Recent research efforts representing new directions in InP solar cell research are reviewed. These include heteroepitaxial growth on silicon and gallium arsenide substrates, V-grooved cells, large area high efficiency cells, and surface passivation. Improvements in heteroepitaxial cell efficiency are described together with processing of 19.1 percent, 4 sq cm cells. Recommendations are made for improvements in processing leading to increased efficiencies.
Proposed for presentation at the 25th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
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- Indium Phosphides;
- Solar Cells;
- Cost Reduction;
- Gallium Arsenides;
- Electronics and Electrical Engineering