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Final report on thin film gallium arsenide for low cost photovoltaic solar energy conversion

David A Stevenson

Final report on thin film gallium arsenide for low cost photovoltaic solar energy conversion

by David A Stevenson

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Published by Dept. of Energy, [Division of] Solar Energy, for sale by the National Technical Information Service in [Washington], Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gallium arsenide,
  • Photovoltaic power generation

  • Edition Notes

    Statementsubmitted to Photovoltaic Branch, Solar Electric Applications, Division of Solar Energy, Energy Research and Development Agency [i.e. Administration] (funded through NSF/RANN) ; David A. Stevenson, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University, Brenton L. Mattes, Center for Materials Research, Stanford University
    SeriesCMR ; 77-11
    ContributionsMattes, Brenton L., joint author, United States. Dept. of Energy, Stanford University. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University. Center for Materials Research
    The Physical Object
    Pagination35 p. :
    Number of Pages35
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14877430M

    Gallium arsenide's use in solar cells has been developing synergistically with its use in light-emitting diodes, lasers, and other optoelectronic devices. GaAs is especially suitable for use in multijunction and high-efficiency solar cells for several reasons: • The GaAs band gap is eV, nearly ideal for single-junction solar cells. On Sept. 1, , the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $ million to fund the Next Generation Photovoltaics II projects over a performance period of either two years or four years. This early-stage applied research investment seeks to not only demonstrate new photovoltaic concepts.

    Thin films of gallium arsenide on low-cost substrates. [Washington]: Dept of Energy ; Springfield, Va.: For sale by the National Technical Information Service, i.e. Gallium arsenide 55Fe X-ray-photovoltaic battery S. Butera, G. Lioliou, and A. M. Barnett Enhancement of current collection in epitaxial lift-off InAs/GaAs quantum dot thin film solar cell and concentrated photovoltaic study Appl. Phys. Lett. , (); / damage risk due to the low energy photons emitted and can be.

    Final Report S.R. Forrest cy Photovoltaic Organic ells Center for Photonics and Optoelectronic Materials,. Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University National Renewable Energy Laboratory Cole Boulevard Golden, Colorado A national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy Managed by Midwest Research InstituteAuthor: S.R. Forrest.   "We have discovered that by inserting a very thin film of gallium arsenide into the connecting junction of stacked cells we can virtually eliminate voltage loss without blocking any of the solar.


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Final report on thin film gallium arsenide for low cost photovoltaic solar energy conversion by David A Stevenson Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Final report on thin film gallium arsenide for low cost photovoltaic solar energy conversion. [David A Stevenson; Brenton L Mattes; United States. Department of Energy.; Stanford University. Department of Materials Science and Engineering.; Stanford University.

Center for Materials Research.]. Considerable efforts have recently been directed to the research and development of thin polycrystallins film photovoltaic devices from direct gap semiconductors with the objective of producing low cost photovoltaic systems.

The conversion efficiencies of thin film devices, in most cases, are considerably lower than those of corresponding single crystalline devices due to the. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado,United States † Alta Devices, Inc., Sunnyvale, California,United States.

Abstract—We deployed a cm. thin-film, single-junction gallium arsenide (GaAs) photovoltaic (PV) module outdoors. Due to its fundamentally different cell technology compared to. The metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MO-CVD) technique was applied to the growth of thin films of GaAs and GaAlAs on inexpensive polycrystalline or amorphous substrate materials.

The properties of grain boundaries in polycrystalline GaAs films were studied by the use of transport measurements as a function of temperature. Schottky barrier solar Author: R. Ruth, P. Dapkus, R. Dupuis, R. Johnson, L. Moudy, J.

Yang, R. Yingling. A novel double stage high-concentration hybrid solar photovoltaic thermal (PV/T) collector using nonimaging optics and world record thin film single-junction gallium arsenide (GaAs) solar. THIN FILM SOLAR CELLS AND A REVIEW OF RECENT RESULTS ON GaAs By PAUL RAPPAPORT, RCA Laboratories, Princeton, N.

J., U. Résumé. On discute les mérites respectifs des divers composés semiconducteurs aptes à former des films minces photovoltaïques, compte tenu notamment de leur coefficient d absorption. On décrit ensuite Cited by: 3. The fabricated thin-film GaAs solar cell shows a power conversion efficiency of % under 1-sun of air mass global (AMG).

