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General Resources

Photovoltaics Advice

PV CD-ROM

Amazon logo Kittel, C. Introduction to Solid State Physics. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 2004. ISBN: 9780471415268.

Amazon logo Yu, P., and M. Cardona. Fundamentals of Semiconductors. New York, NY: Springer-Verlag, 2009. ISBN: 9783642007095.

Lecture Handouts

Lecture 2

Gueymard, Christian A. "Direct Solar Transmittance and Irradiance Predictions with Broadband Models. Part I: Detailed Theoretical Performance Assessment. Part II: Validation with High-Quality Measurements." Solar Energy 74 (May 2003): 355-379, 381-395.

Gueymard, Christian A. "Corrigenda to "Direct Solar Transmittance and Irradiance Predictions with Broadband Models. Part I: Detailed Theoretical Performance Assessment. Part II: Validation with High-Quality Measurements." Solar Energy 76 (April 2004): 513, 515.

Gueymard, Christian A. "Reference Solar Spectra: Their Evolution, Standardization Issues, and Comparison to Recent Measurements." Advances in Space Research 37 (2006): 323-340.

Lecture 9

Cell with high fill factor (JPG) (Courtesy Christiana Honsberg and Stuart Bowden. Used with permission.)

Cell with low fill factor (JPG) (Courtesy Christiana Honsberg and Stuart Bowden. Used with permission.)