Green, M.A. and Conibeer, G. and König, D. and Shrestha, S. and Huang, Shujuan and Aliberti, Pasquale and Treiber, L. and Patterson, R. and Puthen Veettil, Binesh and Hsieh, A. and Luque López, Antonio and Martí Vega, Antonio and García-Linares Fontes, Pablo and Cánovas Díaz, Enrique and Antolín Fernández, Elisa and Fuertes Marrón, David and Tablero Crespo, César and Hernández Martín, Estela and Guillemoles, J.F. and Huang, L. and Schmidt, T. and Clady, R. and Tayebjee, M.
Recent progress with hot carrier solar cells.
In: "25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition and 5th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy, 25th EU PVSEC/5th WCPEC 2010", 06/09/2010 - 10/09/2010, Valencia, España. ISBN 9783936338263.
Hot carrier solar cells offer one of the most promising options for high performance “third generation” photovoltaic devices. For successful operation, these need to be thin, strongly absorbing, radioactively efficient devices in a simple 2-terminal configuration. Nonetheless, they offer potential performance close to the maximum possible for solar conversion, equivalent to a multi-cell stack of six or more tandem cells possibly without some of the limitations, such as spectral sensitivity. However, hot carrier cells offer some quite fundamental challenges in implementation that our team is addressing in an internationally collaborative effort.