Types of Solar Cells and Application
American Journal of Optics and Photonics
Volume 3, Issue 5, October 2015, Pages: 94-113
Received: Jul. 21, 2015; Accepted: Aug. 8, 2015; Published: Aug. 21, 2015
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Askari Mohammad Bagher, Department of Physics, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran
Mirzaei Mahmoud Abadi Vahid, Faculty of Physics, Shahid Bahonar University, Kerman, Iran
Mirhabibi Mohsen, Department of Physics, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran
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Abstract
A solar cell is an electronic device which directly converts sunlight into electricity. Light shining on the solar cell produces both a current and a voltage to generate electric power. This process requires firstly, a material in which the absorption of light raises an electron to a higher energy state, and secondly, the movement of this higher energy electron from the solar cell into an external circuit. The electron then dissipates its energy in the external circuit and returns to the solar cell. A variety of materials and processes can potentially satisfy the requirements for photovoltaic energy conversion, but in practice nearly all photovoltaic energy conversion uses semiconductor materials in the form of a p-n junction. With regard to the development of sustainable energy, such as solar energy, in this article we will Study types of solar cells and their applications
Keywords
Solar Cells, Semiconductor Materials, Sustainable Energy
To cite this article
Askari Mohammad Bagher, Mirzaei Mahmoud Abadi Vahid, Mirhabibi Mohsen, Types of Solar Cells and Application, American Journal of Optics and Photonics. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2015, pp. 94-113. doi: 10.11648/j.ajop.20150305.17
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