The flexible GaAs thin-film solar cell also exhibits stable performance against a bending test. Detailed process procedures and material selection issues will be also discussed. ExperimentCited by: 8.

The GaAs thin-film solar cell is a top contender in the thin-film solar cell market in that it has a high power conversion efficiency (PCE) compared to that of other thin-film solar Cited by: Comparative Study Between Silicon & Gallium Arsenide ON Grid PV System Article (PDF Available) in International Journal of Advanced Research 4(3).

NREL is a national laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, operated by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. Contract No. DE-ACGO Final Technical Progress Report: High-Efficiency Low-Cost Thin-Film GaAs Photovoltaic Module Development Program J — Janu Solar Cells, 18 () 41 - 54 41 HAZARD CHARACTERIZATION AND MANAGEMENT OF ARSINE AND GALLIUM ARSENIDE IN LARGE-SCALE PRODUCTION OF GALLIUM ARSENIDE THIN FILM PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS J.

LEE and P. MOSKOWITZ Biomedical and Environmental Assessment Division, Department of Applied Science, Brookhaven Cited by: 8. Gallium arsenide (GaAs) is one of the most commonly used III-V semiconductor compounds for photovoltaic applications.

This can be attributed to its high electron mobility, its direct bandgap and its well handled growth mechanisms. GaAs single junction devices now reaches an efficiency close to 30%.

They have already been studied extensively. Low-cost III-V cells will result in a breakthrough in photovoltaic (PV) market by enabling a lower levelized cost of energy. The project will develop low-cost substrates to template the growth of gallium arsenide (GaAs). A thin-film solar cell is a second generation solar cell that is made by depositing one or more thin layers, or thin film (TF) of photovoltaic material on a substrate, such as glass, plastic or metal.

Thin-film solar cells are commercially used in several technologies, including cadmium telluride (CdTe), copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS), and amorphous thin-film silicon (a.

Gallium Arsenide. GaAs is the highest performance solar material currently available, boasting conversion efficiencies in excess of 40%, nearly double those of crystalline silicon. This means that it can produce nearly twice as much power in a given surface area.

The latest efficiency improvement was due to further indium, gallium, and arsenide material combination optimization that improved light absorption across the various wavelengths. Further tweaks of its triple-junction InGaAs InGaAs (indium gallium arsenide) solar cell have led to Sharp reporting Continue reading →.

Comparing Thin-film Gallium Arsenide and Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells for Energy Harvesting Applications Introduction Since the late s, amorphous silicon (a-Si) solar cells have been used to power small devices such as calculators and watches.

Solar cells made from amorphous silicon typically convert between 3% – 6% of incident. But it can cost about $5, to make a wafer of gallium arsenide 8 inches in diameter, versus $5 for a silicon wafer, according to Aneesh Nainani, who teaches semiconductor manufacturing at Stanford.

Alta Devices manufactures thin flexible solar cells using Gallium Arsenide, holding the world record in efficiency (29%) that convert light into electricity, which can be used in unmanned systems. The feasibility of producing high-efficiency (15% or greater) thin-film gallium arsenide (GaAs) solar cells with costs suitable for terrestrial power generation was demonstrated by growing thin epi-GaAs films on suitably prepared low-cost substrates to replace the expensive single-crystal GaAs wafers used conventionally.

New solar cell is more efficient, costs less than its counterparts The step cell is made by layering a gallium arsenide phosphide-based solar cell, consisting of a semiconductor material that absorbs and efficiently converts higher-energy photons, on a low-cost silicon solar cell.

The silicon layer is exposed, appearing like a bottom step.Flexible ultra-thin gallium arsenide photovoltaic devices Researchers see application as electric power sources deployed on pairs of glasses and/or fabric. Figure 1. (a) Different solar microcell structures.

(b) Measured current density (J)–voltage (V) curves under AM G illumination. (c) Measured.4. AMORPHOUS SILICON (α-Si) SOLAR CELLS Amorphous silicon, cadmium telluride, copper indium selenide and gallium arsenide are thin-film technologies that use about 1/ of the photovoltaic material used on x-Si.

Occupational Safety Issues The main safety hazard of this technology is the use of SiH4 gas, which is extremely pyrophoric.