Solar cells

3rd generation photovoltaics

Spectral irradiance of the solar spectrum

Introduction

A solar cell converts light into electricity (photovoltaics).
More information: Solar cell (Wikipedia)

Wikipedia (German version) describes how a solar cell works: Solarzelle
The band alignment has been calculated using the nextnano³ software.


Tutorials


Cascade Solar Cell

Cascade solar cell

Cascade Solar Cell (Tandem Solar Cell)

What you can learn:
  • pn junction, heterostructure, doping
  • strain equation, Poisson equation