Inorganic Photovoltaics - Planar and Nanostructured Devices

Ramanujam, J. and Verma, A. and González-Díaz, B. and Guerrero-Lemus, R. and Cañizo Nadal, Carlos del and García-Tabarés, E. and Rey-Stolle Prado, Ignacio and Granek, F. and Korte, L. and Tucci, M. and Rath, J. and Singh, U.P. and Todorov, T. and Gunawan, O. and Rubioara, S.S. and Plaza, J.L. and Dieguez, E. and Hoffmann, B. and Christiansen, S. and Cirlin, G.E. (2016). Inorganic Photovoltaics - Planar and Nanostructured Devices. "Progress in Materials Science", v. 82 ; pp. 1-284. ISSN 0079-6425.


Title: Inorganic Photovoltaics - Planar and Nanostructured Devices
  • Ramanujam, J.
  • Verma, A.
  • González-Díaz, B.
  • Guerrero-Lemus, R.
  • Cañizo Nadal, Carlos del
  • García-Tabarés, E.
  • Rey-Stolle Prado, Ignacio
  • Granek, F.
  • Korte, L.
  • Tucci, M.
  • Rath, J.
  • Singh, U.P.
  • Todorov, T.
  • Gunawan, O.
  • Rubioara, S.S.
  • Plaza, J.L.
  • Dieguez, E.
  • Hoffmann, B.
  • Christiansen, S.
  • Cirlin, G.E.
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Progress in Materials Science
Date: June 2016
ISSN: 0079-6425
Volume: 82
Faculty: Instituto de Energía Solar (IES) (UPM)
Department: Electrónica Física
UPM's Research Group: Semiconductores III-V
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Since its invention in the 1950s, semiconductor solar cell technology has evolved in great leaps and bounds. Solar power is now being considered as a serious leading contender for replacing fossil fuel based power generation. This article reviews the evolution and current state, and potential areas of near future research focus, of leading inorganic materials based solar cells, including bulk crystalline, amorphous thin-films, and nanomaterials based solar cells. Bulk crystalline silicon solar cells continue to dominate the solar power market, and continued efforts at device fabrication improvements, and device topology advancements are discussed. III-V compound semiconductor materials on c-Si for solar power generation are also reviewed. Developments in thin-film based solar cells are reviewed, with a focus on amorphous silicon, copper zinc tin sulfide, cadmium telluride, as well as nanostructured Cadmium telluride. Recent developments in the use of nano-materials for solar power generation, including silicon and gallium arsenide nanowires, are also reviewed.

Funding Projects

Government of SpainTEC2011-28423- C03CrysthinCarlos del Cañizo NadalTecnologías Industriales para módulos fotovoltaicos de alta eficiencia y bajo coste basados en células delgadas de silicio cristalino
Government of SpainTEC2012-37286UnspecifiedIgnacio Rey-Stolle PradoFabricación por MOVPE de células solares multiunion de semiconductores III-V sobre silicio
Madrid Regional GovernmentS2013/MAE-2780MADRID-PVAntonio Martí VegaMateriales, dispositivos y tecnología para el desarrollo de la industria fotovoltaica
Government of SpainENE2010-14865UnspecifiedUnspecifiedNuevos pasos en fabricación de células solares de SI y valoración de costes en línea de producción
Government of SpainENE2013-41925-RUnspecifiedUnspecifiedMejora de eficiencia PV para tecnologías C-SI y ASI:H mediante conversión a la baja, producción industrial e integración en edificios bioclimáticos
FP7608498HERCULESCOMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVESHigh efficiency rear contact solar cells and ultra powerful modules

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Item ID: 40238
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DOI: 10.1016/j.pmatsci.2016.03.005
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Deposited by: Dr Ignacio Rey-Stolle
Deposited on: 05 May 2016 11:13
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2019 17:42
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