III-V SOLAR CELLS

Authors

  • Rudy M. S. Kawabata Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) - Brazil
  • Edgard W. Costa Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) - Brazil
  • Luciana D. Pinto Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) - Brazil
  • Roberto Jakomin Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) - Brazil
  • Mauricio P. Pires Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) - Brazil
  • Daniel N. Micha Institute Photovoltaique d'Ile de France (IPVF) - France
  • Patricia L Souza Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) - Brazil

Keywords:

photovoltaics, III-V materials, solar cells

Abstract

In this review article solar cells based on III-V materials are addressed, starting by a brief description of their operation principle, including key materials’ issues. Subsequently, the different types of III-V solar cells are presented, together with their state-of-the-art performance. Various approaches to reduce their costs are then discussed, and an outlook of the research in this field concludes the paper.

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Published

2022-09-17

Issue

Section

Special Issue on Emerging Semiconductor Devices