Potential of the three-terminal heterojunction bipolar transistor solar cell for space applications

Martí Vega, Antonio and Garcia Linares, Pablo and Zehender, Marius Harry and Svatek ., Simon Aurel and Artacho Huertas, Irene and Cristobal López, Ana Belén and González, José Ramón and Baur, Carsten and Ramiro Gonzalez, Iñigo and Cappelluti, Federica and Antolin Fernández, Elisa (2019). Potential of the three-terminal heterojunction bipolar transistor solar cell for space applications. In: "European Space Power Conference (ESPC) 2019", 30/09/2019 - 04/10/2019, Juan-les-Pins (Francia). ISBN 978-1-7281-2126-0. pp. 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1109/ESPC.2019.8932085.

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Title: Potential of the three-terminal heterojunction bipolar transistor solar cell for space applications
Author/s:
  • Martí Vega, Antonio
  • Garcia Linares, Pablo
  • Zehender, Marius Harry
  • Svatek ., Simon Aurel
  • Artacho Huertas, Irene
  • Cristobal López, Ana Belén
  • González, José Ramón
  • Baur, Carsten
  • Ramiro Gonzalez, Iñigo
  • Cappelluti, Federica
  • Antolin Fernández, Elisa
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: European Space Power Conference (ESPC) 2019
Event Dates: 30/09/2019 - 04/10/2019
Event Location: Juan-les-Pins (Francia)
Title of Book: Proceedings of European Space Power Conference (ESPC) 2019
Date: 16 December 2019
ISBN: 978-1-7281-2126-0
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: multi-terminal; solar cells; multi-junction; space
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Electrónica Física
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Multi-Terminal multi-junction solar cells (MJSC) offer higher efficiency potential than series connected (two-Terminal) ones. In addition, for terrestrial applications, the efficiency of multi-Terminal solar cells is less sensitive to solar spectral variations than the two-Terminal series-connected one. In space, generally, cells are always illuminated with AM0 spectrum and no impact is expected from spectral variations. Still, in space, the multi-Terminal approach offers some advantages in comparison with the series-connected architecture approach derived from a higher end of life (EOL) efficiency. In this work we review the potential of multi-Terminal solar cells for achieving extended EOL efficiencies with emphasis in the potential of the three-Terminal heterojunction bipolar transistor solar cell, a novel multi-Terminal MJSC architecture with a simplified structure not requiring, for example, tunnel junctions.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Horizon 2020787289GRECOUNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRIDFostering a Next Generation of European Photovoltaic Society through Open Science
Government of SpainRYC-2015-18539UnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified
Universidad Politécnica de MadridUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecifiedPrograma Propio para Ayudas Predoctorales de la UPM

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Item ID: 64912
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/64912/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:64912
DOI: 10.1109/ESPC.2019.8932085
Official URL: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8932085
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 10 Apr 2021 09:20
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2021 08:41
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