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Isabella, O. (author), Battaglia, C. (author), Ballif, C. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
Nano-scale randomly textured front transparent oxides are superposed on micro-scale etched glass substrates to form modulated surface textures. The resulting enhanced light scattering is implemented in single and double junction thin-film silicon solar cells.
conference paper 2012
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Isabella, O. (author), Elshinawy, M.A.A. (author), Solntsev, S. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
Superstrate thin-film silicon triple-junction solar cells on 2-D gratings were optimized using opto-electrical modeling. Tuning the thickness of intermediate and back reflectors and the band gap of the middle cell resulted in 17% initial efficiency.
conference paper 2012
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Ingenito, A. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
The need for cost reduction requires using less raw material and cost-effective processes without sacrificing the conversion efficiency. For keeping high the generated photo-current, an advanced light trapping scheme for ultra-thin silicon wafers is here proposed, exhibiting absorptances up to 99% of 4n2 classical absorption limit for wafer...
conference paper 2014
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Gao, Y. (author), Dong, J. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Zhang, G (author)
Diverse solar irradiance spectra can be observed under different conditions of time, date, location, weather, etc. Since the solar irradiance spectrum is required by certain scientific and engineering applications, obtaining accurate spectral data is essential. Measurements by spectrophotometers are able to achieve accurate real-time data with...
conference paper 2016
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Isabella, O. (author)
Solar energy can fulfil mankind’s energy needs and secure a more balanced distribution of primary sources of energy. Wafer-based and thin-film silicon solar cells dominate todays’ photovoltaic market because silicon is a non-toxic and abundant material and high conversion efficiencies are achieved with silicon-based solar cells. To stay...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Procel Moya, P.A. (author), Yang, G. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
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journal article 2018
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Ruggeri, Edoardo (author), van Aken, Bas (author), Isabella, O. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
Imaging techniques, like electroluminescence and dark lock-in thermography, are valuable quality control tools as they yield quantitative and spatially resolved information about the device. In this paper, we isolated some of the conductive foil–cell interconnections of back-contact solar cells to study the appearance of these...
journal article 2018
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Ziar, H. (author), Asaei, Behzad (author), Farhangi, Shahrokh (author), Isabella, O. (author), Korevaar, M.A.N. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
Despite several decades of research in the field of photovoltaic (PV) systems, shading tolerance has still not been properly addressed. PV modules are influenced by shading concerning many factors, such as number and configuration of cells in the module, electrical and thermal characteristics of the cells, number and type of bypass circuits,...
journal article 2017
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Isabella, O. (author), Kr?, J. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
Substrates with a modulated surface texture were prepared by combining different interface morphologies. The spatial frequency surface representation method is used to evaluate the surface modulation. When combining morphologies with appropriate geometrical features, substrates exhibit an increased scattering level in a broad wavelength region....
journal article 2010
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van de Loo, B.W.H. (author), Ingenito, A. (author), Verheijen, M.P.A.M. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
Black silicon (b-Si) nanotextures can significantly enhance the light absorption of crystalline silicon solar cells. Nevertheless, for a successful application of b-Si textures in industrially relevant solar cell architectures, it is imperative that charge-carrier recombination at particularly highly n-type doped black Si surfaces is further...
journal article 2017
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Vismara, R. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
for photovoltaic applications. Then, the proposed back...
journal article 2017
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Yang, G. (author), Ingenito, A. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
Ion-implanted poly-crystalline silicon (poly-Si), in combination with a tunnel oxide layer, is investigated as a carrier-selective passivating contact in c-Si solar cells based on an interdigitated back contact (IBC) architecture. The optimized poly-Si passivating contacts enable low interface recombination, resulting in implied VOC (iVOC) of...
journal article 2016
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Pahud, C. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Naqavi, A. (author), Haug, F.J. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Herzig, H.P. (author), Ballif, C. (author)
We study n-i-p amorphous silicon solar cells with light-scattering nanoparticles in the back reflector. In one configuration, the particles are fully embedded in the zinc oxide buffer layer; In a second configuration, the particles are placed between the buffer layer and the flat back electrode. We use stencil lithography to produce the same...
journal article 2013
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Di Marco, G. (author), Galogero, G. (author), Di Carlo, A. (author), Lombardo, S. (author), Palmisano, L. (author), Isabella, O. (author)
journal article 2015
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Perez Rodriguez, P. (author), Cardenas-Morcoso, Drialys (author), Digdaya, I.A. (author), Mangel Raventos, A. (author), Procel Moya, P.A. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Gimenez, Sixto (author), Zeman, M. (author), Smith, W.A. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author)
Amorphous silicon carbide (a-SiC:H) is a promising material for photoelectrochemical water splitting owing to its relatively small band-gap energy and high chemical and optoelectrical stability. This work studies the interplay between charge-carrier separation and collection, and their injection into the electrolyte, when modifying the...
journal article 2018
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Si, F.T. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
Multijunction solar cells promise higher power-conversion efficiency than the single-junction. With respect to two-terminal devices, an accurate measurement of the spectral response requires a delicate adjustment of the light- and voltage-biasing; otherwise it can result in artifacts in the data and thus misinterpretation of the cell properties....
journal article 2016
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Isabella, O. (author), Vismara, R. (author), Ingenito, A. (author), Rezaei, N. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
The optical analysis of optically-textured and electrically-flat ultra-thin crystalline silicon (c-Si) slabs is presented. These slabs were endowed with decoupled front titanium-dioxide (TiO2) / back silicon-dioxide (SiO2) dielectric textures and were studied as function of two types of back reflectors: standard silver (Ag) and dielectric...
journal article 2016
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Si, F.T. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
Mixed-phase hydrogenated silicon oxide (SiOx:H) is applied to thin-film hydrogenated amorphous silicon germanium (a-SiGe:H) solar cells serving as both p-doped and n-doped layers. The bandgap of p-SiOx:H is adjusted to achieve a highly-transparent window layer while also providing a strong electric field. Bandgap grading of n-SiOx:H is designed...
journal article 2017
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Si, F.T. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Tan, H. (author)
We fabricated and studied quadruple-junction wide-gap a-Si:H/narrow-gap a-Si:H/a-SiGex:H/nc-Si:H thin-film silicon solar cells. It is among the first attempts in thin-film photovoltaics to make a two-terminal solar cell with four different absorber materials. Several tunnel recombination junctions were tested, and the n-SiOx:H/p-SiOx:H structure...
journal article 2017
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Gao, Y. (author), Dong, J. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Santbergen, R. (author), Tan, H. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Zhang, G.Q. (author)
Vertical space bears great potential of solar energy especially for congested urban areas, where photovoltaic (PV) windows in high-rise buildings can contribute to both power generation and daylight harvest. Previous studies on sun-tracking PV windows strayed into the trade-off between tracking performance and mutual shading, failing to achieve...
journal article 2018
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