Copper Zinc Tin Sulfide Based Thin Film Solar Cells

Beginning with an overview and historical background of Copper Zinc Tin Sulphide (CZTS) technology, subsequent chapters cover properties of CZTS thin films, different preparation methods of CZTS thin films, a comparative study of CZTS and CIGS solar cell, computational approach, and future applications of CZTS thin film solar modules to both ground–mount and rooftop installation. The semiconducting compound (CZTS) is made up earth–abundant, low–cost and non–toxic elements, which make it an ideal candidate to replace Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS) and CdTe solar cells which face material scarcity and toxicity issues. The device performance of CZTS–based thin film solar cells has been steadily improving over the past 20 years, and they have now reached near commercial efficiency levels (10%). These achievements prove that CZTS–based solar cells have the potential to be used for large–scale deployment of photovoltaics. With contributions from leading researchers from academia and industry, many of these authors have contributed to the improvement of its efficiency, and have rich experience in preparing a variety of semiconducting thin films for solar cells.

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  • Author : Kentaro Ito
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 440 pages
  • ISBN : 111843787X
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Copper Zinc Tin Sulfide-Based Thin Film Solar Cells

Copper Zinc Tin Sulfide-Based Thin Film Solar Cells
  • Author : Kentaro Ito
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 23 February 2015
GET THIS BOOKCopper Zinc Tin Sulfide-Based Thin Film Solar Cells

Beginning with an overview and historical background of Copper Zinc Tin Sulphide (CZTS) technology, subsequent chapters cover properties of CZTS thin films, different preparation methods of CZTS thin films, a comparative study of CZTS and CIGS solar cell, computational approach, and future applications of CZTS thin film solar modules to both ground–mount and rooftop installation. The semiconducting compound (CZTS) is made up earth–abundant, low–cost and non–toxic elements, which make it an ideal candidate to replace Cu(

Stability and Degradation of Organic and Polymer Solar Cells

Stability and Degradation of Organic and Polymer Solar Cells
  • Author : Frederik C. Krebs
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 23 April 2012
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Organic photovoltaics (OPV) are a new generation of solar cells with the potential to offer very short energy pay back times, mechanical flexibility and significantly lower production costs compared to traditional crystalline photovoltaic systems. A weakness of OPV is their comparative instability during operation and this is a critical area of research towards the successful development and commercialization of these 3rd generation solar cells. Covering both small molecule and polymer solar cells, Stability and Degradation of Organic and Polymer Solar

Key Developments In CuInGaSe2 Thin Film Solar Cell

Key Developments In CuInGaSe2 Thin Film Solar Cell
  • Author : Daniele Menossi,Alessio Bosio,Nicola Romeo
  • Publisher : LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
  • Release : 23 May 2014
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Nowadays, thin-film solar cells potentially offer a suitable technology for solving the energy production problem with an environmentally friendly method. Besides, thin film technologies show advantages over their bulk-semiconductor counterparts due to their lighter weight, flexible shape and device fabrication schemes and low cost in large-scale industrial production. Although many books currently exist on general concepts of PV materials and devices, few are offering a comprehensive overview of the fast development in thin film Cu(In, Ga)Se2-based solar

Photoenergy and Thin Film Materials

Photoenergy and Thin Film Materials
  • Author : Xiao-Yu Yang
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 19 March 2019
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This book provides a fundamental discussion, latest research & developments, and the future of thin films and photoenergy materials, two developing areas that have the potential to spearhead the future of industry. Photoenergy materials are expected to be a next generation key material to provide secure, safe, sustainable and affordable energy. Photoenergy devices are known to convert the sunlight into electricity. This type of devices is very much simple in design with having a major advantage with their structure as stand-alone

Emerging Solar Energy Materials

Emerging Solar Energy Materials
  • Author : Sadia Ameen,M. Shaheer Akhtar,Hyung-Shik Shin
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 01 August 2018
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This book provides the fundamental understanding of the functioning of solar cellsand the materials for the effective utilization of energy resources. The main objective of writing this book is to create a comprehensive and easy-to-understand source of information on the advances in the rapidly growing research on solar cells. Emerging Solar Energy Materials comprises 12 chapters written by the experts in the solar cell field and is organized with the intention to provide a big picture of the latest progress in

Advanced Characterization Techniques for Thin Film Solar Cells

Advanced Characterization Techniques for Thin Film Solar Cells
  • Author : Daniel Abou-Ras,Thomas Kirchartz,Uwe Rau
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 13 July 2016
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The book focuses on advanced characterization methods for thin-film solar cells that have proven their relevance both for academic and corporate photovoltaic research and development. After an introduction to thin-film photovoltaics, highly experienced experts report on device and materials characterization methods such as electroluminescence analysis, capacitance spectroscopy, and various microscopy methods. In the final part of the book simulation techniques are presented which are used for ab-initio calculations of relevant semiconductors and for device simulations in 1D, 2D and 3D.

