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Author Iles, P. A. ♦ Chu, C. ♦ Linder, E.
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword SOLAR ENERGY ♦ THERMOPHOTOVOLTAIC CONVERTERS ♦ EFFICIENCY ♦ ENERGY GAP ♦ WAVELENGTHS ♦ GALLIUM ARSENIDES ♦ SPECTRAL RESPONSE ♦ BLACKBODY RADIATION
Abstract The paper reviews the effect of the energy bandgap of TPV converters on their conversion efficiency. Several sources are analyzed, monochromatic, narrow band (selective emitters) and broad band (blackbodies). We find that at low bandgaps, conversion efficiency falls off. The conclusion drawn should help in estimates in all cases of practical efficiencies to be used in TPV system analysis. {copyright} {ital 1996 American Institute of Physics.}
ISSN 0094243X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1996-02-01
Publisher Place United States
Volume Number 358
Issue Number 1
Technical Publication No. CONF-9507247-


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