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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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Yang, G. (author), Van Swaaij, R.A.C.M.M. (author), Isabella, O. (author)
The present invention relates to a new method of texturing a glass surface. In further aspects, the present invention relates to the resulting textured glass surface; to a photovoltaic device comprising the textured glass surface; and, to use of the textured glass surface for scattering light.
patent 2015
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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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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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Tan, H. (author), Psomadaki, E. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Fischer, M. (author), Babal, P. (author), Vasudevan, R.A. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author)
journal article 2013
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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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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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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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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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Lipovšek, B. (author), Kr?, J. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Topi?, M. (author)
Diffusive dielectric materials such as white paint have been demonstrated as effective back reflectors in the photovoltaic technology. In this work, a one-dimensional (1D) optical modeling approach for simulation of white paint films is developed and implemented in a 1D optical simulator for thin-film solar cells. The parameters of white paint,...
journal article 2010
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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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