This Second Edition has been updated to reflect the advances that have taken place since publication of the previous edition. The book draws upon basic physics and engineering principles coupled with key ecomic, market, business, investment, and policy factors to explain the current status of solar cells and how their applications will expand over the next few decades. This new edition is of interest to techlogists in the fields of solar cells and systems, academics studying microelectronics, semiconductors, and solar cells, and business students and investors with a technical focus.
Lewis M. Fraas, PhD, is the founder and President of JX Crystals Inc. He has spearheaded the development of high-power-density photovoltaic cells and complete concentrating photovoltaic and thermophotovoltaic systems. Dr. Fraas wrote the first paper describing the forty percent-efficient triple-junction concentrator solar cell now entering high-volume production, and his group at Boeing demonstrated the first thirty-five percent-efficient dual-junction cell. Larry D. Partain, PhD, is Director of Marketing and Advanced Technology, initiating and managing high-risk/high-payoff R&D programs for Varian Medical Systems. A prominent researcher in solar cell and related X-ray imager technology, Dr. Partain recently led efforts to develop high-performance X-ray and flat-panel imaging medical systems, helping to create over $100 million in company sales.
Larry D. Partain, Lewis M. Fraas
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Energy Technology & Electrical Engineering
Wiley Series in Microwave and Optical Engineering
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Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)