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Title: Multiple gap photovoltaic device

Abstract

A multiple gap photovoltaic device having a transparent electrical contact adjacent a first cell which in turn is adjacent a second cell on an opaque electrical contact, includes utilizing an amorphous semiconductor as the first cell and a crystalline semiconductor as the second cell.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
863824
Patent Number(s):
4253882
Application Number:
06/121802
Assignee:
University of Delaware (Newark, DE)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC03-79ET23034
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 1980 Feb 15
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
multiple; gap; photovoltaic; device; transparent; electrical; contact; adjacent; cell; opaque; utilizing; amorphous; semiconductor; crystalline; transparent electrical; electrical contact; photovoltaic device; crystalline semiconductor; amorphous semiconductor; opaque electrical; multiple gap; gap photovoltaic; /136/257/427/438/

Citation Formats

Dalal, Vikram L. Multiple gap photovoltaic device. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Dalal, Vikram L. Multiple gap photovoltaic device. United States.
Dalal, Vikram L. Thu . "Multiple gap photovoltaic device". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/863824.
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Works referenced in this record:

Heterojunctions of Amorphous Silicon and Silicon Single Crystals
conference, January 1974


A new type of amorphous silicon photovoltaic cell generating more than 2.0 V
journal, July 1979


Evaluation of Multijunction Structures Using Amorphous Si-Ge Alloys
book, January 1979