A III-V solar cell is described herein that includes all back side
contacts. Additionally, the positive and negative electrical contacts
contact compound semiconductor layers of the solar cell other than the
absorbing layer of the solar cell. That is, the positive and negative
electrical contacts contact passivating layers of the solar cell.
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL INTEREST
This invention was developed under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between
Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government
has certain rights in this invention.