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Title: Modeling Three-Terminal III-V/Si Tandem Solar Cells: Preprint

Abstract

Three-terminal (3T) tandem cells fabricated by combining an interdigitated back contact (IBC) Si device with a wider bandgap top cell have the potential to provide a robust operating mechanism to efficiently capture the solar spectrum without the need to current match sub-cells or fabricate complicated metal interconnects between cells. Here we develop a two dimensional device physics model to study the behavior of IBC Si solar cells operated in a 3T configuration. We investigate how different cell designs impact device performance and discuss the analysis protocol used to understand and optimize power produced from a single junction, 3T device.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
OSTI Identifier:
1369116
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5J00-67774
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 25-30 June 2017, Washington, D.C.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 25 ENERGY STORAGE; tandem solar cell; three-terminal; Sentaurus; TCAD; modeling

Citation Formats

Warren, Emily L., Deceglie, Michael G., Stradins, Paul, and Tamboli, Adele C. Modeling Three-Terminal III-V/Si Tandem Solar Cells: Preprint. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Warren, Emily L., Deceglie, Michael G., Stradins, Paul, & Tamboli, Adele C. Modeling Three-Terminal III-V/Si Tandem Solar Cells: Preprint. United States.
Warren, Emily L., Deceglie, Michael G., Stradins, Paul, and Tamboli, Adele C. Tue . "Modeling Three-Terminal III-V/Si Tandem Solar Cells: Preprint". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1369116.
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title = {Modeling Three-Terminal III-V/Si Tandem Solar Cells: Preprint},
author = {Warren, Emily L. and Deceglie, Michael G. and Stradins, Paul and Tamboli, Adele C.},
abstractNote = {Three-terminal (3T) tandem cells fabricated by combining an interdigitated back contact (IBC) Si device with a wider bandgap top cell have the potential to provide a robust operating mechanism to efficiently capture the solar spectrum without the need to current match sub-cells or fabricate complicated metal interconnects between cells. Here we develop a two dimensional device physics model to study the behavior of IBC Si solar cells operated in a 3T configuration. We investigate how different cell designs impact device performance and discuss the analysis protocol used to understand and optimize power produced from a single junction, 3T device.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jun 27 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Tue Jun 27 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
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