"…a fresh perspective on the physics and theory of converting solar energy into electricity." (MRS Bulletin
, February 2007)
"Anybody interested in learning the fundamentals of solar cells will benefit greatly from reading this book. The book also serves as a reference for researchers working already in this exciting and challenging field." (Advanced Materials)
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From the Back Cover
Based on the highly regarded first edition, this thoroughly revised, updated and expanded edition contains the latest knowledge on the mechanisms of solar energy conversion.
The textbook describes in detail all aspects of solar cell function, the physics behind every single step, as well as all the issues to be considered when improving solar cells and their efficiency.
Requiring no more than standard physics knowledge, the book enables both students and researchers to understand the factors driving conversion efficiency and to apply this knowledge to their own solar cell development.
New exercises after each chapter help students to consolidate their freshly acquired knowledge, while the book also serves as a reference for researchers already working in this exciting and challenging field.