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Title: High-efficiency, monolithic, multi-bandgap, tandem photovoltaic energy converters

Abstract

A monolithic, multi-bandgap, tandem solar photovoltaic converter has at least one, and preferably at least two, subcells grown lattice-matched on a substrate with a bandgap in medium to high energy portions of the solar spectrum and at least one subcell grown lattice-mismatched to the substrate with a bandgap in the low energy portion of the solar spectrum, for example, about 1 eV.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Golden, CO
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1032631
Patent Number(s):
8,067,687
Application Number:
11/027,156
Assignee:
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99GO10337
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
30 DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION

Citation Formats

Wanlass, Mark W. High-efficiency, monolithic, multi-bandgap, tandem photovoltaic energy converters. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Wanlass, Mark W. High-efficiency, monolithic, multi-bandgap, tandem photovoltaic energy converters. United States.
Wanlass, Mark W. Tue . "High-efficiency, monolithic, multi-bandgap, tandem photovoltaic energy converters". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1032631.
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