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Indium phosphide solar cell research in the United States: Comparison with non-photovoltaic sourcesHighlights of the InP solar cell research program are presented. Homojunction cells with efficiencies approaching 19 percent are demonstrated, while 17 percent is achieved for ITO/InP cells. The superior radiation resistance of the two latter cell configurations over both Si and GaAs cells has been shown. InP cells aboard the LIPS3 satellite show no degradation after more than a year in orbit. Computed array specific powers are used to compare the performance of an InP solar cell array to solar dynamic and nuclear systems.
Document ID
19900008442
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Weinberg, I. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Swartz, C. K. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Hart, R. E., Jr. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
August 1, 1989
Publication Information
Publication: ESA, European Space Power, Volume 2
Subject Category
ENERGY PRODUCTION AND CONVERSION
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