Split Spectrum Solar Cell

A compound photovoltaic device in which sunlight is first divided into spectral regions by optical means.

Each region is then directed to a different photovoltaic cell optimized for converting that portion of the spectrum into electricity.

Such a device achieves significantly greater overall conversion of incident sunlight into electricity.

See also: Photovoltaic Array, Solar Cell.

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Subjects: Electronics Semiconductors