLITTING , SOLAR SPECTRUM , PHOTONS , PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT , GALLIUM COMPOUNDS , MODULAR CONSTRUCTION , FABRICATION , SYMPOSIA , NITRIDES


Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Optics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE