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Title: Solar cell efficiency tables (version 50)

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ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [3]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052 Australia
  2. National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Research Center for Photovoltaics (RCPV), Central 2, Umezono 1-1-1, Ibaraki Tsukuba 305-8568 Japan
  3. Department: Characterisation and Simulation/CalLab Cells, Fraunhofer-Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Heidenhofstr. 2 Freiburg D-79110 Germany
  4. European Commission-Joint Research Centre, Directorate C-Energy, Transport and Climate, Via E. Fermi 2749 Ispra IT-21027 VA Italy
  5. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, 15013 Denver West Parkway Golden CO 80401 USA
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USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1401551
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC36-08-GO28308
Resource Type:
Publisher's Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Progress in Photovoltaics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Progress in Photovoltaics Journal Volume: 25 Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 1062-7995
Publisher:
Wiley Blackwell (John Wiley & Sons)
Country of Publication:
United Kingdom
Language:
English

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Green, Martin A., Hishikawa, Yoshihiro, Warta, Wilhelm, Dunlop, Ewan D., Levi, Dean H., Hohl-Ebinger, Jochen, and Ho-Baillie, Anita W. H. Solar cell efficiency tables (version 50). United Kingdom: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1002/pip.2909.
Green, Martin A., Hishikawa, Yoshihiro, Warta, Wilhelm, Dunlop, Ewan D., Levi, Dean H., Hohl-Ebinger, Jochen, & Ho-Baillie, Anita W. H. Solar cell efficiency tables (version 50). United Kingdom. doi:10.1002/pip.2909.
Green, Martin A., Hishikawa, Yoshihiro, Warta, Wilhelm, Dunlop, Ewan D., Levi, Dean H., Hohl-Ebinger, Jochen, and Ho-Baillie, Anita W. H. Wed . "Solar cell efficiency tables (version 50)". United Kingdom. doi:10.1002/pip.2909.
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