Recent Advances in Silicon Solar Cells

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials for Energy Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 1866

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School of Mechatronics Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
Interests: silicon solar cell; electronic perperties; electrical performance; photocarrier radiometry; photoluminescence; lock-in thermography
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School of Mechatronics Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
Interests: non-destructive testing and evulation; machine learning; silicon solar cell; 3D printing; in-process monitoring
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

To meet the global carbon peak and neutrality goals, there is high demand for green energy all over the world. Over recent decades, photovoltaic devices have shown a big potential to obtain electric power from solar irradiation when compared with other sources. Currently, photovoltaic silicon-based technologies are the most used around the world. In particular, the new presence of novel concepts of silicon solar cells such as HJT and TOPcon solar cells with high efficiency enhances this status.

To continually improve the efficiency and stability of silicon solar cells, new methods of designing, manufacturing processes, and inspection methodologies for silicon solar cells are involved. Furthermore, the rapid development of machine learning promotes the detection efficiency and accuracy of defects from silicon-based wafers to cell fabrication and photovoltaic modules based on state-of-the-art imaging tools such as electroluminescence imaging, photoluminescence imaging, lock-in thermography, etc.

The proposed Special Issue covers many of the topics mentioned above. The primary aim of this Special Issue is to provide newly developed advanced progress in the field of silicon solar cells.

It is our pleasure to invite you to submit your original research papers, as well as review papers, within the scope of this Special Issue.

Dr. Peng Song
Prof. Dr. Junyan Liu
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • silicon solar cell
  • theoretical models
  • electronic properties
  • electrical performance
  • local performance evaluation methodology
  • photocarrier radiometry
  • lock-in carrierography/ photoluminescence
  • electroluminescence imaging
  • lock-in thermography
  • automatic defect detection and classification
  • reliability diagnosis
  • machine learning

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Generation of Oxygen-Related Defects in Crystal Silicon Processed by the RPD
by Tomohiko Hara, Iori Oura, Takuma Matsuzuki and Yoshio Ohshita
Crystals 2023, 13(2), 310; https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst13020310 - 13 Feb 2023
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Suppression of the formation of crystal defects is essential for the realization of high-efficiency solar cells. The reactive plasma deposition (RPD) process introduces defects in the silicon crystal bulk and at the passivation layer/silicon crystal interface. This study suggests that oxygen impurities can [...] Read more.
Suppression of the formation of crystal defects is essential for the realization of high-efficiency solar cells. The reactive plasma deposition (RPD) process introduces defects in the silicon crystal bulk and at the passivation layer/silicon crystal interface. This study suggests that oxygen impurities can affect the generation of RPD-induced defects. Although the RPD deposition conditions were the same, the number of RPD-induced recombination centers in Cz-Si was larger than that in the Fz wafer. The increase in 950 °C pre-annealing resulted in increased peak intensity corresponding to defect level E1 in the Cz-Si MOS sample. In the case of Fz-Si, the increase in intensity with increasing pre-annealing time was slight. This indicates that oxygen precipitation might be related to the structure of RPD-induced defects. Full article
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