Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering by Antonio Luque

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Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and Engineering incorporates the most recent technological advances and research developments in photovoltaics. All topics relating to the photovoltaic (PV) industry are discussed and each chapter has been written by an internationally-known expert in the field.

Detailed treatment covers:scientific basis of the photovoltaic effect and solar cell operationthe production of solar silicon and of silicon-based solar cells and modulesthe science and technology of up-and-coming thin film PV technologieshow choice of semiconductor materials and their production influence costs and performancehigh-performance approaches for concentrators and space applicationsnew types of organic dye-based solar cellsmaking measurements on solar cells and modules and how to relate results under standardised test conditions to real outdoor performancephotovoltaic system installation and operation of components such as inverters and batteries.architectural applications of building-integrated PVfinance and the role of investors: public funding and policy in promoting PV world-wideEach chapter is written to be partially accessible to beginners while providing detailed information of the physics and technology for experts. Encompassing a review of past work and the fundamentals in solar electric science, this outstanding reference provides an invaluable resource to practitioners, consultants, researchers and students in the PV engineering industry.


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Published July 7, 2003 by Wiley. 1168 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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