The double sided buried contact (DSBC) silicon solar cells have consistently shown high open-circuit voltages (Voc) than its single sided buried contact counterpart because of better rear surface passivation. The rear surface passivation which is provided by the rear floating junction is effective only when there is no leakage in the rear floating junction. However, the partial shunting of the rear floating junction can cause a drop in the fill factor of the cell which has been the only parameter limiting the realization of the structure's potentials. In this paper, LBIC (light beam induce current), spectral response, dark I-V and Jsc-Voc measurements for DSBC cells have been carried out to help explain some of the experimentally observed attributes of this structure. The partly shunted rear floating junction has been identified by LBIC measurement as low current regions near the rear metal contacts.
- Buried contact
- Double sided
- Solar cell
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films