Performance of amorphous silicon double junction photovoltaic systems in different climatic zones

R. Gottschalg, C.N. Jardine, R. Ruther, T.R. Betts, G.J. Conibeer, J. Close, D.G. Infield, M.K Kearney, K.H. Lam, K. Lane, H. Pang, R. Tscharner

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To date the majority of investigations into the performance of amorphous silicon photovoltaic systems have been limited to single sites, and therefore the conclusions from such studies are unlikely to be as generic as they might at first appear. This paper compares data collected from different systems across the world in Brazil, Hong Kong, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. All systems have been operating for a number of years, and are employing double junction amorphous silicon devices of a similar age manufactured by RWE Solar.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - May 2002
Event29th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 19 May 200224 May 2002


Conference29th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans


  • performance
  • amorphous silicon
  • double junction
  • photovoltaic systems
  • different climate zones
  • temperature
  • solar power generation
  • semiconductor thin films
  • renewable energy resources
  • performance analysis
  • manufacturing
  • data analysis
  • australia


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