Low-intensity high-temperature solar cells that operate effectively in the atmosphere of Venus at various altitudes and also survive on the 465 °C surface of Venus are being developed. Thermal stability, high-temperature current-voltage (I-V), and external quantum efficiency measurements on GaInP/GaAs double-junction solar cells are presented. Solar-cell modeling under the atmospheric conditions of Venus is used to design the optimum solar-cell structure.
- High-temperature photovoltaics
- Venus exploration missions
- multi-junction solar cells
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering