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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
The most comprehensive, authoritative and widely cited reference on
photovoltaic solar energy
Fully revised and updated, the Handbook of Photovoltaic Science and
Engineering, Second Edition incorporates the substantial technological advances
and research developments in photovoltaics since its previous release. All
topics relating to the photovoltaic (PV) industry are discussed with
contributions by distinguished international experts in the field.
Significant new coverage includes: three completely new chapters and six
chapters with new authors device structures, processing, and manufacturing
options for the three major thin film PV technologies high performance
approaches for multijunction, concentrator, and space applications new types of
organic polymer and dye-sensitized solar cells economic analysis of various
policy options to stimulate PV growth including effect of public and private
Detailed treatment covers: scientific basis of the photovoltaic effect and
solar cell operation the production of solar silicon and of silicon-based solar
cells and modules how choice of semiconductor materials and their production
influence costs and performance making measurements on solar cells and modules
and how to relate results under standardised test conditions to real outdoor
performance photovoltaic system installation and operation of components such
as inverters and batteries. architectural applications of building-integrated PV
Each chapter is structured to be partially accessible to beginners while
providing detailed information of the physics and technology for experts.
Encompassing a review of past work and the fundamentals in solar electric
science, this is a leading reference and invaluable resource for all
practitioners, consultants, researchers and students in the PV industry.