A bench-top characterization technique for testing underwater solar cells is presented. Underwater solar irradiance spectra at varying depths were reproduced with LEDs. GaInP solar cells outperformed Si and CdTe, with efficiencies approaching 54%.
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Underwater cells can produce useful power at up to 65% efficiency in clearest waters. The optimum band gap of the solar cell plateaus at ∼2.1 eV at intermediate depths. Band-gap values are relatively independent of geographical location.
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We report a detailed techno-economic analysis of organic photovoltaic greenhouse, and discuss whether the unique properties of the technology can provide advantages over conventional photovoltaics.
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