17 May 2016 High efficiency nanostructured thin film solar cells for energy harvesting
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Thin-film III-V materials are an attractive candidate material for solar energy harvesting devices capable of supplying portable and mobile power in both terrestrial and space environments. Nanostructured quantum well and quantum dot solar cells are being widely investigated as a means of extending infrared absorption and enhancing photovoltaic device performance. In this paper, we will review recent progress on realizing high-voltage InGaAs/GaAs quantum well solar cells that operate at or near the radiative limit of performance. These high-voltage nanostructured device designs provide a pathway to enhance the performance of existing device technologies, and can also be leveraged for next-generation solar cells.
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Roger E. Welser, Ashok K. Sood, Jay S. Lewis, Nibir K. Dhar, Priyalal S. Wijewarnasuriya, "High efficiency nanostructured thin film solar cells for energy harvesting", Proc. SPIE 9865, Energy Harvesting and Storage: Materials, Devices, and Applications VII, 986505 (17 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2229652; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2229652
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