Research and Markets: Analyzing Plasmonic Solar Cells 2013

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Analyzing Plasmonic Solar Cells" report to their offering.

The promising field of plasmonics has yielded methods for guiding and localizing light at the nanoscale. Now plasmonics researchers are turning their attention to photovoltaics, where design approaches based on plasmonics can be used to improve absorption in photovoltaic devices, permitting a considerable reduction in the physical thickness of solar photovoltaic absorber layers, and yielding new options for solar cell design.

Due to a combination of the resonant plasmonic properties of metallic nanoparticles with thin-film photovoltaic technology, a new generation of plasmonic solar cell has evolved with similar performance to silicon cells but at potentially a fraction of the cost.

Today, plasmonic solar cells are emerging as promising candidates amongst many solar energy technologies spurring continuing research to improve device performance.

Key Topics Covered:

A. Executive Summary

B. Introduction to Photovoltaics

B.1 Overview

B.2 Historical Background of Solar Cells

B.3 Looking at Solar Electricity

B.4 Photovoltaic Systems

B.5 Analyzing the 3 Generations of Photovoltaic Cells

B.6 Applications of Solar Cells

B.7 Types of Solar Cells

B.8 PV Technology in Isolated Generation

B.9 Looking at Thin Film Solar Cells

C. Global Market Overview of Solar PV Cells

C.1 Market Profile

C.2 Market Size

C.3 Growth Patterns of the Market

C.4 Market Statistics - Production Side

C.5 Commercialization Potential & Market Development

C.6 Future of the Market

D. Analysis of Plasmonic Solar Cells

D.1 What are Plasmonic Solar Cells?

D.2 Development of Plasmonic Solar Cells - a Historical Perspective

D.3 Optical Properties of Metal Particles

D.4 How Plasmonics are Advancing Photovoltaics

D.5 Understanding the Design of Plasmonic Solar Cells

D.6 How a Plasmonic Solar Cell Works

D.7 Materials Used in Plasmonic Solar Cells

E. Looking at Applications of Plasmonic Solar Cells

E.1 Overview

E.2 Plasmonic Solar Cells in Space Exploration

E.3 Plasmonic Solar Cells Help in Rural Electrification

E.4 Using Plasmonic Solar Cells for Power Stations

E.5 Plasmonic Solar Cells and Consumer Electronics

F. Latest Research in Plasmonic Solar Cells

G. New Plasmonic Solar Cell Designs

H. Application in Large-Area PV Module Production

I. Future Perspective: Plasmonic Solar Cells

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Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Energy and Natural Resources


Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Energy and Natural Resources