Development of advanced space solar cells at Spectrolab

J. Boisvert, D. Law, R. King, D. Bhusari, X. Liu, A. Zakaria, W. Hong, S. Mesropian, D. Larrabee, R. Woo, A. Boca, K. Edmondson, D. Krut, D. Peterson, K. Rouhani, B. Benedikt, N. H. Karam

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High efficiency multi-junction solar cells utilizing inverted metamorphic1,2 and semiconductor bonding technology3 are being developed at Spectrolab for use in one-sun space and near-space applications. Recently that effort has been extended to include low-concentration space applications. This paper will review the present state-of-the-art cell technologies at Spectrolab, with an emphasis on performance characterization data at both 1-sun and low-concentration operating conditions that these cells will experience in flight.. A cell coupon utilizing IMM solar cells has been assembled and subjected to thermal cycling. Pre-and post thermal cycling data have been collected and there is no performance degradation or mechanical issues after the test.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProgram - 35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2010
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 20 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2010 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Jun 20 2010Jun 25 2010

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371


Other35th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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