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Title: A review on the role of materials science in solar cells
Authors: Alghoul, M. A.
Zaidi, Saleem H.
Asim, Nilofar
Sopian, Kamaruzzaman
Ahmadi, Shideh
Saeedfar, Kasra
Saadatian, Omidreza
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering
Issue Date: 2012
Source: Asim, N., Sopian, K., Ahmadi, S., Saeedfar, K., Alghoul, M. A., Saadatian, O., et al. (2012). A review on the role of materials science in solar cells. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 16(8), 5834-5847.
Series/Report no.: Renewable and sustainable energy reviews
Abstract: The demand for energy of modern society is constantly increasing. The desire for environmental-friendly alternative energy resources with the least dependency on fossil fuels is growing. Solar energy is an important technology for many reasons and is worthy of urgent attention. Indeed, it has experienced rapid growth over the last few years. It is expected to become truly main stream when the breakeven of high performance is achieved and its cost becomes comparable with other energy sources. Various approaches have been proposed to enhance the efficiency of solar cells. This paper reviews some current initiatives and critical issues on the efficiency improvement of solar cells from the material sciences and chemistry perspectives.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/97972
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/12288
ISSN: 1364-0321
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2012.06.004
Rights: © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
Fulltext Permission: none
Fulltext Availability: No Fulltext
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