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Title: Scalable High-Efficiency Thin Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells Enabled by Light-Trapping Nanostructures

This report summarizes the research activities of the Chen group at MIT over the last two years pertaining to our research effort developing and proving light-trapping designs for ultrathin crystalline silicon solar cells. We present a new world record efficiency for a sub-20-micron crystalline silicon device, as well as details on the combined photonic/electronic transport simulation we developed for photovoltaic applications.
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  1. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
  2. Middle East Technical University, Ankara (Turkey)
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Technical Report
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Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
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USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Country of Publication:
United States
14 SOLAR ENERGY Solar cell; photovoltaic; crystalline silicon; light-trapping; ultrathin