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A Meta-Analysis on Solar Cell Technologies
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Electronics Design.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
A Meta-Analysis on Solar Cell Technologies (English)
Abstract [en]

The objective of this study is analysing the characteristics of five different solar cell technologies regarding their efficiency, fill factor, cost and environmental impacts and comparing their improvement records over years considering their efficiency. The five solar cell technologies of interest are amorphous silicon, monocrystalline silicon, polycrystalline silicon, cupper indium gallium selenide thin film and cadmium telluride thin film. The structure and manufacturing process of each of cell technologies were discussed. The study was conducted by the aid of available scientific reports regarding the electrical characteristics of different solar cell technologies. The extracted information regarding efficiency rate and fill factor was analysed using graphs and significant findings are discussed. The five technologies are also compared regarding their cost and ease of fabrication and their impacts on environment and recycling challenges. The result of this study is suggesting the most promising technology that may be the optimal option for further investment and research.

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2017. , p. 51
Keywords [en]
Solar cell, Photovoltaics, Amorphous silicon, Monocrystalline silicon, Polycrystalline silicon, Cupper indium gallium selenide, Cadmium telluride, Thin film, Efficiency, Fill factor
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Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32584OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-32584DiVA, id: diva2:1168982
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Electrical Engineering ET2
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International Bachelor's Programme in Electronics TIELG 180 higher education credits
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Available from: 2018-01-25 Created: 2017-12-22 Last updated: 2018-01-25Bibliographically approved

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