Current concerns regarding greenhouse gas-related environmental effects, energy security, and the rising costs of fossil fuel-based energy has renewed interest in solar energy in general and photovotaics in particular. Exploring state-of-the-art developments from a practical point of view, Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics examines issues in increas

chapter 1|48 pages

Introduction to Photovoltaic Physics, Applications, and Technologies

ByLoucas Tsakalakos

chapter 2|24 pages

Optical Properties of Nanostructures

ByKylie Catchpole

chapter 3|74 pages

Photovoltaic Device Physicson the Nanoscale

ByD. König

chapter 4|40 pages

Nanostructured Organic Solar Cells

ByJames T. McLeskey Jr. and Qiquan Qiao

chapter 5|24 pages

Recent Progress in QuantumWell Solar Cells

ByKeith W. J. Barnham, I. M. Ballard, B. C. Browne, D. B. Bushnell, J. P. Connolly, N. J. Ekins-Daukes, M. Fuhrer, R. Ginige, G. Hill, A. Ioannides, D. C. Johnson, M. C. Lynch, M. Mazzer, J. S. Roberts, C. Rohr, T. N. D. Tibbits

chapter 6|42 pages

Nanowire- and Nanotube-Based Solar Cells

ByLoucas Tsakalakos

chapter 7|26 pages

Semiconductor Nanowires: Contacts and Electronic Properties

ByEmanuel Tutuc, En-Shao Liu

chapter 8|44 pages

Quantum Dot Solar Cells

BySeth M. Hubbard, Ryne Raffaelle, Sheila Bailey

chapter 9|28 pages

Luminescent Solar Concentrators

ByAmanda J. Chatten, Rahul Bose, Daniel J. Farrell, Ye Xiao, Ngai L. A. Chan, Liberato Manna, Andreas Büchtemann, Jana Quilitz, Michael G. Debije, Keith W. J. Barnham

chapter 10|40 pages

Nanoparticles for Solar Spectrum Conversion

ByW. G. J. H. M. van Sark, A. Meijerink, R. E. I. Schropp

chapter 11|32 pages

Nanoplasmonics for Photovoltaic Applications

ByE. T. Yu