R. , Jeyakumar and Maiti, T. K. and Khader, Mahmoud M. and Kandasamy, Nikesh and Verma, Amit and Nekovei, Reza and Kumar, J. and Balaji, Nagarajan and Yi, Junsin (2017) High-efficiency c-Si based interdigitated point contact back heterojunction solar cells. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 28. pp. 9697-9703. ISSN 0957-4522

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We report on the modeling and performance optimization studies of point contact back heterojunction (BHJ) solar cells. BHJ solar cell technology is a combination of front heterojunction (a-Si:H/c-Si) solar cell technology and interdigitated back junction c-Si solar cell technology. In this work, both emitter (p(+)-a-Si:H) and back surface field (BSF, n(+)-a-Si:H) were formed at the rear side as an array of interdigitated points, where their respective contacts formed an interdigitated pattern. The gap between p-type and n-type contact fingers was fixed at 10 A mu m. The n(+)-a-Si:H (i.e. BSF) circular diameter was fixed while emitter size was varied, and vice versa. Simulation was also performed with and without passivation layer underneath emitter and BSF. We also investigated the impact of surface texture size on cell efficiency. By varying surface texture size, viz. pyramid height and base width, an efficiency as high as 26.61% was obtained with 761 mV V-oc, 41 mA/cm(2) J(sc), and 84.5% FF for a small pyramid structure with 2 mu m height and 4 mu m base width.

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Subjects: Engineering > Electronics and Electrical Engineering
Materials Science
Applied Physics/Condensed Matter
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Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2018 08:35
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2018 08:35
URI: http://npl.csircentral.net/id/eprint/2735

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