Analysis of Losses in Open Circuit Voltage for an 18-μm Silicon Solar Cell
AbstractAn 18 μm thin crystalline silicon solar cell was demonstrated, and its best open circuit voltage is 642.3 mV. However, this value is far from the cell’s theoretical upper limit in an ideal case. This paper explores the open circuit voltage losses of the thin silicon solar cell, starting from the ideal case, through first principle calculation and experiments. The open circuit voltage losses come from the introduced recombination due to the non-ideal surface passivation and contacts integration on front and rear surfaces, and edge isolation. This paper presents a roadmap of the open circuit voltage reduction from an ideal case of 767.0 mV to the best measured value of 642.3 mV. View Full-Text
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Wang, L.; Han, J.; Lochtefeld, A.; Gerger, A.; Barnett, A. Analysis of Losses in Open Circuit Voltage for an 18-μm Silicon Solar Cell. Appl. Sci. 2015, 5, 682-694.
Wang L, Han J, Lochtefeld A, Gerger A, Barnett A. Analysis of Losses in Open Circuit Voltage for an 18-μm Silicon Solar Cell. Applied Sciences. 2015; 5(4):682-694.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wang, Lu; Han, Jianshu; Lochtefeld, Anthony; Gerger, Andrew; Barnett, Allen. 2015. "Analysis of Losses in Open Circuit Voltage for an 18-μm Silicon Solar Cell." Appl. Sci. 5, no. 4: 682-694.