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Title: Electrochemical photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical storage cells based on II-IV 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 under investigation at the Weizmann Institute and 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 Inst., Golden, CO (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6371607
Report Number(s):
SERI/TP-211-1959; CONF-830622-18
ON: DE83011957
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-77CH00178
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: American Solar Energy Society meeting, Minneapolis, MN, USA, 1 Jun 1983; Other Information: Portions are illegible in microfiche products. Original copy available until stock is exhausted
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; PHOTOANODES; CADMIUM SELENIDES; CADMIUM TELLURIDES; DEPOSITION; EFFICIENCY; ELECTROLYTES; ENERGY STORAGE; POLYCRYSTALS; STABILITY; SULFIDES; THIN FILMS; ANODES; CADMIUM COMPOUNDS; CHALCOGENIDES; CRYSTALS; ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS; ELECTRODES; EQUIPMENT; FILMS; SELENIDES; SELENIUM COMPOUNDS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; STORAGE; SULFUR COMPOUNDS; TELLURIDES; TELLURIUM COMPOUNDS; 140505* - Solar Energy Conversion- Photochemical, Photobiological, & Thermochemical Conversion- (1980-)

Citation Formats

Wallace, W L. Electrochemical photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical storage cells based on II-IV polycrystalline thin-film materials. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Wallace, W L. Electrochemical photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical storage cells based on II-IV polycrystalline thin-film materials. United States.
Wallace, W L. Sun . "Electrochemical photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical storage cells based on II-IV polycrystalline thin-film materials". United States.
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title = {Electrochemical photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical storage cells based on II-IV 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 under investigation at the Weizmann Institute and 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/6371607}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {5}
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