Enhanced absorption and short circuit current density of selective emitter solar cell using double textured structure

Changheon Kim, Jonghwan Lee, Sangwoo Lim, Chaehwan Jeong

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Abstract

A double textured selective emitter (DTSE) solar cell was fabricated using Si wafer. The 40×40mm2 silicon substrates were textured to form a pyramid-shaped surface, and nanowires were fabricated by a metal-assisted chemical etching process using Ag nanoparticles. All surface modifications of the micro and nanostructures were done by a wet-based process. The heavily doped and shallow emitters for selective emitter solar cells were prepared through the POCl3 diffusion and a chemical etch-back process, respectively. The front and rear electrodes were prepared with a conventional screen printing method. The optical properties were enhanced through the double textured (DT) structure, and additional enhancement of the electrical properties was realized through the selective emitter concept. The DTSE solar cell achieved a higher conversion efficiency of 17.9% with improved absorption and short circuit current density compared to a DT solar cell.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)265-271
Number of pages7
JournalSolar Energy
Volume116
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jun 1

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the New & Renewable Energy Technology Development Program as well as the Energy Efficiency & Resources Core Technology Program of the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) grant funded by the Korean government Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy ( 20143020010860, 20132020102110 ). Also, this research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning ( NRF-2013R1A1A2008788 ) as well as by the Priority Research Centers Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (2009-0093823).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 Elsevier Ltd.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Materials Science(all)

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