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Spatially Resolved Characterization in Thin-Film Photovoltaics

Authors: Bokalic, Matevz, Topic, Marko

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  • A complete overview of spatial characterization in photovoltaics
  • Provides a comprehensive and state-of-the-art survey in the field of spatial characterization to newcomers in photovoltaic R&D as well as a reference for researchers in photovoltaics and beyond
  • Includes examples of spatial characterization of various photovoltaics module types/technologies
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The book is devoted to the spatial characterization of solar cells and PV modules. It is written both as a monograph as well as a succinct guide for the state-of-the-art spatial characterization techniques and approaches. Amongst the approaches discussed are visual imaging, electro- and photo-luminescence imaging, thermography, and light beam induced mapping techniques. Emphasis is given on the luminescence image acquisition and interpretation due to its great potential. Characterization techniques are accompanied by simulation tools.

The contents are aimed at a readership of students and senior researchers in R&D as well as engineers in industry who are newcomers to the spatial characterization of either solar cells or PV modules. The concepts and approaches presented herein are based on but not limited to case studies of real thin-film PV devices.

Key features:

 Review of spatially resolved characterization techniques and accompanying SPICE simulations in photovoltaics

 Use of spatially resolved characterization techniques and their combinations for the identification of inhomogeneities in small area CdTe and dye-sensitized solar cells

 Case studies of electroluminescence imaging of commercial PV modules (c-Si, CIGS, CdTe, a-Si, tandem and triple junction thin-film-Si)

The contents are aimed at a readership of students and senior researchers in R&D as well as engineers in industry who are newcomers to the spatial characterization of either solar cells or PV modules. The concepts and approaches presented herein are based on but not limited to case studies of real thin-film PV devices.

Key features:

 Review of spatially resolved characterization techniques and accompanying SPICE simulations in photovoltaics

 Use of spatially resolved characterization techniques and their combinations for the identification of inhomogeneities in small area CdTe and dye-sensitized solar cells

 Case studies of electroluminescence imaging of commercial PV modules (c-Si, CIGS, CdTe, a-Si, tandem and triple junction thin-film-Si)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $44.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-14651-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-14650-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Spatially Resolved Characterization in Thin-Film Photovoltaics
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-14651-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-14651-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-14650-8
Series ISSN
2191-8112
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 99
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations, 39 illustrations in colour
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