The promising field of plasmonics has yielded methods for guiding and localizing light at the nanoscale. Now plasmonics researchers are turning their attention to photovoltaics, where design approaches based on plasmonics can be used to improve absorption in photovoltaic devices, permitting a considerable reduction in the physical thickness of solar photovoltaic absorber layers, and yielding new options for solar cell design.
Due to a combination of the resonant plasmonic properties of metallic nanoparticles with thin-film photovoltaic technology, a new generation of plasmonic solar cell has evolved with similar performance to silicon cells but at potentially a fraction of the cost.
Today, plasmonic solar cells are emerging as promising candidates amongst many solar energy technologies spurring continuing research to improve device performance.
This report Analyzing Plasmonic Solar Cells earmarks the immense potential that this technology holds for the future of mankind and the crucial impact it will have on the process of introduction of solar energy into large scale arenas of the industrialized economies.
This report on Plasmonic Solar Cells initiates with a strong theoretical understanding of the Solar Cell system and their subsequent propagation into photovoltaic systems including their applications derived from generational leaps as first to third generation cells.
The report also devotes an entire in depth section to the technical aspects of Plasmonic Solar Cells systems including their history as well as mechanism, general operation principles and the new innovations in architecture design of Plasmonic Solar Cells which have opened up new markets for solar power systems. These are further explained in the efficient design choices of various configurations and new ideas contributed in this field.
Analyzing Plasmonic Solar Cells is a very comprehensive tool for understanding this technology in a in depth manner and deliver thought provoking views on the marvels of this field which is nature’s helping hand lent to mankind in order to preserve a way of life which is sustainable as well as in sync with our environment. SHOW LESS READ MORE >
A. Executive Summary
B. Introduction to Photovoltaics
B.2 Historical Background of Solar Cells
B.3 Looking at Solar Electricity
B.4 Photovoltaic Systems
B.5 Analyzing the 3 Generations of Photovoltaic Cells
B.5.1 First Generation PV Cells
B.5.2 Second Generation PV Cells
B.5.3 Third Generation PV Cells
B.6 Applications of Solar Cells
B.7 Types of Solar Cells
B.8 PV Technology in Isolated Generation
B.9 Looking at Thin Film Solar Cells
C. Global Market Overview of Solar PV Cells
C.1 Market Profile
C.2 Market Size
C.3 Growth Patterns of the Market
C.4 Market Statistics - Production Side
C.5 Commercialization Potential & Market Development
C.6 Industry Forecast
D. Analysis of Plasmonic Solar Cells
D.1 What are Plasmonic Solar Cells?
D.2 Development of Plasmonic Solar Cells - a Historical Perspective
D.3 Optical Properties of Metal Particles
D.4 How Plasmonics are Advancing Photovoltaics
D.5 Understanding the Design of Plasmonic Solar Cells
D.5.1 Depositing of Metal Nanoparticles
D.5.2 Depositing Layer of Metal
D.6 How a Plasmonic Solar Cell Works
D.6.1 Scattering and Deposition of Metal Nanoparticles
D.6.2 Surface Plasmons and Metal Film
D.7 Materials Used in Plasmonic Solar Cells
E. Looking at Applications of Plasmonic Solar Cells
E.2 Plasmonic Solar Cells in Space Exploration
E.3 Plasmonic Solar Cells Help in Rural Electrification
E.4 Using Plasmonic Solar Cells for Power Stations
E.5 Plasmonic Solar Cells and Consumer Electronics
F. Latest Research in Plasmonic Solar Cells
G. New Plasmonic Solar Cell Designs
H. Application in Large-Area PV Module Production
I. Future Perspective: Plasmonic Solar Cells
K. Glossary of Terms