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Zhao, Y. (author), Procel Moya, P.A. (author), Han, C. (author), Mazzarella, L. (author), Yang, G. (author), Weeber, A.W. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Isabella, O. (author)
Low activation energy (E<sub>a</sub>) and wide bandgap (E<sub>g</sub>) are essential for (p)-contacts to achieve effective hole collection in silicon heterojunction (SHJ) solar cells. In this work, we study Plasma-Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition p-type hydrogenated nanocrystalline silicon oxide, (p)nc-SiO<sub>x</sub>:H, combined with (p)nc...
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Köhler, Malte (author), Pomaska, Manuel (author), Procel Moya, P.A. (author), Santbergen, R. (author), Lambertz, Andreas (author), Duan, Weiyuan (author), Eberst, Alexander (author), Luysberg, Martina (author), Isabella, O. (author)
A highly transparent passivating contact (TPC) as front contact for crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cells could in principle combine high conductivity, excellent surface passivation and high optical transparency. However, the simultaneous optimization of these features remains challenging. Here, we present a TPC consisting of a silicon-oxide...
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Han, C. (author), Zhao, Y. (author), Mazzarella, L. (author), Santbergen, R. (author), Bento Montes, A.R. (author), Procel Moya, P.A. (author), Yang, G. (author), Zhang, Xiaodan (author), Zeman, M. (author), Isabella, O. (author)
The window layers limit the performance of silicon heterojunction (SHJ) solar cells with front and back contacts. Here, we optimized tungsten-doped indium oxide (IWO) film deposited by radio frequency magnetron sputtering at room temperature. The opto-electrical properties of the IWO were manipulated when deposited on top of thin-film silicon...
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Scire, D. (author), Macaluso, Robert (author), Mosca, Mauro (author), Mirabella, S. (author), Gulino, Antonino (author), Isabella, O. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Crupi, I. (author)
Thin layers of MoO<sub>x</sub> have been deposited by thermal evaporation followed by post-deposition annealing. The density of states distributions of the MoO<sub>x</sub> films were extracted deconvoluting the absorption spectra, measured by a photothermal deflection spectroscopy setup, including the small polaron contribution. Results...
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Calcabrini, A. (author), Muttillo, M. (author), Weegink, Raoul (author), Manganiello, P. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Isabella, O. (author)
Photovoltaic modules in the urban environment are very often exposed to uneven illumination conditions. The electrical interconnection between solar cells in a photovoltaic module limits the power that a solar module can generate under partial shading conditions. In this article, we introduce a PV module that is able to dynamically reconfigure...
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Yamashita, Yudai (author), Ruiz Tobon, C.M. (author), Santbergen, R. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Suemasu, Takashi (author)
We performed advanced opto-electrical simulations on thin-film BaSi<sub>2</sub> solar cells. First, absorption spectra of BaSi<sub>2</sub>-pn homojunction solar cells on Si substrate were calculated based on flat and/or pyramidally-textured surfaces, wherein 20-nm-thick n<sup>+</sup>-BaSi<sub>2</sub> was the topmost electron transport layer....
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Calcabrini, A. (author), Weegink, Raoul (author), Manganiello, P. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Isabella, O. (author)
Urban environments present a great potential to generate electricity with photovoltaic technology. However, this electricity cannot be fully harvested using conventional solar modules that have been designed for open landscapes. In urban environments, photovoltaic modules can often be subject to partial shading caused by trees and building...
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Singh, M. (author), Santbergen, R. (author), Syifai, Indra (author), Zeman, M. (author), Isabella, O. (author)
Since single junction c-Si solar cells are reaching their practical efficiency limit. Perovskite/c-Si tandem solar cells hold the promise of achieving greater than 30% efficiencies. In this regard, optical simulations can deliver guidelines for reducing the parasitic absorption losses and increasing the photocurrent density of the tandem...
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Verkou, M.H. (author), Ahmad, Z. (author), Ziar, H. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
Urban areas rely on the wide implementation of X-Integrated Photovoltaic (X-IPV) systems to provide green electricity for the sustainable electrification. In this research, a modelling framework to accurately predicting their output energy yield and asses their impact on the low voltage distribution grid has been developed. This tool can compute...
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Senthil, Ramalingam (author), Priya, Inbaraj Infanta Mary (author), Gupta, Mukund (author), Rath, C. (author), Ghosh, Nilanshu (author)
Energy consumption has increased with the population increase, and fossil fuel dependency has risen and causing pollutions. Solar energy is suitable to provide society's thermo-electric needs. Thermal energy storage-based concentrated solar receivers are aimed at store heat energy and transportable to the applications. A cavity receiver with...
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Singh, M. (author), Santbergen, R. (author), Mazzarella, L. (author), Madrampazakis, A. (author), Yang, G. (author), Vismara, R. (author), Remes, Z. (author), Weeber, A.W. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Isabella, O. (author)
The optical modelling for optimizing high-efficiency c-Si solar cells endowed with poly-SiO<sub>x</sub> or poly-SiC<sub>x</sub> carrier-selective passivating contacts (CSPCs) demands a thorough understanding of their optical properties, especially their absorption coefficient. Due to the mixed phase nature of these CSPCs, spectroscopic...
