Item description for Third Generation Photovoltaics: Advanced Solar Energy Conversion (Springer Series in Photonics) by M.A. Green...
Photovoltaics, the direct conversion of sunlight to electricity, is now the fastest growing technology for electricity generation. Present "first generation" products use the same silicon wafers as in microelectronics. "Second generation" thin-films, now entering the market, have the potential to greatly improve the economics by eliminating material costs. Martin Green, one of the world's foremost photovoltaic researchers, argues in this book that "second generation" photovoltaics will eventually reach its own material cost constraints, engendering a "third generation" of high performance thin-films. The book explores, self-consistently, the energy conversion potential of advanced approaches for improving photovoltaic performance and outlines possible implementation paths.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.45" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.39" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Dec 21, 2005
ISBN 3540265627 ISBN13 9783540265627