Could spectral converters really enhance photovoltaics?
Spectral converters have been proposed as a tool to achieve high efficiencies from Silicon photovoltaics(PV). Even though from the scientifical point of view it could be interesting to acomplish that, scientists should concentrate effort to invest in materials that can provide more return: in the case of spectral converters, they are very unlikely to have a place in flat-panel PV's... However, concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) technology may get a boost from such devices, an more attention should be driven to this goal. read morePDF Abstract