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Title: Progress in the SERI-DOE photoelectrochemical cell program

Abstract

The concept of photoelectrochemical storage has been investigated and demonstrated in studies involving three electrode in situ and four electrode redox storage cells. For these cells system efficiencies of 1-3 % have been obtained to date for the net conversion of light energy into electrical energy. SERI also monitors the technical progress in the Texas Instruments Solar Energy System program which involves conversion of light energy into electrical and thermal energy in a system which incorporates electrochemical storage. Progress in the Texas Instruments program is reviewed for FY 82. Research on polycrystalline thin film n-CdSe and n-CdSe /SUB x/ Te /SUB 1-x/ based electrochemical photovoltaic cells has resulted in the achievement of efficiencies up to 7 % for the direct conversion of light energy into electrical energy without storage in devices containing a sulfide/ polysulfide electrolyte. Higher efficiencies are possible with improved polycrystalline thin films and alternate electrolytes.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Solar Energy Research Institute, Golden, CO
OSTI Identifier:
5379339
Report Number(s):
CONF-820906-
Journal ID: CODEN: CRCND
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-77CH00178
Resource Type:
Conference
Journal Name:
Conf. Rec. IEEE Photovoltaic Spec. Conf.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Conference: 16. IEEE photovoltaics specialists conference, San Diego, CA, USA, 28 Sep 1982
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; CADMIUM SELENIDE SOLAR CELLS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; ELECTROLYTES; PHOTOCHEMICAL ENERGY STORAGE; PHOTOVOLTAIC CONVERSION; POLYCRYSTALS; QUANTUM EFFICIENCY; REDOX FUEL CELLS; SOLAR ENERGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE; SULFIDES; TELLURIUM ADDITIONS; THERMOPHOTOVOLTAIC CONVERSION; THIN FILMS; US DOE; ALLOYS; CHALCOGENIDES; CONVERSION; CRYSTALS; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERSION; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; EFFICIENCY; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; ENERGY CONVERSION; ENERGY STORAGE; EQUIPMENT; FILMS; FUEL CELLS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; PHOTOELECTRIC CELLS; PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS; REGENERATIVE FUEL CELLS; SOLAR CELLS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; STORAGE; SULFUR COMPOUNDS; TELLURIUM ALLOYS; US ORGANIZATIONS; 140505* - Solar Energy Conversion- Photochemical, Photobiological, & Thermochemical Conversion- (1980-)

Citation Formats

Wallace, W. Progress in the SERI-DOE photoelectrochemical cell program. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Wallace, W. Progress in the SERI-DOE photoelectrochemical cell program. United States.
Wallace, W. Wed . "Progress in the SERI-DOE photoelectrochemical cell program". United States.
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abstractNote = {The concept of photoelectrochemical storage has been investigated and demonstrated in studies involving three electrode in situ and four electrode redox storage cells. For these cells system efficiencies of 1-3 % have been obtained to date for the net conversion of light energy into electrical energy. SERI also monitors the technical progress in the Texas Instruments Solar Energy System program which involves conversion of light energy into electrical and thermal energy in a system which incorporates electrochemical storage. Progress in the Texas Instruments program is reviewed for FY 82. Research on polycrystalline thin film n-CdSe and n-CdSe /SUB x/ Te /SUB 1-x/ based electrochemical photovoltaic cells has resulted in the achievement of efficiencies up to 7 % for the direct conversion of light energy into electrical energy without storage in devices containing a sulfide/ polysulfide electrolyte. Higher efficiencies are possible with improved polycrystalline thin films and alternate electrolytes.},
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