Thermodynamic efficiency limits for optically boosted planar solar cells

Y. Feng, S. Shrestha, S. Huang, G. Conibeer

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Recent attempts have been made to convert the broadband solar spectrum into filtered light, for the purpose of boosting the efficiency of a planar solar cell. By developing a thermodynamic model, the rigorous efficiency limits of the optically boosted solar cells are presented, which are achievable in principle with a piecewise function of the front emissivity or the energy-redistribution lifetime.

Original languageEnglish
Article number044010
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review Applied
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014
Externally publishedYes

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