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Advanced Concepts for Solar Cells

P. Pérez Rodríguez

266 pages
Arcler Education Inc
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the physics of the photovoltaic cell. The book is designed as an overview for those in the fields of optics and optical engineering, as well as those interested in energy policy, economics and photo-to-electric energy conversion. This book is intended for upper-level graduate students who have a reasonably good understanding of solid state physics and for scientists and engineers involved in research and development of solar cells.
Author Bio
Paula received her Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering in 2011 from the Universidad de Cantabria in Spain, with an exchange program in Oregon State University in 2009-2010. She obtained her M.Sc. in Sustainable energy technology in 2013 in TU Delft (Netherlands). Her M.Sc. thesis in the PVMD group dealt with Photoelectrochemcial devices for solar water splitting. Since May 2014 she is a PhD student working on the development and optimization of the monolithic photovoltaic (PV)/photoelectrochemical (PEC) devices based on earth abundant materials such as silicon and carbon with ground-breaking high solar-to-hydrogen (STH) conversion efficiency for water splitting.