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Title: PV Optics: A Software Package for Solar Cells and Module Design

Abstract

PV Optics is a user-friendly software package developed to design and analyze solar cells and modules. It is applicable to a variety of optical structures, including thin and thick cells with light-trapping structures and metal optics. Using a combination of wave and ray optics to include effects of coherence and interference, it can be used to design single-junction and multijunction solar cells and modules. This paper describes some basic applications of PV Optics for crystalline and amorphous Si solar cell design. We present examples to examine the effects on solar cell performance of wafer thickness, antireflection coating thickness, texture height, and metal loss.

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Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
982278
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Optical Modeling and Measurements for Solar Energy Systems; Proceedings of the SPIE, Vol. 6652
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; ANTIREFLECTION COATINGS; COMPUTER CODES; DESIGN; HEIGHT; INTERFERENCE; METALS; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; OPTICS; PERFORMANCE; PROCEEDINGS; COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION; SILICON SOLAR CELLS; SOLAR CELLS; SOLAR ENERGY; TEXTURE; THICKNESS; Solar Energy - Photovoltaics

Citation Formats

Sopori, B. PV Optics: A Software Package for Solar Cells and Module Design. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1117/12.736550.
Sopori, B. PV Optics: A Software Package for Solar Cells and Module Design. United States. doi:10.1117/12.736550.
Sopori, B. Mon . "PV Optics: A Software Package for Solar Cells and Module Design". United States. doi:10.1117/12.736550.
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author = {Sopori, B.},
abstractNote = {PV Optics is a user-friendly software package developed to design and analyze solar cells and modules. It is applicable to a variety of optical structures, including thin and thick cells with light-trapping structures and metal optics. Using a combination of wave and ray optics to include effects of coherence and interference, it can be used to design single-junction and multijunction solar cells and modules. This paper describes some basic applications of PV Optics for crystalline and amorphous Si solar cell design. We present examples to examine the effects on solar cell performance of wafer thickness, antireflection coating thickness, texture height, and metal loss.},
doi = {10.1117/12.736550},
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place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}
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