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    Université de Neuchâtel

    Photovoltaic Technology : The Case for Thin-Film Solar Cells

    Shah, Arvind ; Torres, Pedro ; Tscharner, Reto ; Wyrsch, Nicolas ; Keppner, Herbert

    In: Science, 1999, vol. 285, no. 5428, p. 692-698

    The advantages and limitations of photovoltaic solar modules for energy generation are reviewed with their operation principles and physical efficiency limits. Although the main materials currently used or investigated and the associated fabrication technologies are individually described, emphasis is on silicon-based solar cells. Wafer-based crystalline silicon solar modules dominate in terms of...