Simulation of the scattering effect of randomly textured surfaces on the efficiency of thin film tandem solar cells

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Publication Details

Author(s): Rahimi Z, Pflaum C
Title edited volumes: Physics, Simulation, and Photonic Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices III
Publisher: SPIE
Publishing place: Bellingham
Publication year: 2014
Volume: 8981
Pages range: 1-7
ISBN: 9780819498946
ISSN: 1996-756X


Abstract


Thin film silicon solar cells are optimized to increase their efficiency. One technique to obtain higher efficiency is to increase path length of light using textured surfaces. The impact of these layers on efficiency is usually studied using experimental methods. This requires building of a solar cell and is time consuming and prone to error. Simulation is used to predict light scattering effects in large domains with textured layers. We studied these effects using a conformal finite integration technique (FIT) that efficiently simulates complex geometries with surface roughness. The simulated external quantum efficiency EQE for a solar cell with a μc-Si:H and aSi:H layers with surface roughness are presented. © 2014 SPIE.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Pflaum, Christoph Prof. Dr.
Professur für Informatik (Numerische Simulation mit Höchstleistungsrechnern)
Rahimi, Zhabiz
Professur für Informatik (Numerische Simulation mit Höchstleistungsrechnern)


How to cite

APA:
Rahimi, Z., & Pflaum, C. (2014). Simulation of the scattering effect of randomly textured surfaces on the efficiency of thin film tandem solar cells. In Physics, Simulation, and Photonic Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices III (pp. 1-7). Bellingham: SPIE.

MLA:
Rahimi, Zhabiz, and Christoph Pflaum. "Simulation of the scattering effect of randomly textured surfaces on the efficiency of thin film tandem solar cells." Physics, Simulation, and Photonic Engineering of Photovoltaic Devices III Bellingham: SPIE, 2014. 1-7.

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