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Title: 22.5% efficient silicon heterojunction solar cell with molybdenum oxide hole collector

Substituting the doped amorphous silicon films at the front of silicon heterojunction solar cells with wide-bandgap transition metal oxides can mitigate parasitic light absorption losses. This was recently proven by replacing p-type amorphous silicon with molybdenum oxide films. In this article, we evidence that annealing above 130 °C—often needed for the curing of printed metal contacts—detrimentally impacts hole collection of such devices. We circumvent this issue by using electrodeposited copper front metallization and demonstrate a silicon heterojunction solar cell with molybdenum oxide hole collector, featuring a fill factor value higher than 80% and certified energy conversion efficiency of 22.5%.
Authors:
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  1. Photovoltaics and Thin Film Electronics Laboratory, Institute of Microengineering (IMT), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Rue de la Maladière 71b, CH-2000 Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
  2. CSEM PV-Center, Jaquet-Droz 1, CH-2000 Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
  3. (Switzerland)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22489145
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 107; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; COPPER; DOPED MATERIALS; ELECTRODEPOSITION; ENERGY CONVERSION; FILL FACTORS; HETEROJUNCTIONS; HOLES; MOLYBDENUM OXIDES; SILICON; SOLAR CELLS; VISIBLE RADIATION