Accession Number:

AD0754901

Title:

Theoretical Treatment of the Vertical Multijunction Solar Cell.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for 1 Jul 71-1 Mar 72,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE AERO PROPULSION LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

A brief theoretical treatment of the vertical multijunction solar cell is presented. The cell geometry considered was 2 cm x 2 cm x 250 microns. Solutions for the minority carrier diffusion equations were obtained so as to derive the light generated current per unit wavelength spectral response and total light generated current. The spectral response calculations revealed that enhanced carrier collection is predicted in the red portion of the sunlight spectrum. The total light generated current was found to increase asymptotically to a limit of nominally 190 milliamperes for increasing numbers of junctions. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE