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Title: Basic photovoltaic principles and methods

Abstract

This book presents a nonmathematical explanation of the theory and design of photovoltaic (PV) solar cells and systems. The basic elements of PV are introduced: the photovoltaic effect, physical aspects of solar cell efficiency, the typical single-crystal silicon solar cell, advances in single-crystal silicon solar cells. This is followed by the designs of systems constructed from individual cells, including possible constructions for putting cells together and the equipment needed for a practical producer of electrical energy. The future of PV is then discussed. (LEW)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Solar Energy Research Inst., Golden, CO (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5191389
Report Number(s):
SERI/SP-290-1448
ON: DE84007673
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-77CH00178
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; SILICON SOLAR CELLS; SOLAR CELL ARRAYS; CRYSTAL GROWTH METHODS; DESIGN; EFFICIENCY; ELECTRIC BATTERIES; FABRICATION; FUEL CELLS; MONOCRYSTALS; PHOTOVOLTAIC EFFECT; PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER PLANTS; PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SUPPLIES; POWER CONDITIONING CIRCUITS; CRYSTALS; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; PHOTOELECTRIC CELLS; PHOTOELECTROMAGNETIC EFFECTS; PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS; POWER PLANTS; POWER SUPPLIES; SOLAR CELLS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; SOLAR POWER PLANTS; PHOTOVOLTAICS; PV; SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; ELECTRICITY; 140501* - Solar Energy Conversion- Photovoltaic Conversion; 140600 - Solar Energy- Photovoltaic Power Systems

Citation Formats

Hersch, P, and Zweibel, K. Basic photovoltaic principles and methods. United States: N. p., 1982. Web. doi:10.2172/5191389.
Hersch, P, & Zweibel, K. Basic photovoltaic principles and methods. United States. doi:10.2172/5191389.
Hersch, P, and Zweibel, K. Mon . "Basic photovoltaic principles and methods". United States. doi:10.2172/5191389. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/5191389.
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title = {Basic photovoltaic principles and methods},
author = {Hersch, P and Zweibel, K},
abstractNote = {This book presents a nonmathematical explanation of the theory and design of photovoltaic (PV) solar cells and systems. The basic elements of PV are introduced: the photovoltaic effect, physical aspects of solar cell efficiency, the typical single-crystal silicon solar cell, advances in single-crystal silicon solar cells. This is followed by the designs of systems constructed from individual cells, including possible constructions for putting cells together and the equipment needed for a practical producer of electrical energy. The future of PV is then discussed. (LEW)},
doi = {10.2172/5191389},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {2}
}

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