Predicted performance of InP solar cells in Cassegrainian and slats space concentrator arrays at 20 to 100 AM0, 80 to 100 C.
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- Researchers have calculated the expected performance dependence of near-optimally designed shallow homojunction n+pp+InP solar cells on incident intensities up 200 AM0 and temperatures up to 100 C (373K). Both circular and rectangular cells have been considered, the former for use in a Cassegrainian concentrator array at 100 AM0, 80 to 100 C and the latter for use in a Slats type concentrator array at 20 AM0 80 to 100 C. Calculation of the temperature dependence of the performance parameters I sub sc, V sub oc, FF and eta was done by first verifying that the use of the measured temperature variation of I sub sc, of the best published value of the temperature dependence of the bandgap of InP, and of the temperature dependences of the lifetimes and mobilities of electrons and holes the same as in equivalently doped GaAs, gave calculated results that closely matched measured data on the temperature variation of I sub sc, V sub oc, and FF of four existing InP cells at 1 AM0. It was then assumed that the same temperature dependences of I sub sc, the bandgap and lifetimes and mobilities would hold in the near-optimally designed cells at the higher concentrations.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19890015340., Accession ID: 89N24711., and Space Photovoltaic Research and Technology, 1988. High Efficiency, Space Environment, and Array Technology; p 66-78.
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