Thin-Film Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells

Physics and Technology


This introduction to the physics of silicon solar cells focuses on thin cells, while reviewing and discussing the current status of the important technology. An analysis of the spectral quantum efficiency of thin solar cells is given as well as a full set of analytical models. This is the first comprehensive treatment of light trapping techniques for the enhancement of the optical absorption in thin silicon films.
  • Wiley; February 2011
  • ISBN 9783527635061
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  • Title: Thin-Film Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells
  • Author: Rolf Brendel
  • Imprint: Wiley-VCH

About The Author

Rolf Brendel studied Physics and Mathematics in Freiburg, Brighton (UK), and Heidelberg. After his Ph.D. in materials science at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg he worked for five years with the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart. He is the head of the division for Thermosensorics and Photovoltaics at the Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern) and teaches Physics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.