Solar Cell Analysis under Venus Atmosphere Conditions

Jonathan Grandidier, Alexander Kirk, Mark L. Osowski, Shizhao Fan, Minjoo L. Lee, Margaret Stevens, Phillip Jahelka, Giulia Tagliabue, Harry A. Atwater, James A. Cutts

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Abstract

Low-intensity high-temperature (LIHT) solar cells that can function and operate effectively in the Venus atmosphere at various altitudes and also survive on the 465°C surface of Venus are being developed. Thermal, high-temperature current-voltage, and external quantum efficiency (EQE) measurements are presented on GaInP/GaAs double-junction (2J) solar cells. Solar cell modeling under the atmospheric conditions of Venus used to guide the ideal solar cell structure design is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018 - A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC and 34th EU PVSEC
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1580-1582
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781538685297
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 26 2018
Event7th IEEE World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018 - Waikoloa Village, United States
Duration: Jun 10 2018Jun 15 2018

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018 - A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC and 34th EU PVSEC

Other

Other7th IEEE World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018
CountryUnited States
CityWaikoloa Village
Period6/10/186/15/18

Keywords

  • Venus exploration missions
  • high temperature photovoltaics
  • multi-junction solar cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Grandidier, J., Kirk, A., Osowski, M. L., Fan, S., Lee, M. L., Stevens, M., Jahelka, P., Tagliabue, G., Atwater, H. A., & Cutts, J. A. (2018). Solar Cell Analysis under Venus Atmosphere Conditions. In 2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018 - A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC and 34th EU PVSEC (pp. 1580-1582). [8548025] (2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018 - A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC and 34th EU PVSEC). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2018.8548025