There has always been great interest in creating a thin film solar cell as it is extremely flexible and light. The GaAs solar cell is now a front candidate in the thin film solar cell marketplace in which it has an unmatched high energy conversion efficiency (PEC). Its other benefits include its cost-to-power factors and outstanding security features. Many solar applications are now being targeted using GaAs solar cells due to its unmatched energy conversion and cost advantages. In this article, we discuss how GaAs Cells are being used in various applications today.
Applications Of Gaas Cells
Most commonly found applications of Gaas Cells are those related to the conversion of sunlight into electrical energy. Typically, the thin layer of wafer material on the surface is made of p-type silicon that can be crystallized. This allows the light to be captured by the p-type silicon and be converted into direct current electricity. This is one of the most important benefits of using the GaAs solar cell as the crystalline structure of the wafer makes it effective in capturing light in the form of light energy.
Another benefit of GaAs cells is that they have high reliability. These solar cells are highly efficient and are able to retain their efficiency even under harsh climatic conditions. In fact, this is one of the reasons why the GaAs solar cells have become so popular all over the world. Some of the applications of these cells are to replace cloudy panels in automotive applications, heating systems for homes, space heating, portable power solutions and many more. Apart from this, there is also the fact that the crystalline structure of these materials offers better stability than the traditional silicon-based solar cells.
Know The Efficiency Of The Gaas Solar Cell
The efficiency of the Gaas solar cell can vary according to the make and manufacturer. The efficiency of the cell will be dependent on several factors which include the thickness of the crystalline wafer. The cell efficiency also depends on the make and the quality of the silicon that is used in making the cell. All these factors would affect the efficiency of the cell. However, one should not forget the fact that the overall efficiency of the cell would be dependent on the make and quality of the solar cells as well.
Factors That Affect The Efficiency Levels Of The Gaas Solar
The two most important factors that affect the efficiency levels of the gaas solar cell are silicon and gallium arsenide. Silicon is the main component of the cell and the key factor that contributes to the efficiency of the cell. Silicon plays an important role as far as the conversion of light energy into electricity is concerned. Gallium arsenide is another important material that contributes to the efficiency levels of the cell. Gallium arsenide also helps in the absorption of extra amounts of sunlight. It contributes to the enhancement of photovoltaic efficiency levels.
Using a thin layer of phosphorus, the electrical energy can be sent into the cell to generate power. To improve the efficiency, more than one cell is needed. Therefore, each solar cells using a phosphorus-based quantum coating are more efficient than normal cells. Therefore, Fig. 7 shows the measured efficiency ratio of Gaas Cells based on the measurement data collected from over 150 different tests.