Searched for: subject%3A%22Crystalline%255C+Silicon%22
(1 - 19 of 19)
document
van Nijen, D.A. (author), Stevens, Tristan (author), Mercimek, Yavuzhan (author), Yang, G. (author), van Swaaij, R.A.C.M.M. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Manganiello, P. (author)
Nowadays, an increasing share of photovoltaic (PV) systems makes use of module- or submodule-level power electronics (PE). Furthermore, PE is used in stand-alone devices powered by PV-storage solutions. One way to facilitate further implementation of PE in PV applications is to integrate PE components into crystalline silicon PV cells. Herein...
journal article 2024
document
Ghayeni, Seyed Mehdi (author)
Thin-film silicon solar cells are an innovative approach to utilizing solar energy. Thanks to their flexibility, lower material usage, and production cost, they have the potential to be used in a range of applications. The conversion efficiencies of thin-film silicon solar cells need to be improved to make them commercially viable. This involves...
master thesis 2023
document
van Nijen, D.A. (author), Muttillo, M. (author), Van Dyck, R.I.K. (author), Poortmans, Jef (author), Zeman, M. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Manganiello, P. (author)
To achieve a high performance in sub-module power conditioning circuits, it is important that power converters are designed in accordance with the photovoltaic (PV) cell impedance at the input. Taking this one step further, exploiting the impedance of cell strings could even support novel power conditioning approaches in PV modules. In this...
journal article 2023
document
Blackstone, Thijs (author)
A next step in the energy transition is to produce green fuels from sunlight. One way to achieve this is via high voltage photovoltaic (PV) devices which can directly drive electrolysis reactions to produce hydrogen or other chemical fuels. Group IV based multijunction (MJ) PV devices are a candidate to function as these high voltage devices.<br...
master thesis 2022
document
de Vrijer, T. (author), Wiering, M. (author), van Nijen, D.A. (author), Padmakumar, G. (author), Sambamurthy, S. (author), Limodio, G. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author)
Surface textures that result in high optical yields are crucial for high efficiency photovoltaic (PV) devices. In this work three different texturing approaches are presented that result in smooth concave structures devoid of sharp features. Such features can sustain the crack-free growth of device quality nano- to poly-crystalline materials...
journal article 2022
document
de Vrijer, T. (author), van Nijen, D.A. (author), Parasramka, Harsh (author), Procel Moya, P.A. (author), Zhao, Y. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author)
Two terminal multi-junction (MJ) photovoltaic (PV) devices are well established concepts to increase the solar-to-electrical power conversion in reference to single PV junctions. In multi-junction PV devices two consecutive sub-cells are interconnected using a tunnel recombination junction (TRJ) in which the light excited holes of one sub...
journal article 2022
document
van Nijen, D.A. (author), Manganiello, P. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Isabella, O. (author)
Power electronics traditionally plays a crucial role in conditioning the power of photovoltaic (PV) modules and connecting the systems to the electricity grid. Recently, PV module designs with more sub-module power electronics are gaining increased attention. These designs can offer higher reliability and improved resilience against non...
review 2022
document
PADMAKUMAR, GOVIND (author)
Our world is on its way to re-engineer the daily life based on renewable clean energy. And this multilateral attempt to combat environmental and climate change has its focus perfectly poised to embrace the infinite energy source - solar energy as an alternative. Thin-film photovoltaic technology also referred to as second-generation technology...
master thesis 2021
document
de Vrijer, T. (author), Smets, A.H.M. (author)
Crystalline silicon tandem devices with perovskites, CIGS, and nanocrystalline silicon, as well as the TOPCon design, are incompatible with the conventional pyramidal surface texture of silicon. This is a result of crack formation in nano to polycrystalline growth on large sharp surface features. In this work, three texturing approaches are...
journal article 2021
document
van Nijen, D.A. (author)
For the continued growth of PV capacity, it will be necessary to store vast amounts of energy to overcome seasonal differences in energy generation. To this end, the conversion of electricity to liquid or gas fuels could play an important role in the future energy system. There are numerous ways to create fuels from solar energy, the...
master thesis 2020
document
Wiering, Maik (author)
In this thesis, two new types of crystalline silicon texturization were developed, eventually aimed to be used in a triple junction solar cell from monocrystalline silicon and two thin film silicon alloy layers. The bottom of the two thin film silicon layers is made of hydrogenated nanocrystalline silicon (nc-Si:H). The current problem with this...
master thesis 2020
document
Martinez Lopez, Arturo (author)
As solar energy finds its way into unexpected applications such as buildings or objects, the traditional rectangle-shaped module becomes inadequate. Although traditional modules have been optimized to deliver a large amount of power, they cannot be fitted easily into a façade or a wearable. This is why, new methods for integrating solar power...
master thesis 2019
document
Vismara, R. (author), Dane Linssen, N. P. (author), Wang, Ken X. (author), Fan, Shanhui (author), Isabella, O. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
We present a modelling study of thin silicon based solar cells endowed with periodic and decoupled front/back textures. After careful optimization, the proposed device models exhibit absorption beyond the Lambertian light trapping limit for a wide range of light angles of incidence. The advanced light management scheme is applied to (nano...
conference paper 2018
document
de Groot, Yvar (author)
To improve the performance of the high efficiency c-Si solar cells within the PVMD group several front metallization methods were investigated. The objective was to decrease the series resistance, which would lead to an increase in FF and thus efficiency. Three different cell structure are examined; i) a poly-poly cell with SiN¬x as an ARC, ii)...
master thesis 2017
document
Seoane da Silva, Patricia (author)
master thesis 2017
document
Chaudhary, Aditya (author)
A tremendous amount of research in improving the efficiency of the single junction crystalline silicon (c-Si) based solar cells has brought its efficiency (26.6%) close to the theoretical maximum achievable conversion<br/>efficiency (29.43%) [1–3]. Thus to further improve the efficiency, new avenues of reducing losses need to be opened up. One...
master thesis 2017
document
Zhang, Y. (author)
Crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cells based on the polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) passivating contact is becoming one of the most promising solar cell structures that enable high efficiency due to the minimization of metal contact recombination. The interdigitated back contact (IBC) crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cells based on poly-Si...
master thesis 2017
document
Yang, G. (author), Zhang, Y. (author), Procel Moya, P.A. (author), Weeber, A.W. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
Highest conversion efficiency in crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cells can be enabled by quenching minority carriers' recombination at c-Si/contact interface owing to carrier-selective passivating contacts. With the semi-insulating poly-crystalline silicon (SIPOS, poly-Si) a very good passivation of c-Si surfaces was obtained. We have...
journal article 2017
document
Viswanathan, B. (author), Reinders, A.H.M.E. (author), De Boer, D.K.G. (author), Ras, A. (author), Zahn, H. (author), Desmet, L. (author)
Solar photovoltaic outdoor lighting applications usually comprise flat plate PV modules mounted on top of a light pole. In our paper instead, it is thought of to design the light pole as a luminescent solar concentrator photovoltaic (LSC-PV) module with solar cell strips and hence reduce costs of silicon solar cells because concentration effects...
conference paper 2012
Searched for: subject%3A%22Crystalline%255C+Silicon%22
(1 - 19 of 19)