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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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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...
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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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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...
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Melskens, J. (author), Eijt, S.W.H. (author), Schouten, M. (author), Vullers, A.S. (author), Mannheim, Awital (author), Schut, H. (author), Macco, Bart (author), Zeman, M. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author)
The nanostructure of hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) is studied by means of doppler broadening positron annihilation spectroscopy (DB-PAS) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. The evolution of open volume deficiencies is monitored during annealing, demonstrating that small vacancies and other small vacancy clusters that...
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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...
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Si, F.T. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
The benefit of two-terminal multijunction solar cells in regard to the number
of junctions (subcells) is critically evaluated. The optical and electrical losses
inherent in the construction of multijunction cells are analyzed using information
from thin-film silicon photovoltaics as a representative case. Although
the...
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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...
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Chandra Mouli, G.R. (author), Van Der Meer, Dennis (author), Bauer, P. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Schijffelen, Jos H. (author), van den Heuvel, Mike (author), Kardolus, Menno (author)
abstract 2017
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Vasudevan, R.A. (author), Poli, Isabella (author), Deligiannis, D. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author)
Light-induced effects on the minority carrier lifetime of silicon heterojunction structures are studied through multiple-exposure photoconductance decay (MEPCD). MEPCD monitors the effect of the measurement flash from a photoconductance decay setup on a sample over thousands of measurements. Varying the microstructure of the intrinsic...
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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...
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Perez Rodriguez, P. (author), Digdaya, I.A. (author), Mangel Raventos, A. (author), Falkenberg, M. (author), Vasudevan, R.A. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Smith, W.A. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author)
One of the main problems of renewable energies is storage of the energy carrier. For long-term storage, solar fuels seem to be a good option. Direct solar water splitting could play an important role in the production of these solar fuels. One of the main challenges of this process is the charge separation and collection at the interfaces. The...
conference paper 2016
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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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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...
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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...
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Onwudinanti, Chidozie (author), Vismara, R. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Grenet, Louis (author), Emieux, Fabrice (author), Zeman, M. (author)
We have used 3-D optical modelling to investigate light management concepts based on periodic textures and material optimization for photovoltaic devices based on Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS) absorber material. At first, calibration of the software based on the characterization of a reference (1500-nm thick) CIGS device was carried out. The effects of 1...
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Shariat Torbaghan, S. (author)
The new energy policy of the European Union (EU) with the core objectives of competitiveness, reliability and sustainability, has driven Europe into a transition towards a low carbon & sustainable electricity supply systems. Under the new policy, the European energy systems are pursing two major objectives. First is to shift the focus from...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Zuijderduin, R. (author)
Worldwide there is an increasing need for a more sustainable form of electrical power delivery with a growing share of renewable energy generation. In the distribution and transmission network, large-scale and small-scale wind and solar power plants will be introduced, in proportion to the annual economic growth. The transmission and...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Shekhar, A. (author), Prasanth, V. (author), Bauer, P. (author), Bolech, M. (author)
The economic viability of on-road wireless charging of electric vehicles (EVs) strongly depends on the choice of the inductive power transfer (IPT) system configuration (static or dynamic charging), charging power level and the percentage of road coverage of dynamic charging. In this paper, a case study is carried out to determine the expected...
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Tsekmes, I.A. (author)
The addition of microsized fillers to polymers, in order to tailor their properties, has been extensively used in many industrial applications since the 1960s. The same approach applies to the field of electrical insulation. Epoxy resin is a widely used polymer in the electrical power sector, but it is usually loaded with microsized fillers,...
doctoral thesis 2016
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