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Influence of the optical window on the performance of TCO/CdS/CdTe solar cells

Abstract

Thin film solar cells, with structure TCO/CdS/CdTe/Cu, were fabricated using the transparent conducting oxides (TCOs) SnO{sub 2}:F, deposited by spray pyrolysis, and ZnO, deposited by reactive evaporation, as transparent electrodes. The TCO/CdS system with the CdS layer deposited by CBD (chemical bath deposition) method acts in the cell as an optical window and the CdTe deposited by CSS (close space sublimation) method acts as absorber layer, being the unique active layer of the cell. Details of the technological aspects of the solar cells fabrication as well as a discussion to explain the effect of the TCO layer on the solar cell performance will be given. The best results obtained in this work were: open circuit voltage of 0.57 V, short circuit current of 13 mA/cm{sup 2}, fill factor of 0.63 and conversion efficiency of 5.8%. (orig.)
Authors:
Gordillo, G; [1]  Grizalez, M; [2]  Moreno, L C; [3]  Landazabal, F [4] 
  1. Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota (Colombia). Dept. de Fisica
  2. Univ. de la Amazonia, Florencia (Colombia)
  3. Dept. de Quimica, Univ. Nacional de Colombia, Bogota (Colombia)
  4. Dept. de Fisica, Univ. de Cundinamarca, Fusagasuga (Colombia)
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2000
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-00:089834
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physica Status Solidi B; Journal Volume: 220; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 15. Latinamerican symposium on solid state physics (SLAFES 15), Cartagena de Indias (Colombia), 1-5 Nov 1999; Other Information: 6 refs.; PBD: 1 Jul 2000
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; SOLAR CELLS; TIN COMPOUNDS; FLUORINE; CADMIUM COMPOUNDS; ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPY; ZINC COMPOUNDS; IMPURITIES; ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE; VACUUM COATING; SPRAYED COATINGS; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; GROWTH; THIN FILMS
OSTI ID:
20097607
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0370-1972; PSSBBD; TRN: DE00GB985
Submitting Site:
DE
Size:
page(s) 215-219
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Gordillo, G, Grizalez, M, Moreno, L C, and Landazabal, F. Influence of the optical window on the performance of TCO/CdS/CdTe solar cells. Germany: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1002/1521-3951(200007)220:1<215::AID-PSSB215>3.3.CO;2-#.
Gordillo, G, Grizalez, M, Moreno, L C, & Landazabal, F. Influence of the optical window on the performance of TCO/CdS/CdTe solar cells. Germany. doi:10.1002/1521-3951(200007)220:1<215::AID-PSSB215>3.3.CO;2-#.
Gordillo, G, Grizalez, M, Moreno, L C, and Landazabal, F. 2000. "Influence of the optical window on the performance of TCO/CdS/CdTe solar cells." Germany. doi:10.1002/1521-3951(200007)220:1<215::AID-PSSB215>3.3.CO;2-#. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10.1002/1521-3951(200007)220:1<215::AID-PSSB215>3.3.CO;2-#.
@misc{etde_20097607,
title = {Influence of the optical window on the performance of TCO/CdS/CdTe solar cells}
author = {Gordillo, G, Grizalez, M, Moreno, L C, and Landazabal, F}
abstractNote = {Thin film solar cells, with structure TCO/CdS/CdTe/Cu, were fabricated using the transparent conducting oxides (TCOs) SnO{sub 2}:F, deposited by spray pyrolysis, and ZnO, deposited by reactive evaporation, as transparent electrodes. The TCO/CdS system with the CdS layer deposited by CBD (chemical bath deposition) method acts in the cell as an optical window and the CdTe deposited by CSS (close space sublimation) method acts as absorber layer, being the unique active layer of the cell. Details of the technological aspects of the solar cells fabrication as well as a discussion to explain the effect of the TCO layer on the solar cell performance will be given. The best results obtained in this work were: open circuit voltage of 0.57 V, short circuit current of 13 mA/cm{sup 2}, fill factor of 0.63 and conversion efficiency of 5.8%. (orig.)}
doi = {10.1002/1521-3951(200007)220:1<215::AID-PSSB215>3.3.CO;2-#}
journal = {Physica Status Solidi B}
issue = {1}
volume = {220}
journal type = {AC}
place = {Germany}
year = {2000}
month = {Jul}
}