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Types of Solar Cell

Amorphous Silicon Solar Cell (a-Si)
Amorphous Silicon Solar Cell (a-Si)

Amorphous silicon (a-Si) is the non-crystalline form of silicon used for solar cells and thin-film transistors in LCDs. Used as semiconductor material for a-Si solar cells, or thin-film silicon solar cells, it is deposited in thin films onto a variety of flexible substrates, such as glass, metal and plastic.

Biohybrid Solar Cell
Biohybrid Solar Cell

A biohybrid solar cell is a solar cell made using a combination of organic matter (photosystem I) and inorganic matter. Biohybrid solar cells have been made by a team of researchers at Vanderbilt University.

Cadmium Telluride Solar Cell (CdTe)
Cadmium Telluride Solar Cell (CdTe)

Cadmium Telluride Solar Cells. Photovoltaic (PV) solar cells based on cadmium telluride (CdTe) represent the largest segment of commercial thin-film module production worldwide. Recent improvements have matched the efficiency of multicrystalline silicon while maintaining cost leadership.

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Concentrated PV Cell (CVP and HCVP)
Concentrated PV Cell (CVP and HCVP)

Concentrator photovoltaics (CPV) (also known as Concentration Photovoltaics) is a photovoltaic technology that generates electricity from sunlight. Contrary to conventional photovoltaic systems, it uses lenses and curved mirrors to focus sunlight onto small, but highly efficient, multi-junction (MJ) solar cells.

Copper Indium Gallium Selenide Solar Cells (CI(G)S)
Copper Indium Gallium Selenide Solar Cells (CI(G)S)

A copper indium gallium selenide solar cell (or CIGS cell, sometimes CI(G)S or CIS cell) is a thin-film solar cell used to convert sunlight into electric power. It is manufactured by depositing a thin layer of copper, indium, gallium and selenide on glass or plastic backing, along with electrodes on the front and back to collect current.

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Crystalline Silicon Solar Cell (c-Si)
Crystalline Silicon Solar Cell (c-Si)

Crystalline silicon (c-Si) is the crystalline forms of silicon, either multicrystalline silicon (multi-Si) consisting of small crystals, or monocrystalline silicon (mono-Si), a continuous crystal. Crystalline silicon is the dominant semiconducting material used in photovoltaic technology for the production of solar cells.

Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC)
Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC)

A dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC, DSC, DYSC or Gr├Ątzel cell) is a low-cost solar cell belonging to the group of thin film solar cells. It is based on a semiconductor formed between a photo-sensitized anode and an electrolyte, a photoelectrochemical system.

Gallium Arsenide Germanium Solar Cell (GaAs)
Gallium Arsenide Germanium Solar Cell (GaAs)

Why Nano Gallium Arsenide Solar Cells? The base function of the GaAs solar cell is to convert the radiant light energy of the sun into electricity. Why use gallium arsenide if other materials that exist can produce a higher efficiency? Well there are a few factors that need to be taken into account.

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