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Defect Management of High Efficiency Multijunction, Space and Concentrator Solar Cells

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  21 July 2014

Masafumi Yamaguchi
Affiliation:
Toyota Technological Institute, 2-12-1 Hisakata, Tempaku, Nagoya 468-8511, Japan
Nobuaki Kojima
Affiliation:
Toyota Technological Institute, 2-12-1 Hisakata, Tempaku, Nagoya 468-8511, Japan
Kazuma Ikeda
Affiliation:
Toyota Technological Institute, 2-12-1 Hisakata, Tempaku, Nagoya 468-8511, Japan
Yoshio Ohshita
Affiliation:
Toyota Technological Institute, 2-12-1 Hisakata, Tempaku, Nagoya 468-8511, Japan
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Abstract

III-V compound multi-junction solar cells have high efficiency potential of more than 50% due to wide photo response, while limiting efficiencies of single-junction solar cells are 31-32%. In order to realize high efficiency III-V compound multi-junction solar cells, understanding and controlling imperfections (defects) are very important. This paper reviews fundamentals of defects and defect management for III-V compound materials, single-junction, multi-junction, space and concentrator solar cells.

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