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Energies 2010, 3(2), 171-193; doi:10.3390/en3020171

Spectrally-Selective Photonic Structures for PV Applications

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Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, Heidenhofstraße 2, 79110 Freiburg, Germany
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Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Institute of Physics, Heinrich-Damerow-Str.4, 06120 Halle, Germany
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Received: 24 November 2009 / Accepted: 20 January 2010 / Published: 27 January 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Solar Cells)
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Abstract

We review several examples of how spectrally-selective photonic structures may be used to improve solar cell systems. Firstly, we introduce different spectrally-selective structures that are based on interference effects. Examples shown include Rugate filter, edge filter and 3D photonic crystals such as artificial opals. In the second part, we discuss several examples of photovoltaic (PV) concepts that utilize spectral selectivity such as fluorescence collectors, upconversion systems, spectrum splitting concepts and the intermediate reflector concept. The potential of spectrally selective filters in the context of solar cells is discussed.
Keywords: photonic crystals; spectral selectivity; light trapping photonic crystals; spectral selectivity; light trapping
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Peters, M.; Goldschmidt, J.C.; Löper, P.; Groß, B.; Üpping, J.; Dimroth, F.; Wehrspohn, R.B.; Bläsi, B. Spectrally-Selective Photonic Structures for PV Applications. Energies 2010, 3, 171-193.

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