R.J. Nicholas and R.S. Tuley, University of Oxford, UK
An introduction is given to thermophotovoltaic (TPV) systems which are used to convert radiant energy from hot bodies directly into electricity, together with a review of current photovoltaic device performance. Detailed modelling of the devices is described for a variety of sources and spectral control systems, varying the bandgap of the devices to determine the optimum configuration for different systems.
thermophotovoltaic (TPV) devices
photovoltaic device modelling
indium gallium arsenide TPV cells
The basic principle ...