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Wapperom, Sander (author)
There is a 95% certainty that human activity is the dominant cause of observed warming since the mid-20thcentury [1]. Burning fossil fuels for energy is the dominant cause of greenhouse gas emissions. 32% of the Dutch energy supply is consumed by the built environment. The façade is the largest area of the building envelope. Consequently, the...
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Choubey, Anjali (author)
Crystalline silicon (c-Si) has low absorption coefficient in the near infra-red spectrum(NIR), which results in transmission losses in this region. This means there is a need for a back reflector in c-Si solar cells to capture the NIR light. One of the easiest ways of capturing NIR light is by using a reflective metal layer deposited onto a...
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van Nierop y Sanchez, Chris (author)
Whilst research in solar cell materials lead to higher efficiencies every year, new difficulties arise with every breakthrough to get an even higher efficiency. Therefore, every component of a PV system should be examined, as well as how their behaviour under operation affects performance to improve the overall PV yield. In particular the...
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Xu, Haiyuan (author)
In this thesis, contact resistivity for carrier-selective contacts (CSCs) is evaluated by using finite element simulations TCAD Sentaurus. First, the process of transmission line measurement (TLM) is modelled and validated based on current-voltage (I-V) data comparison between reference experiment and simulation results on polycrystalline...
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Villa, Simona (author)
Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) has the potential to play a major role in the ongoing transition towards nearly zero energy buildings. However, the BIPV market is still a niche market, representing only 1% of the global PV share. One of the main barriers that hinder the deployment of BIPV is the lack of aesthetic flexibility. Architects...
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de Vries, Tim (author)
A quick-scan algorithm has been developed in order to evaluate rooftop PV potential in the Netherlands. Both its panel fitting and yield prediction functions have been validated with existing systems monitored by Solar Monkey. The calculation times of different parts of the algorithm were measured and decreased while keeping the accuracy of the...
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Garro Etxebarria, Julen (author)
Bifacial PV modules and floating PV systems are two fast-growing technologies in the photovoltaic sector. Bifacial PV modules make use of the irradiance that is incident on both faces of the module, leading to higher energy yields. Several techniques are used in order to enhance this bifaciality effect, one of them being the use of reflectors....
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Saez Armenteros, Aurora (author)
Interdigitated back contact silicon heterojunction (IBC-SHJ) solar cells have demonstrated 26.6\% world record efficiency by combining outstanding passivation of Si thin film layers with the absence of front shading contact in the crystalline silicon (c-Si) absorber bulk. Furthermore, this type of solar cell merges advantages of c-Si with Si...
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Raja Reddy, Chiraag (author)
Solar Photovoltaics has been a major source of clean renewable energy. Globally, PV has seen an exponential rise in installed capacity in the last decade. Better accessibility of PV technologies have created new opportunities for Urban
applications. Building Integrated PV is one such promising application where PV technologies are used to...
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Evasari, Erlina Rosa (author)
High-performance perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have attracted great attention from researchers around the world. Rapid researches and developments of PSCs are shown by the increase of its efficiency from 3.8% in 2009 to a new world record of 22.4% in 2017. Hysteresis phenomenon in current density voltage (J-V) is one of the challenges occurring...
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Payani, Manoj (author)
External Quantum Efficiency (EQE) is an important performance measure parameter of a solar cell. EQE characterization gives deeper insights into the opto-electrical properties, current generation and recombination mechanisms in solar cells. Conventional EQE characterization of solar cells are done using a monochromator and lock-in amplifier....
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Loef, Thomas (author)
Thin-film silicon solar cells make use of relatively thin layers of active material compared to wafer based solar cells. The main advantage of thin absorber layers is the possibility to fabricate flexible solar cells. However, due to limited absorber layer thickness and weak absorption coefficients at long wavelengths, light management...
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Zhao, Yifeng (author)
Nowadays, silicon heterojunction (SHJ) solar cell is one of the most promising photovoltaic technologies thanks to the outstanding passivation quality from the a-Si:H layers. Together with the interdigitated-back-contacted (IBC) architecture, it enables the highest efficient, 26.7%, single junction c-Si solar cell. However, the mass production...
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Suresh, Sunil (author)
Having an absorber layer thickness below 1 micrometre for a regular copper indium gallium di-selenide (CIGS) solar cell reduces the pathways for electron collection which lead to reduced recombination in the bulk absorber layer. Additionally, it reduces material costs and production time. Yet, having such a thin absorber reduces the cell...
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Zhao, Yiran (author)
As a new face of PV industry, bifacial technology offers the utmost utilization of reflected light while efforts are still required to further improve its cell efficiency. The objective of this thesis project is to fabricate bifacial solar cell with poly-Si passivating contacts only underneath metal grids. An advanced bifacial architecture is...
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Mishra, Sandeep (author)
Photovoltaic (PV) systems have provided the world with a renewable and environment friendly energy solution. However, PV systems face various loss mechanisms at the module level as well as power electronics level which need to be addressed for further growth of the technology. Power generation from PV modules suffer from heat losses that are a...
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Guo, Peiqing (author)
Carrier-selective passivating contacts (CSPCs) is now a popular contact structure that effectively passivates the crystalline silicon (c-Si) surface as well as selectively extracts the specific type of charge carrier (electrons or holes). In this thesis work, we developed the CSPCs based on oxygen-alloyed polycrystalline silicon (poly-SiOx)...
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Garcia Goma, Elias (author)
Accurate Annual Energy Yield (AEY) predictions can mean important savings due to optimization of energy generation for both particular and utility scale PV systems.
However, currently available commercial models fall short to faithfully reproduce complex designs, specially involving bifacial modules, where albedo gains are relevant.
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Nepal, Pramod (author)
Ever since the commercial growth of PV installations, soiling has been a crucial factor to decrease its performance ratio. Environmental factors such as irradiation, wind, rainfall, and back module temperature affect the yield of a system, but, in many environments, soiling of PV modules carries the largest impact. Cost effective soiling...
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Schepel, Veikko (author)
The growing importance of solar energy, or photovoltaic (PV) energy, worldwide in recent years has increased the need for publicly available, reliable information on PV technology. To this end, the PVMD group launched its own solar energy website titled the Dutch PV Portal (PVP 1.0) in 2014. This thesis centred around the expansion of the PVP 1...
master thesis 2018
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