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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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Faturrochman, Gerry Julian (author), de Jong, M.M. (author), Santbergen, R. (author), Folkerts, W. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author)
In this work we consider noise barriers with integrated photovoltaic modules. The novelty is that bifacial modules are considered. A full scale bifacial photovoltaic noise barrier was built and its power output was monitored. In addition we developed an advanced numerical model for predicting this power output for given weather conditions....
journal article 2018
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Santbergen, R. (author), Muthukumar, V.A. (author), Valckenborg, R.M.E. (author), van de Wall, W.J.A. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
Photovoltaic (PV) modules receive both direct light from the sun and scattered light from the sky, ground and nearby objects. The calculation of incident irradiance becomes complex when nearby objects cast shadows or reflect sunlight onto the PV modules. In this paper a flexible irradiance model is presented that takes all these effects into...
journal article 2017
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Santbergen, R. (author), Meguro, Tomomi (author), Suezaki, Takashi (author), Koizumi, Gensuke (author), Yamamoto, Kenji (author), Zeman, M. (author)
We present a new version of our optical model for solar cell simulation: GenPro4. Its working principles are briefly explained. The model is suitable for quickly and accurately simulating a wide range of wafer-based and thin-film solar cells. Especially adjusting layer thicknesses to match the currents in multijunction devices can be done...
journal article 2017
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Santbergen, R. (author), Mishima, Ryoto (author), Meguro, Tomomi (author), Hino, Masashi (author), Uzu, Hisashi (author), Blanker, A.J. (author), Yamamoto, Kenji (author), Zeman, M. (author)
In a monolithic perovskite/c-Si tandem device, the perovskite top cell has to be deposited onto a flat c-Si bottom cell without anti-reflective front side texture, to avoid fabrication issues. We use optical simulations to analyze the reflection losses that this induces. We then systematically minimize these losses by introducing surface...
journal article 2016
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Ingenito, A. (author), Ortiz Lizcano, J.C. (author), Luxembourg, S.L. (author), Santbergen, R. (author), Weeber, A. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
At present, research in c-Si solar cells is focused on increasing the efficiency while reducing the amount of used materials. Since silicon wafer and metal contribute up to 50% to the cost of a module, it is crucial to reduce the amount of these materials to fabricate cost-effective modules. In particular, for reducing the consumption of metal,...
journal article 2014
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Si, F.T. (author), Kim, D. (author), Santbergen, R. (author), Tan, H. (author), Van Swaaij, R.A.C.M.M. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
journal article 2014
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Santbergen, R. (author), Hairen, T. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author)
The scattering cross-section of a plasmonic nanoparticle is proportional to the intensity of the electric field that drives the plasmon resonance. In this work we determine the driving field pattern throughout a complete thin-film silicon solar cell. Our simulations reveal that by tuning of the thicknesses of silicon and transparent conductive...
journal article 2014
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Tan, H. (author), Sivec, L. (author), Yan, B. (author), Santbergen, R. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author)
We show experimentally that the photocurrent of thin-film hydrogenated microcrystalline silicon (?c-Si:H) solar cells can be enhanced by 4.5?mA/cm2 with a plasmonic back reflector (BR). The light trapping performance is improved using plasmonic BR with broader angular scattering and lower parasitic absorption loss through tuning the size of...
journal article 2013
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Santbergen, R. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
We present a novel approach for modeling the reflectance, transmittance and absorption depth profile of thin-film multilayer structures such as solar cells. Our model is based on the net-radiation method adapted for coherent calculations and is highly flexible while using a simple algorithm. We demonstrate that as a result arbitrary multilayer...
journal article 2013
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Demontis, V. (author), Sanna, C. (author), Melskens, J. (author), Santbergen, R. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author), Damiano, A. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
Thin oxide interlayers are commonly added to the back reflector of thin-film silicon solar cells to increase their current. To gain more insight in the enhancement mechanism, we tested different back reflector designs consisting of aluminium-doped zinc oxide (ZnO:Al) and/or hydrogenated silicon oxide (SiOx:H) interlayers with different metals ...
journal article 2013
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Zeman, M. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Jäger, K. (author), Santbergen, R. (author), Solntsev, S. (author), Topic, M. (author), Krc, J. (author)
Light management is important for improving the performance of thin-film solar cells. Advanced concepts of efficient light scattering and trapping inside the cell structures need to be investigated. An important tool for design and optimisation of the concepts present optical modelling and simulation. In the article a model of light scattering...
journal article 2012
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De Haan, V.O. (author), Santbergen, R. (author), Tijssen, M. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
Optical standing wave sensors have been manufactured by amorphous silicon deposition. The responses of these sensors, when subjected to standing waves, have been calculated and measured. It is shown that the responses are different depending on the way the standing wave is created. The responses also depend on the thickness and material...
journal article 2012
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De Haan, V. (author), Santbergen, R. (author), Tijssen, M. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
A study is presented giving the response of three types of fiber-optic interferometers by which a standing wave through an object is investigated. The three types are a Sagnac, Mach–Zehnder and Michelson–Morley interferometer. The response of the Mach–Zehnder interferometer is similar to the Sagnac interferometer. However, the Sagnac...
journal article 2011
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