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On the optical design of thin film amorphous silicon solar cells

Zhu, furong and Singh, Jai (1993). On the optical design of thin film amorphous silicon solar cells. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells,31(2):119-131.

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Title On the optical design of thin film amorphous silicon solar cells
Author Zhu, furong
Singh, Jai
Journal Name Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
Publication Date 1993
Volume Number 31
Issue Number 2
ISSN 0927-0248   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-0027701117
Start Page 119
End Page 131
Total Pages 13
Place of Publication Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV * North-Holland
Abstract We have developed an optical analysis method to design the structure of multi-layer thin film solar cells. The optimised thickness of the individual layers in any single as well as tandem type thin film a-Si:H solar cells ban be obtained. By minimising the reflectance using an optimal anti-reflection coating layer and selecting a suitable rear contact material, a significant increase in the photon collection efficiency at long wavelength can be achieved. The effect of the variation in the thickness of different layers on the performance characteristics of a cell is discussed. The calculated results and analyses show that the present theoretical approach can be used directly to design any thin film solar cell with an optimised structure for a desired high conversion efficiency.
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