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Enhancement of Poly-crystalline Silicon Solar Cells using Nanotechnology

Darshan Bhavesh Mehta. Published in Power Electronics.

Communications on Applied Electronics
Year of Publication: 2016
Publisher: Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Authors: Darshan Bhavesh Mehta
10.5120/cae2016652294

Darshan Bhavesh Mehta. Enhancement of Poly-crystalline Silicon Solar Cells using Nanotechnology. Communications on Applied Electronics 5(5):5-8, July 2016. BibTeX

@article{10.5120/cae2016652294,
	author = {Darshan Bhavesh Mehta},
	title = {Enhancement of Poly-crystalline Silicon Solar Cells using Nanotechnology},
	journal = {Communications on Applied Electronics},
	issue_date = {July 2016},
	volume = {5},
	number = {5},
	month = {Jul},
	year = {2016},
	issn = {2394-4714},
	pages = {5-8},
	numpages = {4},
	url = {http://www.caeaccess.org/archives/volume5/number5/615-2016652294},
	doi = {10.5120/cae2016652294},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}
}

Abstract

The solar cell industry has developed radically in recent years due to strong interest in renewable energy and the problem of global climate change. Cost is a primary concern in the success of any solar technology. The solar cells nowadays are simply not efficient enough and are too costly to manufacture for large-scale electricity production. Nevertheless, potential advancements in Nanotechnology may change this. Use of Nanotechnology will make the production of solar cells cheaper and also more efficient. Nanotechnology has shown huge breakthroughs in the solar field. Quantum dots have the capacity to change the world. They are a type of solar cells which are entirely beyond something you might imagine. Nanotechnology may be able to slightly increase the efficiency of solar cells, but the most capable merit of Nanotechnology is the decrease of manufacturing cost. Photo voltaic based on Cadmium telluride, Copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS), copper indium selenide (CIS), and organic substances are being made with the aim of decreasing the cost per Watt even if that means giving up its conversion efficiency and dependability. Utilizing nanotechnology in solar cell would be cheaper alternative to the conventional solar cells.

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Keywords

Nanotechnology, Quantum dots, Photo-voltaic cells, Solar PV cell.