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Title: Electrochemical photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical storage cells based on II-VI polycrystalline thin film materials

Abstract

Research on electrochemical photovoltaic cells incorporating thin film CdSe and CdSe /SUB x/ Te /SUB 1-x/ photoanodes has progressed to the point where efficiencies of up to 7% can be achieved on small area electrodes using a polysulfide electrolyte. Higher efficiencies can be obtained in alternate electrolytes in significantly less stable systems. The major limitations on cell efficiency are associated with the open circuit voltage and fill factor. At present, the most promising photoelectrochemical storage system is an in situ three electrode cell which consists of an n-CdSe /SUB x/ Te /SUB 1-x/ photoanode and CoS counterelectrode in a sulfide/polysulfide electrolyte and a Sn/SnS storage electrode isolated in an aqueous sulfide electrolyte.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Solar Energy Research Institute, Golden, Colorado
OSTI Identifier:
6353858
Report Number(s):
CONF-830622-
Journal ID: CODEN: PMSID
Resource Type:
Conference
Journal Name:
Proc. Annu. Meet. - Am. Sect. Int. Sol. Energy Soc.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 6; Conference: American Solar Energy Society meeting, Minneapolis, MN, USA, 1 Jun 1983
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; CADMIUM SELENIDE SOLAR CELLS; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; CADMIUM TELLURIDE SOLAR CELLS; PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; PHOTOANODES; POLYCRYSTALS; THIN FILMS; ANODES; CRYSTALS; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; ELECTRODES; EQUIPMENT; FILMS; MATERIALS; PHOTOELECTRIC CELLS; PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS; SOLAR CELLS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; 140501* - Solar Energy Conversion- Photovoltaic Conversion

Citation Formats

Wallace, W L. Electrochemical photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical storage cells based on II-VI polycrystalline thin film materials. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Wallace, W L. Electrochemical photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical storage cells based on II-VI polycrystalline thin film materials. United States.
Wallace, W L. Wed . "Electrochemical photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical storage cells based on II-VI polycrystalline thin film materials". United States.
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title = {Electrochemical photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical storage cells based on II-VI polycrystalline thin film materials},
author = {Wallace, W L},
abstractNote = {Research on electrochemical photovoltaic cells incorporating thin film CdSe and CdSe /SUB x/ Te /SUB 1-x/ photoanodes has progressed to the point where efficiencies of up to 7% can be achieved on small area electrodes using a polysulfide electrolyte. Higher efficiencies can be obtained in alternate electrolytes in significantly less stable systems. The major limitations on cell efficiency are associated with the open circuit voltage and fill factor. At present, the most promising photoelectrochemical storage system is an in situ three electrode cell which consists of an n-CdSe /SUB x/ Te /SUB 1-x/ photoanode and CoS counterelectrode in a sulfide/polysulfide electrolyte and a Sn/SnS storage electrode isolated in an aqueous sulfide electrolyte.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6353858}, journal = {Proc. Annu. Meet. - Am. Sect. Int. Sol. Energy Soc.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 6,
place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {6}
}

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