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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...
master thesis 2019
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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...
master thesis 2018
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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...
master thesis 2018
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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...
master thesis 2018
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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...
master thesis 2018
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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....
master thesis 2018
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Albuquerque, Rahul (author)
The electrical output of a solar panel can be optimised in several ways, through the inclusion of bypass diodes (BPDs) or to have a maximum power point (MPP) tracker or DC optimiser to ensure that the panel is always operating at its global MPP. However most of these systems have to be implemented externally to the panel. A new system, the...
master thesis 2018
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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...
master thesis 2018
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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...
master thesis 2018
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le Boucher d'Hérouville, Guillaume (author)
High efficiency silicon heterojunction (SHJ) solar cells have already reached more than 26% (Yoshikawa et al., 2017) efficiency when tunnel oxide passivated contacts solar cells just broke the 26% barrier at the beginning of February 2018 (ISFH, 2018). For such devices, major losses occur at both the front and rear contacts where parasitic...
master thesis 2018
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Fuentes Casillas, Jorge (author)
One of the most important aspects to consider when a PV system will be mounted, is the PV panel’s orientation in order to receive the highest amount of solar radiation and thus produce as much energy as possible. This is achieved by tilting the solar panel to an optimal angle (which depends of the location’s latitude) or by tracking systems...
master thesis 2017
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