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Systems and methods for advanced ultra-high-performance InP solar cells

United States Patent

9,590,131
March 7, 2017
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Advanced Ultra High Performance InP Solar Cells
Systems and Methods for Advanced Ultra-High-Performance InP Solar Cells are provided. In one embodiment, an InP photovoltaic device comprises: a p-n junction absorber layer comprising at least one InP layer; a front surface confinement layer; and a back surface confinement layer; wherein either the front surface confinement layer or the back surface confinement layer forms part of a High-Low (HL) doping architecture; and wherein either the front surface confinement layer or the back surface confinement layer forms part of a heterointerface system architecture.
Wanlass; Mark (Golden, CO)
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO)
14/ 226,540
20150280042
March 26, 2014
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 between the United States Department of Energy and the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the manager and operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.