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Chrafih, Younes (author), Al-Hattab, Mohamed (author), El Boubekri, A. (author), Rahmani, Khalid (author), Bajjou, Omar (author), Basyooni, Mohamed A. (author)
Tandem solar cells have a wider photon absorption range, allowing them to provide better efficiency than single-junction SC. The upper cell absorbs high-energy photons, while the lower cell absorbs low-energy filtered photons. However, in order to obtain affordable, efficient, and long-lasting SC, the absorber layers of the top and bottom...
journal article 2024
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Kuruganti, V.V. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Mihailetchi, Valentin D. (author)
Interdigitated back contact (IBC) architecture can yield among the highest silicon wafer-based solar cell conversion efficiencies. Since both polarities are realized on the rear side, there is a definite need for a patterning step. Some of the common patterning techniques involve photolithography, inkjet patterning, and laser ablation. This...
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Sluijs, Peer (author)
Thin-film amorphous Silicon (a-Si) technology has been up and coming in recent years in order to achieve an efficiency comparable to crystalline Silicon (c-Si). Although the technology has existed for quite some time, it has not been researched as much as its crystalline counterpart, especially not in the hotspot reliability sector. The hotspot...
master thesis 2023
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Chen, N. (author)
The issue of climate change, including global warming, poses a significant challenge to our planet. In response to this challenge, the Paris Agreement was signed, which aims to limit the rise in global temperatures to well below 2 <sup style="--tw-border-spacing-x: 0; --tw-border-spacing-y: 0; --tw-translate-x: 0; --tw-translate-y: 0; --tw...
doctoral thesis 2023
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Zheng, Yi (author)
Silicon heterojunction (SHJ) solar cell technology is one of the most promising PV technologies because of its high power conversion efficiencies, simple fabrication process and low manufacturing cost. The current world record efficiency of SHJ solar cell reaches up to 26.81%. SHJ solar cell produces the highest VOC over 750 mV among the c-Si...
master thesis 2023
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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
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Muthaiyan Karthikeyen, Shriram (author)
Thin-film silicon photovoltaic (PV) technology has an enormous potential in the solar power market due to its light weight, flexibility and ease of integration. This enables it to have a wide range of applications like roof top and building integrated installations making it more sustainable. Some of the other key benefits of thin-film silicon...
master thesis 2023
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Mishra, Shantiswaroop (author)
This report emphasizes the importance of implementing quality control methods in the production machines at HyET Solar for assessing the quality of deposited materials. The focus is on two key steps: the deposition of the front transparent conductive oxide (TCO) layer and the deposition of silicon layers. Models were developed to characterize...
master thesis 2023
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Stevens, Tristan (author)
Several promising photovoltaic (PV) concepts are supported by transistors. Along with the growth of PV capacity in the urban environment, issues related to partial shading highlight the interest in more shade-tolerant PV systems. An example of technologies improving a PV module’s energy yield under partial shading is the submodule power...
master thesis 2023
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de Goede, Marnix (author)
Passivating contacts in the front-rear contacted c-Si solar cells enhances the device performance by quenching the contact recombination and enabling sufficient carrier transport. Tunneling oxide passi- vating contact (TOPCon) which consists of an interfacial oxide and a poly-SiO&#x1d465; layer is one of the most promising contact techniques in...
master thesis 2023
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Criel, Matthias (author)
Thin-film silicon technology creates electricity out of micrometer thick silicon absorber layers, which makes this technology less material heavy compared to classic crystalline technology. This advantage can be further exploited with the transition towards flexible thin-film technology, where the non-modular cost can be further reduced compared...
master thesis 2023
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Hendrix, Lorena (author)
To make silicon thin film solar cells attractive to the market, their efficiencies should reach the efficiencies of the dominant crystalline silicon solar cell. Therefore the search for ways to improve the efficiency of silicon thin film solar cells continues. TCO front contact layers and back reflector layers play a significant role in the...
master thesis 2023
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Chen, N. (author), Tune, Daniel (author), Buchholz, Florian (author), Roescu, Razvan (author), Zeman, M. (author), Isabella, O. (author), Mihailetchi, Valentin D. (author)
In this study, the edge passivation effectiveness and long-term stability of Nafion polymer in n-type interdigitated back contact (IBC) solar cells are investigated. For new module technologies such as half-cut, triple-cut, or shingled modules, cutting of the cells introduces unpassivated edges with a high recombination rate and this limits the...
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Zhao, Y. (author), Datta, Kunal (author), Paggiaro, Giulia (author), Liu, Hanchen (author), Fardousi, Mohua (author), Santbergen, R. (author), Procel Moya, P.A. (author), Han, C. (author), Yang, G. (author), Weeber, A.W. (author), Zeman, M. (author), Mazzarella, L. (author), Isabella, O. (author)
Monolithic perovskite/c-Si tandem solar cells have attracted enormous research attention and have achieved efficiencies above 30%. This work describes the development of monolithic tandem solar cells based on silicon heterojunction (SHJ) bottom- and perovskite top-cells and highlights light management techniques assisted by optical simulation...
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Henzel, J. (author), Bakker, N.J. (author), Najafi, Mehrdad (author), Zardetto, Valerio (author), Veenstra, Sjoerd (author), Isabella, O. (author), Mazzarella, L. (author), Weeber, A.W. (author), Theelen, Mirjam (author)
Nonequal current generation in the cells of a photovoltaic module, e.g., due to partial shading, leads to operation in reverse bias. This quickly causes a significant efficiency loss in perovskite solar cells. We report a more quantitative investigation of the reverse bias degradation. Various small reverse biases (negative voltages) were...
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Savenije, T.J. (author), Zhao, J. (author), Caselli, V.M. (author)
Perovskite-based solar cells have been rapidly developed, with record power conversion efficiencies now exceeding 25%. In order to rationally improve the efficiency of these devices, it is important to understand and quantify the dynamics of the excess charge carriers.
book chapter 2023
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Zhou, Y. (author), Ibrahim, Aya (author), Muttillo, M. (author), Manganiello, P. (author), Ziar, H. (author), Isabella, O. (author)
This paper presents the fundamental study on the relationship between LED light sources and the performance of solar cell as receivers in visible light communication (VLC) links. Here, different colors of LEDs are modulated with a sinusoidal signal, and the bandwidth of the VLC system based on various c-Si PV architectures is characterized at...
conference paper 2023
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Al-Zoubi, Musa (author)
Perovskite/Silicon tandem cells are gradually becoming more promising in the field of photovoltaic technology since they have already surpassed the theoretical power conversion efficiency (PCE) limit of single junction (SJ) silicon cells (~30%), while they can be commercially compatible. Several architectures of Perovskite/silicon devices were...
master thesis 2022
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Kovačević, Katarina (author)
Silicon heterojunction (SHJ) solar cells are one of the most promising PV technologies nowadays due to high photoconversion efficiencies and low manufacturing costs. However, standard front/back-contacted (FBC) solar cells feature a front metal grid that brings shading to the front side of the devices, which limits the conversion efficiency of...
master thesis 2022
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Hou, ChengLi (author)
Silicon solar cells account for about 95% of the total photovoltaic market share. Poly-Si passivating contacts are promising techniques enabling high performance c-Si solar cells with conversion efficiency over 26.0%. The highly absorptive nature of poly-Si materials makes the transparent passivating contacts attractive, such as poly-Si(O<sub>x<...
master thesis 2022
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