Creation and Optimization of Novel Solar Cell Power via Bimaterial Piezoelectric MEMS Device
Baughman, David C.
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Current solar cell technology suffers low efficiencies in the commercial sector and cost prohibitive technology at higher efficiencies. This thesis investigates the possibility of a novel, alternate, avenue for the creation of solar power, which has the potential to be both cost effective and highly efficient. The approach converts solar energy into electrical energy via a MEMS device that utilizes spectrum-insensitive thermal absorption combined with power generation via the piezoelectric effect. The thesis investigates the underlying physics, materials needed, design requirements, computer modeling, optimization, and microfabrication process in the creation of such a device.
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