A single junction solar cell may be manufactured with a material having multiple bands. That is, a single semiconductor with several absorption edges that absorb photons from different parts of the solar spectrum may be constructed. The different absorption edges may be created by splitting a conduction band of the solar cell material into multiple intermediate sub-bands. The solar cell may include a photovoltaic material deposited on a substrate, in which the photovoltaic material is a III-V semiconductor alloy, such as AlGaNAs, AlGaAsNSb, or AlInGaNAsBi.
GOVERNMENT SUPPORT STATEMENT
 This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.