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Title: Characterizing Recombination in CdTe-Based Solar Cells by the Temperature and Excitation Dependence of Open-Circuit Voltage and Photoluminescence

Abstract

Further improvement of the open-circuit voltage (V oc ) of thin-film photovoltaic devices requires that the rate of non-radiative recombination be monitored and reduced. In this study, we investigate a method that attempts to account for the excitation and temperature dependence of V oc and photoluminescence (PL), to extract detailed information about the spatial distribution of recombination and the effects of back contact offset.

Authors:
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  1. Texas State University
  2. University of Toledo
  3. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  4. First Solar, Inc.
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), SunShot Initiative
OSTI Identifier:
1523603
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5K00-73999
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), 25-30 June 2017, Washington, D.C.
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; ZnO nanoislands; solar cells; down shifting; light scattering

Citation Formats

Swartz, Craig H., Paul, Sanjoy, Grice, Corey R., Yan, Yanfa, Mansfield, Lorelle M, Grover, Sachit, Xiong, Gang, and Li, Jian V. Characterizing Recombination in CdTe-Based Solar Cells by the Temperature and Excitation Dependence of Open-Circuit Voltage and Photoluminescence. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1109/PVSC.2017.8366798.
Swartz, Craig H., Paul, Sanjoy, Grice, Corey R., Yan, Yanfa, Mansfield, Lorelle M, Grover, Sachit, Xiong, Gang, & Li, Jian V. Characterizing Recombination in CdTe-Based Solar Cells by the Temperature and Excitation Dependence of Open-Circuit Voltage and Photoluminescence. United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2017.8366798
Swartz, Craig H., Paul, Sanjoy, Grice, Corey R., Yan, Yanfa, Mansfield, Lorelle M, Grover, Sachit, Xiong, Gang, and Li, Jian V. Mon . "Characterizing Recombination in CdTe-Based Solar Cells by the Temperature and Excitation Dependence of Open-Circuit Voltage and Photoluminescence". United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2017.8366798.
@article{osti_1523603,
title = {Characterizing Recombination in CdTe-Based Solar Cells by the Temperature and Excitation Dependence of Open-Circuit Voltage and Photoluminescence},
author = {Swartz, Craig H. and Paul, Sanjoy and Grice, Corey R. and Yan, Yanfa and Mansfield, Lorelle M and Grover, Sachit and Xiong, Gang and Li, Jian V.},
abstractNote = {Further improvement of the open-circuit voltage (V oc ) of thin-film photovoltaic devices requires that the rate of non-radiative recombination be monitored and reduced. In this study, we investigate a method that attempts to account for the excitation and temperature dependence of V oc and photoluminescence (PL), to extract detailed information about the spatial distribution of recombination and the effects of back contact offset.},
doi = {10.1109/PVSC.2017.8366798},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1523603}, journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {11}
}

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