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a systemic approach to energy

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Nanostructured Inorganic Solar Cells

Kevin P. Musselman1 / Lukas Schmidt-Mende2

1Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, JJ Thomson Ave., Cambridge, CB3 0HE, United Kingdom

2Department of Physics & Center for NanoScience (CeNS), Ludwig-Maximilians University, Amalienstr. 54, D-80799 Munich, Germany

Corresponding author: Kevin P. Musselman, E-mail: .

Citation Information: Green. Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 7–27, ISSN (Online) 1869-8778, ISSN (Print) 1869-876X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/green.2011.007, March 2011

Publication History

Received:
2010-10-18
Accepted:
2011-01-06
Published Online:
2011-03-10

Abstract

Recent progress in the development of nanostructured inorganic solar cells is reviewed. Nanostructuring of inorganic solar cells offers the possibility of reducing the cost of photovoltaics by allowing smaller amounts of lower-grade photovoltaic semiconductors to be used. Various fabrication methods used to nanostructure traditional photovoltaic semiconductors are detailed and the performance of resulting devices is discussed. The synthesis of solar cells by solution-based methods using less traditional, abundant materials is identified as a promising route to widescale photovoltaic electricity generation, and nanostructured solar cell geometries are highlighted as essential in this approach. Templating and self-assembling methods used to produce appropriate low-cost nanostructures from solutions are detailed, and the performance of preliminary ultra-low-cost cells made with these structures is reviewed.

Keywords.: Photovoltaic; nanostructured; inorganic

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