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Conversion and storage of solar energy is of growing importance as fossil fuel energy

sources are depleted and stricter environmental legislation is implemented. Photo-

electrochemical systems have the potential not only to convert, but also to store,

incident solar energy. Design component and system considerations, and a number of

photoelectrochemical solar cells with storage have been reviewed in this chapter.

Future advances in photoelectrochemical storage will be driven not only by

technological developments, but also by economic (fossil fuel prices) and environ-

mental (greenhouse gas build-up) factors.

Figure 10.15 Two days’ measured conversion and storage characteristics of the AlGaAs/Si/MH/

NiOOH MBPEC solar cell (Licht, 1999).

S. Licht and G. Hodes



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