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Springer Series in Optical Sciences
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High-Efficient Low-Cost Photovoltaics

Recent Developments

Editors: Petrova-Koch, Vesselinka, Hezel, Rudolf, Goetzberger, Adolf (Eds.)

  • Covers the major developments in photovoltaics
  • Summarizes the current knowledge in low-cost and high-efficiency solar cell technique
  • Presents the new technology of concentrator photovoltaics
  • Written by leading experts, including a Nobel laureate
  • Both a reference work for researchers and a study text for graduate students
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About this book

This book offers a bird’s-eye view of the recent development trends in photovoltaics – a big business field that is rapidly growing and well on its way to maturity. The book describes current efforts to develop highly efficient, low-cost photovoltaic devices based on crystalline silicon, III–V compounds, copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) and perovskite photovoltaic cells along with innovative, cost-competitive glass/ flexible tubular glass concentrator modules and systems, highlighting recent attempts to develop highly efficient, low-cost, flexible photovoltaic cells based on CIGS and perovskite thin films. This second edition presents, for the first time, the possible applications of perovskite modules together with Augsburger Tubular photovoltaics.

About the authors

Vesselinka Petrova-Koch, born in Bulgaria, obtained her Ph.D. at the Technical University of Dresden and began her career at the Central Laboratory for Solar and Other Energy Sources at the Bulgarian Academy of Science. She continued her scientific activity in the fields of light emitting nano-crystalline silicon, nano-surfaces for thermally toughened soda lime glass, porous Si  for c-Si photovoltaics and other applications at the Technical University of Munich. She is the founder of the Gate East Consulting Company and in the last five years has focused on the development of Augsburger Tubular Photovoltaics (ATPV). Recently she was awarded the Bavarian “Green Angel” prize.
Rudolf Hezel began his career at Siemens Munich and spent one year at the IBM laboratories in the US. Later he became a Professor of Material Science at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg where he was a co-founder and one of the directors of the Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern). In 1993 be became director of the Institute for Solar Energy Research in Hamelin (ISFH) and Professor of Physics at the University Hannover. For several decades his research was focused on High-Efficient c-Si photovotaics and led to the breakthrough of a couple of main-stream technologies.  He is currently living in Pullach/Munich.
Adolf Goetzberger is one of the pioneers of photovoltaic technology. He obtained his Ph.D. in Munich and afterwards went to work together with William Shockly in California and later for Bell Labs. In 1981, Goetzberger founded the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy (ISE) in Freiburg, which became the largest solar energy institute in Europe. He has been awarded for his lifelong work with the European Solar Award in 2009 and the European Inventor Award in 2010. Additionally, he was awarded the Officers Cross of the Order of Merit of Germany and Order of Merit of the state of Baden-Württemberg.

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: March 25, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-22864-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: February 26, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-22863-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
High-Efficient Low-Cost Photovoltaics
Book Subtitle
Recent Developments
Editors
  • Vesselinka Petrova-Koch
  • Rudolf Hezel
  • Adolf Goetzberger
Series Title
Springer Series in Optical Sciences
Series Volume
140
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-22864-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-22864-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-22863-7
Series ISSN
0342-4111
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXII, 271
Number of Illustrations
46 b/w illustrations, 98 illustrations in colour
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