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Applications of thin-film photovoltaics for space
Author and Affiliation:
Landis, Geoffrey A.(Sverdrup Technology, Inc., NASA, Lewis Research Center)
Hepp, Aloysius F.(NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH, United States)
Abstract: The authors discuss the potential applications of thin-film polycrystalline and amorphous cells for space. There have been great advances in thin-film solar cells for terrestrial applications. Transfer of this technology to space applications could result in ultra low-weight solar arrays with potentially large gains in specific power. Recent advances in thin-film solar cells are reviewed, including polycrystalline copper indium selenide and related I-III-VI2 compounds, polycrystalline cadmium telluride and related II-VI compounds, and amorphous silicon arrays. The possibility of using thin-film multi-bandgap cascade solar cells is discussed.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1991
Document ID:
19920068017
(Acquired Nov 22, 1995)
Accession Number: 92A50641
Subject Category: SPACECRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: (SEE A92-50604)
Publisher Information: United States
Meeting Information: IECEC '91: Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference; 26th; Aug. 4-9, 1991; Boston, MA; United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA Lewis Research Center; Cleveland, OH, United States
Description: 6p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS; SOLAR ARRAYS; SPACECRAFT POWER SUPPLIES; THIN FILMS; AMORPHOUS SILICON; CADMIUM TELLURIDES; COPPER INDIUM SELENIDES; COPPER SELENIDES; ENERGY CONVERSION EFFICIENCY; GALLIUM SELENIDES; INDIUM COMPOUNDS; INDIUM SELENIDES; RADIATION TOLERANCE
Imprint And Other Notes: IN: IECEC '91; Proceedings of the 26th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference, Boston, MA, Aug. 4-9, 1991. Vol. 2 (A92-50604 21-20). La Grange Park, IL, American Nuclear Society, 1991, p. 256-261.
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