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Springer Series in Optical Sciences

Photovoltaic Solar Energy Generation

Authors: Goetzberger, Adolf, Hoffmann, Volker Uwe

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This comprehensive description and discussion of photovoltaics (PV) is presented at a level that makes it accessible to the interested academic. Starting with an historical overview, the text outlines the relevance of photovoltaics today and in the future. Then follows an introduction to the physical background of solar cells and the most important materials and technologies, with particular emphasis placed on future developments and prospects. The book goes beyond technology by also describing the path from the cell to the module to the system, proceeding to important applications, such as grid-connected and stand-alone systems. The composition and development of the markets and the role of PV in future energy systems are also considered. Finally, the discussion turns to the future structure of energy supplies, expected to comprise more distributed generation, and addresses synergies and competition from other carbon-free energy sources.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • What Is Photovoltaics?

    Pages 1-10

  • Physics of Solar Cells

    Pages 11-21

  • Silicon Solar Cell Material and Technology

    Pages 23-41

  • Crystalline Thin-Film Silicon

    Pages 43-55

  • Other Materials, New Concepts, and Future Developments

    Pages 57-84

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eBook £87.50
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Photovoltaic Solar Energy Generation
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Optical Sciences
Series Volume
112
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: CBS Publishers, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-26628-0
DOI
10.1007/b137803
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-23676-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06260-5
Series ISSN
0342-4111
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 234
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