Single-Junction Solar Cells with the Optium Band Gap for Terrestrial Concentrator Applications

A single-junction solar cell having the ideal band gap for terrestrial concentrator applications. Computer modeling studies of single-junction solar cells have shown that the presence of absorption bands in the direct spectrum has the effect of "pinning" the optimum band gap for a wide range of operating conditions at a value of 1.14.+-.0.02 eV. Efficiencies exceeding 30% may be possible at high concentration ratios for devices with the ideal band gap.

US 5,376,185   [MORE INFO]

Inventor(s): Mark W. Wanlass

Type of Offer: Licensing

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