Advanced Micro- and Nanomaterials for Photovoltaics shows how novel materials and technologies are being used in photovoltaics at the micro- and nano-scale to improve performance, while also reducing costs. In particular, photon converters, oxide solar cells, DASH silicon solar cells, new forms of silicon (e.g. silicon clathrate, thin films), hot carrier solar cells, and low-cost deposition techniques are discussed in detail. The book is intended to act as a reference for researchers, both in academia and industry, who are working in novel photovoltaic technologies, for researchers looking for innovative projects, and for anyone in the fields of materials science, physics and engineering.
- Showcases a range of cutting-edge photovoltaic materials and devices, exploring their special properties and how they are best used
- Assesses the challenges of fabricating solar cell devices using nanotechnology
- Explores how producing cheaper modules, increasing reliability and increasing efficiency have led to new applications for photovoltaic devices
Part I Novel micro- and nano- materials and concepts for photovoltaic absorbers 1. New forms of nano-engineered silicon 2. Atmospheric Pressure Spatial Atomic Layer Deposited metal oxides for thin film solar cells 3. Oxide and ferroelectric thin film solar cells 4. Quantum dot thin film solar cells 5. Multiple exciton generation for thin film photovoltaics 6. Hot carrier thin film solar cells 7. Hybrid perovskite thin film solar cells
Part II Novel micro- and nano- solar cells architectures and concepts 8. Novel silicon solar cells with dopant free asymmetric heterocontact films 9. Alternative Si solar cell thin film structures 11. Thin film photon converters for photovoltaics 12. Multifunctional optical coatings and Light Management for photovoltaics 13. New micro- and nano- engineered materials for contacts: nanowires and beyond 14. New directions for thin film organic solar cells: stability and performance, 15. Novel hybrid thin film solar cells
Part III Micro- and nano- materials and concepts for modules 16. Micro- and nano- materials for modules 17. New Module concepts for PV based on micro- and nano- materials