chapter  12
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SOLAR POWER HARVESTING BY PHOTOVOLTAIC MATERIALS: A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW

ByM. Kanafchian

Abstract ................................................................................................. 321 12.1 Introduction ................................................................................ 322 12.2 Solar Cell Substances ................................................................. 325 12.3 Smart Textiles ............................................................................ 333 12.4 Conclusion ................................................................................. 356 Keywords .............................................................................................. 356 References ............................................................................................. 357

ABSTRACT

Today, energy is an important requirement for both industrial and daily life, as well as political, economical, and military issues between countries. While the energy demand is constantly increasing every day, existing energy resources are limited and slowly coming to an end. Due to all of these conditions, researchers are directed to develop new energy sources which are abundant, inexpensive, and environmentally friendly. The solar cells, which directly convert sunlight into electrical energy, can meet these

needs of mankind. This study reviews the efforts in incorporating of solar cells into textile materials.