Realizing the next generation of CPV cells using transfer printing

Matthew P. Lumb*, Kenneth J. Schmieder, Mariá González, Shawn MacK, Michael K. Yakes, Matthew Meitl, Scott Burroughs, Chris Ebert, Mitchell F. Bennett, David V. Forbes, Xing Sheng, John A. Rogers, Robert J. Walters

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Transfer-printing is an important, commercial technology for manufacturing state of the art CPV modules, and has emerged recently as a key enabling technology for the realization of ultra-high-efficiency, mechanically stacked III-V solar cells with low cost. This paper presents the latest results for microscale CPV cells grown on GaAs, InP and GaSb substrates for ultra-high-efficiency, four-terminal, mechanically stacked architectures. The latest findings from a combination of modeling, growth, processing and characterization of single and multijunction solar cells are described, and the roadmap to the long-term goal of using transfer-printing to produce the first solar cell with 50% conversion efficiency is outlined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication11th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems, CPV 2015
EditorsGerald Siefer, Mathieu Baudrit, Ignacio Anton
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Volume1679
ISBN (Electronic)9780735413269
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 28 2015
Event11th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems, CPV 2015 - Aix-les-Bains, France
Duration: Apr 13 2015Apr 15 2015

Other

Other11th International Conference on Concentrator Photovoltaic Systems, CPV 2015
CountryFrance
CityAix-les-Bains
Period4/13/154/15/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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