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    • ISSN: 2010-0221 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Chem. Eng. Appl.
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    • DOI: 10.18178/IJCEA
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Prof. Dr. Shen-Ming Chen
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

IJCEA 2011 Vol.2(2): 77-80 ISSN: 2010-0221
DOI: 10.7763/IJCEA.2011.V2.79

Use of Nanotechnology in Solar PV Cell

Dr.V.K.Sethi, Dr. Mukesh Pandey, and Ms. Priti Shukla*

Abstract—The solar cell industry has grown quickly in recent years due to strong interest in renewable energy and the problem of global climate change .Cost is an important factor in the success of any solar technology. Today’s solar cells are simply not enough efficient and are too expensive to manufacture for large-scale electricity generation. However, potential advancements in nanotechnology may open the door to the production of cheaper and slightly more efficient solar cells. Nanotechnology has already shown huge breakthroughs in the solar field. Quantum dots have the potential to change the world. They are a form of solar cell that is completely beyoznd anything you might imagine. Nanotechnology might be able to increase the efficiency of solar cells, but the most promising application of nanotechnology is the reduction of manufacturing cost. PVs based on CdTe, CuInGaSe (CIGS), CuInSe (CIS), and organic materials are being developed with the aim of reducing the price per watt even if that means sacrificing conversion efficiency and reliability. Utilizing nanotechnology in inexpensive solar cell would help to preserve the environment.

Index Terms—Nanotechnology, Quantum dots,Breakthroughs

Dr. V. K. Sethi HOD Energy, School of Energy Environment &Management , U.I.T, R.G.P.V. Bhopal, India
Dr. Mukesh Pandey Professor, School of Energy Environment &Management , U.I.T, R.G.P.V. Bhopal, India
Ms. Priti Shukla * Assistant Professor, Technocrate Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India Mobile no. 9893135065
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed,


Cite: Dr. V. K.Sethi, Dr. Mukesh Pandey, and Ms. Priti Shukla, "Use of Nanotechnology in Solar PV Cell," International Journal of Chemical Engineering and Applications vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 77-80, 2011.

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