Fabrication of CuInGaSe2 Thin Film Solar Cells Using Low-cost Air-stable Inks

Fabrication of CuInGaSe2 Thin Film Solar Cells Using Low-cost Air-stable Inks
  • Author : Wei Wang
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 21 May 2022
GET THIS BOOKFabrication of CuInGaSe2 Thin Film Solar Cells Using Low-cost Air-stable Inks

CuInGaSe2 (CIGS), a promising thin film solar cell material, has gained lots of attention in decades due to its high energy conversion efficiency and potential lower manufacture cost over conventional Si solar cells. As a cheaper processing method compared to vacuum-based techniques, solution-based deposition has been successfully applied to fabricate electronic devices, such as transistors and solar cells. In my research, CIGS thin film solar cells with energy conversion efficiencies up to 8.01% were successfully fabricated using newly developed air-stable, low-cost

Factories of the Future

Factories of the Future
  • Author : Tullio Tolio,Giacomo Copani,Walter Terkaj
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 14 February 2019
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book presents results relevant in the manufacturing research field, that are mainly aimed at closing the gap between the academic investigation and the industrial application, in collaboration with manufacturing companies. Several hardware and software prototypes represent the key outcome of the scientific contributions that can be grouped into five main areas, representing different perspectives of the factory domain:1) Evolutionary and reconfigurable factories to cope with dynamic production contexts characterized

Printable Solar Cells

Printable Solar Cells
  • Author : Mehmet Sankir,Nurdan Demirci Sankir
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 25 April 2017
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This book provides an overall view of the new and highly promising materials and thin film deposition techniques for printable solar cell applications. The book is organized in four parts. Organic and inorganic hybrid materials and solar cell manufacturing techniques are covered in Part I. Part II is devoted to organic materials and processing technologies like spray coating. This part also demonstrates the key features of the interface engineering for the printable organic solar cells. The main focus of the

Thin-Film Solar Cells

Thin-Film Solar Cells
  • Author : Yoshihiro Hamakawa
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 23 October 2003
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The first comprehensive book on thin-film solar cells, potentially a key technology for solving the energy production problem in the 21st century in an environmentally friendly way. It covers a wide range of scientific and technological aspects of thin film semiconductors - deposition technologies, growth mechanisms and the basic properties of amorphous and nano-crystalline silicon - as well as the optimum design theory and device physics of high-efficiency solar cells, especially of single-junction and multi-junction solar cells. The development of

Spectroscopic Ellipsometry for Photovoltaics

Spectroscopic Ellipsometry for Photovoltaics
  • Author : Hiroyuki Fujiwara,Robert W. Collins
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 10 January 2019
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This book provides a basic understanding of spectroscopic ellipsometry, with a focus on characterization methods of a broad range of solar cell materials/devices, from traditional solar cell materials (Si, CuInGaSe2, and CdTe) to more advanced emerging materials (Cu2ZnSnSe4, organics, and hybrid perovskites), fulfilling a critical need in the photovoltaic community. The book describes optical constants of a variety of semiconductor light absorbers, transparent conductive oxides and metals that are vital for the interpretation of solar cell characteristics and

Chemically Deposited Nanocrystalline Metal Oxide Thin Films

Chemically Deposited Nanocrystalline Metal Oxide Thin Films
  • Author : Fabian I. Ezema,Chandrakant D. Lokhande,Rajan Jose
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 26 June 2021
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This book guides beginners in the areas of thin film preparation, characterization, and device making, while providing insight into these areas for experts. As chemically deposited metal oxides are currently gaining attention in development of devices such as solar cells, supercapacitors, batteries, sensors, etc., the book illustrates how the chemical deposition route is emerging as a relatively inexpensive, simple, and convenient solution for large area deposition. The advancement in the nanostructured materials for the development of devices is fully discussed.

Advances in Composite Materials for Medicine and Nanotechnology

Advances in Composite Materials for Medicine and Nanotechnology
  • Author : Brahim Attaf
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 01 April 2011
GET THIS BOOKAdvances in Composite Materials for Medicine and Nanotechnology

Due to their good mechanical characteristics in terms of stiffness and strength coupled with mass-saving advantage and other attractive physico-chemical properties, composite materials are successfully used in medicine and nanotechnology fields. To this end, the chapters composing the book have been divided into the following sections: medicine, dental and pharmaceutical applications; nanocomposites for energy efficiency; characterization and fabrication, all of which provide an invaluable overview of this fascinating subject area. The book presents, in addition, some studies carried out in

Cu(In1-xGax)Se2 Based Thin Film Solar Cells

Cu(In1-xGax)Se2 Based Thin Film Solar Cells
  • Author : Subba Ramaiah Kodigala
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 03 January 2011
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Cu(In1-xGax)Se2 Based Thin Film Solar Cells provides valuable contents about the fabrication and characterization of chalcopyrite Cu(In1-xGax)Se2 based thin film solar cells and modules. The growth of chalcopyrite Cu(In1-xGax)(S1-ySey)2 absorbers, buffers, window layers, antireflection coatings, and finally metallic grids, which are the sole components of solar cells, is clearly illustrated. The absorber, which contains multiple elements, segregates secondary phases if the growth conditions are not well optimized i.e., the

Renewable Energy

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  • Author : Mansour Al Qubeissi,Ahmad El-Kharouf,Hakan Serhad Soyhan
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 09 September 2020
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The demand for secure, affordable and clean energy is a priority call to humanity. Challenges associated with conventional energy resources, such as depletion of fossil fuels, high costs and associated greenhouse gas emissions, have stimulated interests in renewable energy resources. For instance, there have been clear gaps and rushed thoughts about replacing fossil-fuel driven engines with electric vehicles without long-term plans for energy security and recycling approaches. This book aims to provide a clear vision to scientists, industrialists and policy