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Theoretical investigation on optimum bandgap energies of Ge-Based III–V Triple-Junction solar cells for long-term energy production on mars

 
: Hoheisel, R.; Philipps, S.P.; Dimroth, F.; Bett, A.W.

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Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers -IEEE-; IEEE Electron Devices Society:
34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2009. Vol.2 : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, 7 - 12 June 2009
Piscataway/NJ: IEEE, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-4244-2949-3
ISBN: 1-4244-2949-8
ISBN: 978-1-4244-2950-9
pp.1541-1544
Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC) <34, 2009, Philadelphia/Pa.>
English
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer ISE ()

Abstract
Based on theoretical considerations, optimum triple-junction bandgap combinations are determined to achieve highest electrical energy production for a long-term mission on the Martian surface. The solar cell structures analyzed in this contribution are based on the GaInP/GaInAs/Ge material system. Realistic ambient temperature and atmospheric dust profiles as well as spectral illumination conditions as observed on the Martian surface are considered. The variation of optimum bandgap combinations during the yearly cycle is discussed with respect to the environmental parameters.

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