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New analysis of a high‐voltage vertical multijunction solar cell

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3 Author(s)
Hu, Chenming ; Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 ; Carney, James K. ; Frank, Robert I.

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We present an analysis and a model for a vertical multijunction solar cell with covering lens, for which a 21% efficiency has been predicted previously. It is shown that the maximum conversion efficiency is in fact about 0.3%. The present analysis confirms our belief that back‐to‐back diodes should be designed into a solar cell only with great caution.

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Journal of Applied Physics  (Volume:48 ,  Issue: 1 )