Photovoltaics : developments, applications and impact /

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Imprint:New York : Nova Science Publishers, ©2010.
Description:1 online resource (xii, 294 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series:Energy science, engineering and technology
Energy science, engineering and technology series.
Subject:Photovoltaic power generation.
Photovoltaic power systems.
Photovoltaic cells.
Photovoltaic cells.
Photovoltaic power generation.
Photovoltaic power systems.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Tanaka, Hideki, 1960-
Yamashita, Kiyoshi, 1958-
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Other form:Print version: Photovoltaics. New York : Nova Science Publishers, ©2010 9781608760220
Table of Contents:
  • GROWN CUINSE2; Abstract; 1. Introduction; 2. Crystal Growth Procedure; 2.a. Crystal Growth Apparatus; 2.b. Ampoule Cleaning; 2.c. Boron Nitride Coating; 2.d. Preparation of Charge; 2.e. Reaction of Charge; 2.f. Crystal Growth Procedure; 3. Ingot Growth Results; 3.a. Effect of Boron Nitride; 3.b. Lowering Rate/Crystallite Size; 3.c. Compositional Uniformity; 4. Monocrystallinity; 4.a. Laue Diffraction; 4.b. Rocking Curve Diffraction.
  • 4.c. Chalcopyrite Structure Confirmation5. Cleavage and Twinning; 5.a. Cleavage; 5.b. Twinning; 6. Deviation from Stoichiometry; 6.a. Composition in Main Part of Ingot; 7. Annealing and Etching; 7.a. Heat Treatment of p-Type Samples; 7.b. Chemical Etching; 8. Oxygen in Copper; 9. Addition of Sodium; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; References; THIN FILMS OF TIN SULPHIDE FOR APPLICATIONIN PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR CELLS; Abstract; 1. Introduction; 2. Material Properties; 3. Film Deposition Methods; 3.1. Chemical Bath Deposition; 3.2. Thermal Evaporation; 3.3. Sputtering; 3.4. Spray Pyrolysis.
  • 3.5. Electrodeposition3.6. Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD); 3.7. Sulphidisation Process; 4. Properties of SnS Films; 5. SnS-Based Solar Cells; Conclusions; Acknowledgments; References; ANNEALING METHODS FOR CONTROLLINGTHE MORPHOLOGY OF POLYMER SOLAR CELLS; Abstract; 1. Overview; 2. Basic Working Principle; 3. Device Characterization; 4. Device Architectures: Bilayer and Bulk Heterojunctions; 5. A Brief History of OPV Devices; 6. Improving the Morphology of Polymer/Fullerene Solar Cellsvia Annealing; 1. Solvent Annealing; 2. Co-Solvent Annealing; 3. Post-Annealing; 4. Microwave Annealing.
  • Conclusion and OutlookAcknowledgments; References; DESIGN OF FULLERENE DERIVATIVES AS ELECTRONACCEPTORS FOR POLYMER SOLAR CELLS; Abstract; 1. Introduction; 2. Working Principles of Polymer-Fullerene Solar Cells; 3. Basic Properties of Fullerenes; 4. Fullerenes as Electron Acceptor in Polymer Solar Cells; 5. Design of Fullerene Derivatives for Polymer Solar Cells; Conclusion; References; SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT OF PHOTOVOLTAICS; Abstract; Introduction; Present Status of Solar Power; Types of Solar Power Systems; Photovoltaics; Concentrating Solar Power.
  • Sustainability Indicators for Photovoltaic TechnologyCost of Photovoltaic Power Generation; Energy Efficiency; Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Water Use; Availability; Limitations; Land Use; Social Impacts; Conclusion; References; ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TECHNIQUESFOR MODELING, SIMULATION AND CONTROLOF PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS GENERATION:REVIEW AND PERSPECTIVES; Abstract; 1. Introduction; 2. Application Of Artificial Intelligence Techniquesin Photovoltaic Systems; 2.1. Application of Neural Network and Fuzzy Logic in Modeling andSimulation of PV Systems.