Versatile Applications of Solar Cells


Versatile Applications of Solar Cells

Vivian Chimezie Akubude, Ugochukwu Kingsley Ebisike, Kevin Nnanye Nwaigwe, Jelili Aremu Oyedokun, Ayooluwa Peter Adeagbo

Solar cells have changed the way electricity is generated; it helps the world to reduce carbon emission, and consequently makes our electric grid system more resilient and reliable. Hence, this chapter presents the concept of solar cells and the basic principle of operation. The chapter also discusses materials in construction of solar cells including conventional semiconductors such as silicon and emerging/organic materials such as perovskite and quantum dots. Various applications of solar cells which include space research, telecommunications, grid connections, stand-alone connections and off-grid applications are also highlighted. Given the versatile application of solar cells, it is the future of electricity generation.

Solar Cells, Photovoltaic Cells, Energy, Applications, Silicon

Published online 5/1/2021, 16 pages

Citation: Vivian Chimezie Akubude, Ugochukwu Kingsley Ebisike, Kevin Nnanye Nwaigwe, Jelili Aremu Oyedokun, Ayooluwa Peter Adeagbo, Versatile Applications of Solar Cells, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 103, pp 24-39, 2021


Part of the book on Materials for Solar Cell Technologies II

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