Thin Film Silicon Solar Cells under Low Solar Concentration: Simulation and Experiment

  • Hiba Riaz

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Abstract

Renewable energy sources like solar energy are necessary to address the twofold energy challenge of reducing green-house gas emissions and providing energy access to all. Research over the past few decades has led to many advancements in the field of solar energy in terms of technologies, structures and materials resulting in steadily increasing conversion efficiencies. Thin film solar cells can help reduce the material cost, however, the solar current is limited. One idea is to increase the performance of thin film solar cells using concentrated sunlight. However, concentration increases the cost and has several challenges. As a result, this thesis is focused on thin film Si solar cells under low solar concentration levels (
Date of AwardDec 2016
Original languageAmerican English
SupervisorAmmar Nayfeh (Supervisor)

Keywords

  • Renewable Energy
  • Thin Film Solar Cells
  • Low Solar Concentration
  • Photovoltaic Systems
  • Global Warming
  • Climate Change
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Environmental Crisis
  • Clean Energy
  • Energy Sources.

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