Solar Photovoltaic Technologies

From Inception Toward the Most Reliable Energy Resource

Nowshad Amin, Seyed Ahmad Shahahmadi, Puvaneswaran Chelvanathan, Kazi Sajedur Rahman, Mohammad Istiaque Hossain, Md. Akhtaruzzaman

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Abstract

The ever-increasing global energy needs due to continual population growth, imminent depletion of fossil fuels, as well as mitigating environmental pollutions around the globe have compelled mankind to search for alternatives in recent years. Among many known alternatives, solar photovoltaic (PV) technology has undoubtedly proven itself worth as one of the mainstream renewable energy resources for its various merits. Solar photovoltaic technology is capable to fit into any requirements with freedom in scalability from milli-watt to almost giga-watt range of demand and response. In years, solar PV technology has shown its inherent potential with versatility in material usage, diversified capability in energy production, as well as sustainability with minimal or almost no adverse environmental effect. This chapter will present the chronological history of the most potential solar PV technologies from the discovery of the science as "photovoltaic PV effect" through the journey of the technological development toward becoming the most reliable energy resource of the near future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies
PublisherElsevier
Pages11-26
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780128046777
ISBN (Print)9780128047927
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2017

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Keywords

  • Amorphous silicon
  • CdTe
  • CIGS
  • Crystalline silicon
  • CZTS
  • DSSC
  • Perovskite
  • Photovoltaic effect
  • Solar cells
  • Solar energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)

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Amin, N., Ahmad Shahahmadi, S., Chelvanathan, P., Rahman, K. S., Istiaque Hossain, M., & Akhtaruzzaman, M. (2017). Solar Photovoltaic Technologies: From Inception Toward the Most Reliable Energy Resource. In Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies (pp. 11-26). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.10092-2

Solar Photovoltaic Technologies : From Inception Toward the Most Reliable Energy Resource. / Amin, Nowshad; Ahmad Shahahmadi, Seyed; Chelvanathan, Puvaneswaran; Rahman, Kazi Sajedur; Istiaque Hossain, Mohammad; Akhtaruzzaman, Md.

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies. Elsevier, 2017. p. 11-26.

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Amin, N, Ahmad Shahahmadi, S, Chelvanathan, P, Rahman, KS, Istiaque Hossain, M & Akhtaruzzaman, M 2017, Solar Photovoltaic Technologies: From Inception Toward the Most Reliable Energy Resource. in Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies. Elsevier, pp. 11-26. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.10092-2
Amin N, Ahmad Shahahmadi S, Chelvanathan P, Rahman KS, Istiaque Hossain M, Akhtaruzzaman M. Solar Photovoltaic Technologies: From Inception Toward the Most Reliable Energy Resource. In Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies. Elsevier. 2017. p. 11-26 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.10092-2
Amin, Nowshad ; Ahmad Shahahmadi, Seyed ; Chelvanathan, Puvaneswaran ; Rahman, Kazi Sajedur ; Istiaque Hossain, Mohammad ; Akhtaruzzaman, Md. / Solar Photovoltaic Technologies : From Inception Toward the Most Reliable Energy Resource. Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies. Elsevier, 2017. pp. 11-26
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