Establishing an accurate numerical model for the 2D-simulation of buried contact cells

Pietro P. Altermatt, Gernot Heiser, Tobias Kiesewetter, Keith R. McIntosh, Christiana Honsberg, Stuart R. Wenham, Martin A. Green

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Abstract

An accurate numerical model is established for the simulation of buried contact cells in two dimensions. The physical parameters and the approximations are discussed as well as the procedures that lead to the foundations of the model. The model is applied to bifacial cells with three different rear surface configurations: passivated by a thermally grown oxide (A), by a dopand-induced floating junction (B) and with a contacted junction (C). Especially when the cell is situated in a light-concentrating roof tile, configuration C performs far better than A and B. The two-dimensional effects of resistive losses in the semiconductor region of the cell are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
Editors Anon
PublisherIEEE
Pages179-182
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 IEEE 26th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: Sep 29 1997Oct 3 1997

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1997 IEEE 26th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
CityAnaheim, CA, USA
Period9/29/9710/3/97

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Altermatt, P. P., Heiser, G., Kiesewetter, T., McIntosh, K. R., Honsberg, C., Wenham, S. R., & Green, M. A. (1997). Establishing an accurate numerical model for the 2D-simulation of buried contact cells. In Anon (Ed.), Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (pp. 179-182). IEEE.