Assessment of the micromorph tandem solar cell
Author(s)Wong, David Allen
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
Lionel C. Kimerling.
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The bringing of high efficiency photovoltaics from extraterrestrial applications to terrestrial ones has begun to be realized. The micromorph tandem solar cell shows great promise as it boasts both high efficiency and low cost. The device consists of an amorphous top cell and a microcrystalline bottom cell. Optimization through high-rate silicon deposition, light trapping, and film growth make efficiencies of 15% possible. Current micromorph cells in the market are competitive in performance and cost to other similar technologies. This paper reviews the research progress and market penetration of this young but promising technology.
Thesis: M. Eng., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 2010.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 68-72).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Materials Science and Engineering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Materials Science and Engineering.