Photovoltaic cells for sustainable energy

Incident solar radiation is the most fundamental of the sustainable energy sources, being at the origin of all others - wind and wave, biomass and even fossil fuels which represent stored solar energy over a geological time scale. Only nuclear and geothermal sources are non-solar. The direct conversion of incident solar radiation into the most convenient energy vector, electricity, motivates the development of lower cost, higher efficiency and larger area photovoltaic devices and systems. Their history, technology and applications are here reviewed.


Published in:
Sustainable Energy Technologies: Options And Prospects, 99-119
Presented at:
Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, Dubrovnik, CROATIA, Sep 23-25, 2006
Year:
2008
Publisher:
Springer, 101 Philip Drive, Norwell, Ma 02061 Usa
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