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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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Limodio, G. (author), Yang, G. (author), De Groot, Yvar (author), Procel, Paul (author), Mazzarella, L. (author), Weber, Arthur W. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
In this work, we develop SiO<sub>x</sub>/poly-Si carrier-selective contacts grown by low-pressure chemical vapor deposition and boron or phosphorus doped by ion implantation. We investigate their passivation properties on symmetric structures while varying the thickness of poly-Si in a wide range (20-250 nm). Dose and energy of implantation...
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Zhao, Y. (author), Mazzarella, L. (author), Procel Moya, P.A. (author), Han, C. (author), Yang, G. (author), Weeber, A.W. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Isabella, O. (author)
Hydrogenated nanocrystalline silicon oxide (nc-SiO<sub>x</sub>:H) layers exhibit promising optoelectrical properties for carrier-selective-contacts in silicon heterojunction (SHJ) solar cells. However, achieving high conductivity while preserving crystalline silicon (c-Si) passivation quality is technologically challenging for growing thin...
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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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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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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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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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Vismara, R. (author), Länk, Nils Odebo (author), Verre, Ruggero (author), Käll, Mikael (author), Isabella, O. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
The high-index all-dielectric nanoantenna system is a platform recently used for multiple applications, from metalenses to light management. These systems usually exhibit low absorption/scattering ratios and are not efficient photon harvesters. Nevertheless, by exploiting far-field interference, all-dielectric nanostructures can be engineered...
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Sönmez, Furkan Fatih (author), Ziar, H. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
The concept of view factor has various applications in engineering problems, ranging from heat management to bifacial photovoltaics. Analytical solutions for view factor calculations are difficult to obtain and normally numerical methods are used. For complex geometries, when several surfaces are arbitrarily arranged in a threedimensional...
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Hou, Fuhua (author), Han, C. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Yan, Lingling (author), Shi, Biao (author), Chen, Junfan (author), An, Sichong (author), Zeman, M. (author)
Perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells (TSCs) have the potential to achieve power conversion efficiency exceeding 30%. To be compatible with high-efficiency solution-deposited perovskite top cell, a planar front surface for silicon bottom cell is generally required. However, flat front surfaces result in large light reflection losses and thus...
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Han, C. (author), Mazzarella, L. (author), Zhao, Y. (author), Yang, G. (author), Procel Moya, P.A. (author), Tijssen, M. (author), Bento Montes, A.R. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
Broadband transparent conductive oxide layers with high electron mobility (μ<sub>e</sub>) are essential to further enhance crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cell performances. Although metallic cation-doped In<sub>2</sub>O<sub>3</sub> thin films with high μ<sub>e</sub> (&gt;60 cm<sup>2</sup> V<sup>-1</sup> s<sup>-1</sup>) have been extensively...
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Narayan, N.S. (author), Chamseddine, Ali (author), Vega-Garita, Victor (author), Qin, Z. (author), Popovic-Gerber, Jelena (author), Bauer, P. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
With almost 1.1 billion people lacking access to electricity, solar-based off-grid products like Solar Home Systems (SHS) have become a promising solution to provide basic electricity needs in un(der)-electrified regions. Therefore, optimal system sizing is a vital task as both oversizing and undersizing a system can be detrimental to system...
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Narayan, N.S. (author), Chamseddine, Ali (author), Vega-Garita, Victor (author), Qin, Z. (author), Popovic-Gerber, Jelena (author), Bauer, P. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
Off-grid solar home systems (SHSs) currently constitute a major source of providing basic electricity needs in un(der)-electrified regions of the world, with around 73 million households having benefited from off-grid solar solutions by 2017. However, in and of itself, state-of-the-art SHSs can only provide electricity access with adequate...
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Perez-Rodriguez, Paula (author), Vijselaar, Wouter (author), Huskens, Jurriaan (author), Stam, Machiel (author), Falkenberg, Michael (author), Zeman, M. (author), Smith, W.A. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author)
Solar fuels are a promising way to store solar energy seasonally. This paper proposes an earth-abundant heterostructure to split water using a photovoltaic-electrochemical device (PV-EC). The heterostructure is based on a hybrid architecture of a thin-film (TF) silicon tandem on top of a c-Si wafer (W) heterojunction solar cell (a-Si:H (TF)...
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Calcabrini, A. (author), Ziar, H. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
Architects, engineers and urban planners have today at their disposal several tools for simulating the energy yield of photovoltaic systems. These tools are based on mathematical models that perform repetitive calculations to determine the annual irradiation received by solar panels; hence when photovoltaic systems are installed in complex...
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Limodio, G. (author), Yang, G. (author), Ge, H. (author), Procel Moya, P.A. (author), de Groot, Y. (author), Mazzarella, L. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
In this work we develop a rear emitter silicon solar cell integrating carrier-selective passivating contacts (CSPCs) with different thermal budget in the same device. The solar cell consists of a B-doped poly-Si/SiO<sub>x</sub> hole collector and an i/n hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) stack acting as electron collector placed on the...
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Nepal, Pramod (author), Korevaar, Marc (author), Ziar, H. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
The deposition of dust, soil, and microfibers resulting from the surroundings, as well as the growth of minute pollens like moss and fungi, contributes toward photovoltaic (PV) module soiling. Soiling is a widely recognized factor that significantly reduces the power production by acting as a barrier for effective light absorption by the...
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Narayan, N.S. (author), Qin, Z. (author), Popovic, J. (author), Diehl, J.C. (author), Bauer, P. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
To improve access to electricity, decentralized, solar-based off-grid solutions like Solar Home Systems (SHSs) and rural micro-grids have recently seen a prolific growth. However, electrical load profiles, usually the first step in determining the electrical sizing of off-grid energy systems, are often non-existent or unreliable, especially when...
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Procel Moya, P.A. (author), Yang, G. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
This paper presents an analysis of physical mechanisms related to operation and optimization of interdigitated back contact (IBC) poly-silicon-based devices. Concepts of carrier selectivity and tunneling are used to identify the parameters that impact on the fill factor. Then, based on technology computer-aided design (TCAD) numerical...
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Özkol, E. (author), Procel Moya, P.A. (author), Zhao, Y. (author), Mazzarella, L. (author), Medlin, Rostislav (author), Šutta, Pavol (author), Isabella, O. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
Solar cells based on black silicon (b-Si) are proven to be promising in photovoltaics (PVs) by exceeding 22% efficiency. To reach high efficiencies with b-Si surfaces, the most crucial step is the effective surface passivation. Up to now, the highest effective minority carrier lifetimes are achieved with atomic layer-deposited Al<sub>2</sub>O...
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