Detailed balance limit of the efficiency of tandem solar cells

@article{Vos1980DetailedBL,
  title={Detailed balance limit of the efficiency of tandem solar cells},
  author={A de Vos},
  journal={Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics},
  year={1980},
  volume={13},
  pages={839 - 846}
}
  • A de Vos
  • Published 1980
  • Chemistry
  • Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
The fundamental (detailed balance) limit of the performance of a tandem structure is presented. The model takes into account the fact that a particular cell is not only illuminated by part of the solar irradiance but also by the electroluminescence of other cells of the set. Whereas, under 1 sun irradiance, a single solar cell only converts 30% of the solar energy, a tandem structure of two cells can convert 42%, a tandem structure of three cells can convert 49%, etc. Under the highest possible… 
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