Photovoltaic solar cells: an overview of state-of-the-art cell development and environmental issues

Miles, Robert, Forbes, Ian and Hynes, Kathleen (2005) Photovoltaic solar cells: an overview of state-of-the-art cell development and environmental issues. Progress in Crystal Growth and Characterization of Materials, 51 (1-3). pp. 1-42. ISSN 0960-8974

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pcrysgrow.2005.10.002

Abstract

This paper gives an overview of the materials and methods used for fabricating photovoltaic solar cell devices. The technologies discussed include those based on the use of silicon (in the crystalline, multicrystalline, amorphous and micro-crystalline forms), the III–V compounds (e.g. gallium arsenide, indium phosphide and gallium antimonide), the polycrystalline compounds (e.g. cadmium telluride, copper gallium indium diselenide and copper indium disulphide), and organic materials (e.g. dyes, polymers and fullerenes). The paper also discusses the important environmental and energy issues with regard to the manufacture, use and disposal of the solar cells and modules.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Invited review. (Editor: Prof J.B. Mullin). In depth and up-to-date review of technologies for making commercial solar cells and modules. In depth review of environmental issues. One of the most downloaded Elsevier Journal papers.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Photovoltaic power generation, Solar cells
Subjects: J500 Materials Technology not otherwise specified
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2008 16:33
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2015 13:03
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/884

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