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Title: 15.7% Efficient 10-μm-Thick Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells Using Periodic Nanostructures

Abstract

Only ten micrometer thick crystalline silicon solar cells deliver a short-circuit current of 34.5 mA cm -2 and power conversion efficiency of 15.7%. Here, the record performance for a crystalline silicon solar cell of such thinness is enabled by an advanced light-trapping design incorporating a 2D inverted pyramid photonic crystal and a rear dielectric/reflector stack.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [3];  [3];  [1]
  1. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
  2. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States); Middle East Technical Univ., Ankara (Turkey)
  3. The Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
OSTI Identifier:
1558402
Grant/Contract Number:  
EE0005320
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advanced Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 27; Journal Issue: 13; Journal ID: ISSN 0935-9648
Publisher:
Wiley
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; light trapping; photonic crystal; silicon photovoltaic; solar cells; ultrathin

Citation Formats

Branham, Matthew S., Hsu, Wei -Chun, Yerci, Selcuk, Loomis, James, Boriskina, Svetlana V., Hoard, Brittany R., Han, Sang Eon, and Chen, Gang. 15.7% Efficient 10-μm-Thick Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells Using Periodic Nanostructures. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1002/adma.201405511.
Branham, Matthew S., Hsu, Wei -Chun, Yerci, Selcuk, Loomis, James, Boriskina, Svetlana V., Hoard, Brittany R., Han, Sang Eon, & Chen, Gang. 15.7% Efficient 10-μm-Thick Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells Using Periodic Nanostructures. United States. doi:10.1002/adma.201405511.
Branham, Matthew S., Hsu, Wei -Chun, Yerci, Selcuk, Loomis, James, Boriskina, Svetlana V., Hoard, Brittany R., Han, Sang Eon, and Chen, Gang. Wed . "15.7% Efficient 10-μm-Thick Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells Using Periodic Nanostructures". United States. doi:10.1002/adma.201405511. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1558402.
@article{osti_1558402,
title = {15.7% Efficient 10-μm-Thick Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells Using Periodic Nanostructures},
author = {Branham, Matthew S. and Hsu, Wei -Chun and Yerci, Selcuk and Loomis, James and Boriskina, Svetlana V. and Hoard, Brittany R. and Han, Sang Eon and Chen, Gang},
abstractNote = {Only ten micrometer thick crystalline silicon solar cells deliver a short-circuit current of 34.5 mA cm-2 and power conversion efficiency of 15.7%. Here, the record performance for a crystalline silicon solar cell of such thinness is enabled by an advanced light-trapping design incorporating a 2D inverted pyramid photonic crystal and a rear dielectric/reflector stack.},
doi = {10.1002/adma.201405511},
journal = {Advanced Materials},
number = 13,
volume = 27,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {2}
}

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