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A Comparison of Different Solar Cell Technologies for Integrated Photovoltaics
M. Heinrich, T.E. Kuhn, F. Dimroth, U. Würfel, J.C. Goldschmidt, M. Powalla, S.W. Glunz, D.H. Neuhaus
Fundamentals, BIPV, Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV), Vehicle-Integrated Photovoltaics, VIPV
PV Applications and Integration
Subtopic: PV on/in Buildings, Infrastructure, Landscape, Water and Nature
Event: 37th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 6CV.2.46
1984 - 1994
ISBN: 3-936338-73-6
Paper DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20202020-6CV.2.46
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The dominating solar cell technology for PV power plants is the Si based solar cell. However, solar cell technologies such as chalcogenide, organic, III-V or perovskite solar cells, all have their own niche markets or potentials. The aim of this work is to provide an overview and comparison of the different solar cell technologies for the application in integrated photovoltaics. The current statuses of the technologies are reviewed. Characteristics relevant for integrated photovoltaics are defined and each technology is discussed regarding those key influencing factors. The results of the comparison are compiled in a concise table summarizing strengths and weaknesses of the different technologies in respect of their application for integrated photovoltaics.