This book provides the reader with a solid understanding of the fundamental modeling of photovoltaic devices. After the material independent limit of photovoltaic conversion, the readers are introduced to the most well-known theory of "classical" silicon modeling. Based on this, for each of the most important PV materials, their performance under different conditions is modeled. This book also covers different modeling approaches, from very fundamental theoretic investigations to applied numeric simulations based on experimental values. The book concludes wth a chapter on the influence of spectral variations. The information is supported by providing the names of simulation software and basic literature to the field.
The information in the book gives the user specific application with a solid background in hand, to judge which materials could be appropriate as well as realistic expectations of the performance the devices could achieve.
Keywords: Photovoltaic devices; basics of photovoltaic devices; photovoltaic conversion; silicon modeling; theory of classical silicon modeling; PV materials; modeling approaches; different modeling approaches, Batteries & Fuel Cells, Materials for Energy Systems, Batteries & Fuel Cells, Materials for Energy Systems