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Title: Colored solar cells with minimal current mismatch

Abstract

After introducing the numerical relationship between color and current of a solar cell, it is shown that by using thicker antireflecting coatings, it is possible to fabricate different color silicon solar cells with very similar current, only slightly below the one of the best coating. Representative cases of surface structure, cell quality, and materials for the antireflecting layer are considered to explore the generality of the results for both encapsulated and nonencapsulated solar cells. Experimental support to the conclusion is also presented.

Authors:
; ;  [1]
  1. Univ. Politecnica de Madrid (Spain)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
687476
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 46; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: PBD: Sep 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; SILICON SOLAR CELLS; COLOR; ANTIREFLECTION COATINGS; ELECTRIC CURRENTS; FABRICATION

Citation Formats

Tobias, I., El Moussaouri, A., and Luque, A. Colored solar cells with minimal current mismatch. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.1109/16.784185.
Tobias, I., El Moussaouri, A., & Luque, A. Colored solar cells with minimal current mismatch. United States. doi:10.1109/16.784185.
Tobias, I., El Moussaouri, A., and Luque, A. Wed . "Colored solar cells with minimal current mismatch". United States. doi:10.1109/16.784185.
@article{osti_687476,
title = {Colored solar cells with minimal current mismatch},
author = {Tobias, I. and El Moussaouri, A. and Luque, A.},
abstractNote = {After introducing the numerical relationship between color and current of a solar cell, it is shown that by using thicker antireflecting coatings, it is possible to fabricate different color silicon solar cells with very similar current, only slightly below the one of the best coating. Representative cases of surface structure, cell quality, and materials for the antireflecting layer are considered to explore the generality of the results for both encapsulated and nonencapsulated solar cells. Experimental support to the conclusion is also presented.},
doi = {10.1109/16.784185},
journal = {IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices},
number = 9,
volume = 46,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
}