Capitalizing on two dimensional minority carrier injection in silicon solar cell design

Christiana Honsberg, Scan Edmiston, Linda Koschier, Stuart R. Wenham, Alistair B. Sproul, Martin A. Green

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Abstract

Injection effects can be effectively utilised in multijunction solar cells to provide new device design rules and higher efficiency cells. A solar cell with multiple pn-junctions can take advantage of injection effects to de-couple the thickness of each individual layer from the lateral series resistance. This allows improved collection efficiency in the presence of high surface recombination, reduced series resistance, reduced metal shadowing losses and increased tolerance to discontinuities in the top layers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-193
Number of pages11
JournalSolar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
Volume41-42
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1996
Externally publishedYes

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Silicon solar cells
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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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Capitalizing on two dimensional minority carrier injection in silicon solar cell design. / Honsberg, Christiana; Edmiston, Scan; Koschier, Linda; Wenham, Stuart R.; Sproul, Alistair B.; Green, Martin A.

In: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol. 41-42, 06.1996, p. 183-193.

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Honsberg, Christiana ; Edmiston, Scan ; Koschier, Linda ; Wenham, Stuart R. ; Sproul, Alistair B. ; Green, Martin A. / Capitalizing on two dimensional minority carrier injection in silicon solar cell design. In: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. 1996 ; Vol. 41-42. pp. 183-193.
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