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Introduction: Solar Energy Conversion

Lewis, Nathan S. (2015) Introduction: Solar Energy Conversion. Chemical Reviews, 115 (23). pp. 12631-12632. ISSN 0009-2665. doi:10.1021/acs.chemrev.5b00654. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20151215-082636905

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Abstract

This thematic issue contains reviews of various aspects of Solar Energy Conversion. The sun provides the largest energy source known to man, with more energy from sunlight striking the earth in 1 h than all of the energy consumed on the planet in an entire year. Solar panels provide a known, scalable technology to capture and convert sunlight into electricity. Moreover, the costs of Si-based photovoltaic panels have declined continuously in the past decade, to the point where solar electricity is now cost-competitive in certain regions and niche markets. Nevertheless, solar energy conversion continues to attract fervent efforts devoted to the discovery and development of new materials, concepts, devices, and systems that can provide new and/or dramatically improved functionality and scalability.


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Additional Information:© 2015 American Chemical Society. Published: December 9, 2015.
Issue or Number:23
DOI:10.1021/acs.chemrev.5b00654
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Official Citation:Introduction: Solar Energy Conversion Nathan S. Lewis Chemical Reviews 2015 115 (23), 12631-12632 DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemrev.5b00654
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