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Narayan, N.S. (author), Vega Garita, V.E. (author), Qin, Z. (author), Popovic-Gerber, Jelena (author), Bauer, P. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
Nearly 840 million people still lack access to electricity, while over a billion more have an unreliable electricity connection. In this article, the three different electrification pathways-grid extension, centralized microgrids, and standalone solar-based solutions, such as pico-solar and solar home systems (SHS)-are critically examined...
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Han, C. (author), Yang, G. (author), Montes, Ana (author), Procel Moya, P.A. (author), Mazzarella, L. (author), Zhao, Y. (author), Eijt, S.W.H. (author), Schut, H. (author), Zhang, Xiaodan (author), Zeman, M. (author), Isabella, O. (author)
In high-efficiency silicon solar cells featuring carrier-selective passivating contacts based on ultrathin SiOx/poly-Si, the appropriate implementation of transparent conductive oxide (TCO) layers is of vital importance. Considerable deterioration in passivation quality occurs for thin poly-Si-based devices owing to the sputtering damage...
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Rezaei, N. (author), Procel Moya, P.A. (author), Simor, Marcel (author), Vroon, Zeger (author), Zeman, M. (author), Isabella, O. (author)
An interdigitated back-contacted (IBC) configuration is proposed for submicron copper indium gallium (di)selenide (CIGS). In a modelling platform, the structure was opto-electrically optimized for maximum efficiency. The results are compared with a reference front/back-contacted (FBC) solar cell with similar absorber thickness and exhibiting...
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Scire, D. (author), Bonadonna, Marco (author), Zhao, Y. (author), Procel Moya, P.A. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Macaluso, Robert (author), Mosca, Mauro (author), Crupi, Isodiana (author)
The use of transition metal oxides for the selective carrier contact in the crystalline silicon solar cells technology is rising to interest for the excellent optoelectrical properties of these materials whose implementation, however, can result in lousy performing cells due to an S-shaped electrical characteristic. In this paper, we fabricated...
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Mazzarella, L. (author), Alcañiz Moya, A. (author), Kawa, Eliora (author), Procel Moya, P.A. (author), Zhao, Y. (author), Han, C. (author), Yang, G. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Isabella, O. (author)
Electrical simulations show that the dipole formed at (i)a-Si:H/MoOx interface can explain electrical performance degradation. We experimentally manipulate this interface by a plasma treatment (PT) to mitigate the dipole strength without harming the optical response. The optimal PT + MoOx stack results in strongly improved electrical...
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Tian, Y. (author), Bento Montes, A.R. (author), Vančo, Ľubomír (author), Čaplovičová, Mária (author), Vogrinčič, Peter (author), Šutta, Pavol (author), Satrapinskyy, Leonid (author), Zeman, M. (author), Isabella, O. (author)
The knowledge of the structural and compositional details of Si/BaSi<sub>2</sub>/Si heterostructure annealed at high temperature is a prerequisite for BaSi<sub>2</sub> application in heterojunction thin-film solar cells. For this purpose, Si/BaSi<sub>2</sub>/Si heterostructures deposited by magnetron sputtering with different Si layer...
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de Vries, Tim N.C. (author), Bronkhorst, Joris (author), Vermeer, Martijn (author), Donker, Jaap C.B. (author), Briels, Sven A. (author), Ziar, H. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Isabella, O. (author)
A quick-scan yield prediction method has been developed to assess rooftop photovoltaic (PV) potential. The method has three main parts. For each roof, first (i) virtual 3D roof segments were reconstructed using aerial imagery, then, (ii) PV modules were automatically fitted onto roof segments using a fitting algorithm and finally, (iii) expected...
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Procel Moya, P.A. (author), Xu, Haiyuan (author), Saez, Aurora (author), Ruiz Tobon, C.M. (author), Mazzarella, L. (author), Zhao, Y. (author), Han, C. (author), Yang, G. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Isabella, O. (author)
The contact resistivity is a key parameter to reach high conversion efficiency in solar cells, especially in architectures based on the so-called carrier-selective contacts. The importance of contact resistivity relies on the evaluation of the quality of charge collection from the absorber bulk through adjacent electrodes. The electrode...
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Pomaska, Manuel (author), Köhler, Malte (author), Procel Moya, P.A. (author), Zamchiy, Alexandr (author), Singh, Aryak (author), Kim, Do Yun (author), Isabella, O. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Li, Shenghao (author)
N-type microcrystalline silicon carbide (μc-SiC:H(n)) is a wide bandgap material that is very promising for the use on the front side of crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cells. It offers a high optical transparency and a suitable refractive index that reduces parasitic absorption and reflection losses, respectively. In this work, we...
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