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Title: Effect of Atmospheric Absorption Bands on the Optimal Design of Multijunction Solar Cells

Abstract

Designing terrestrial multijunction (MJ) cells with 5+ junctions is challenging, in part because the presence of atmospheric absorption bands creates a design space with numerous local maxima. Here we introduce a new taxonomical structure which facilitates both numerical convergence and the visualization of the resulting designs.

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Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
OSTI Identifier:
1369131
Report Number(s):
NREL/PO-5J00-68603
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 2017 IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC-44), 25-30 June 2017, Washington, D.C.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; multijunction solar cells; numerical modeling; atmospheric absorption bands; current matching

Citation Formats

McMahon, William E., Friedman, Daniel J., and Geisz, John F. Effect of Atmospheric Absorption Bands on the Optimal Design of Multijunction Solar Cells. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
McMahon, William E., Friedman, Daniel J., & Geisz, John F. Effect of Atmospheric Absorption Bands on the Optimal Design of Multijunction Solar Cells. United States.
McMahon, William E., Friedman, Daniel J., and Geisz, John F. Mon . "Effect of Atmospheric Absorption Bands on the Optimal Design of Multijunction Solar Cells". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1369131.
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abstractNote = {Designing terrestrial multijunction (MJ) cells with 5+ junctions is challenging, in part because the presence of atmospheric absorption bands creates a design space with numerous local maxima. Here we introduce a new taxonomical structure which facilitates both numerical convergence and the visualization of the resulting designs.},
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year = {Mon Jun 26 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
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