Improved optical design for photovoltaic cells and modules

S. R. Wenham, P. Campbell, S. Bowden, M. A. Green

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Abstract

A scheme is described which is based on the use of tilted grooves for transferring light incident on non-cell areas, laterally for relatively large distances within the encapsulation material to where adjacent solar cells are located. Such an approach is shown capable of not only converting dead spaces between cells into active collecting regions, but also of allowing greatly reduced packing factors down to the 20-50% range to be used without loss of module performance. An approach for reducing the reflection at the silicon interface down to well below 1% through the use of off-axis <100> orientation wafers in conjunction with standard encapsulation is described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages105-110
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0879426365
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes
EventThe Conference Record of the Twenty-Second IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - 1991 - Las Vegas, NV, USA
Duration: Oct 7 1991Oct 11 1991

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
Volume1
ISSN (Print)0160-8371

Other

OtherThe Conference Record of the Twenty-Second IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - 1991
CityLas Vegas, NV, USA
Period10/7/9110/11/91

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Wenham, S. R., Campbell, P., Bowden, S., & Green, M. A. (1992). Improved optical design for photovoltaic cells and modules. In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (pp. 105-110). (Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference; Vol. 1). Publ by IEEE.