Abstract

We report results from coupled optical and electrical Sentaurus TCAD models of a gallium phosphide (GaP) on silicon electron carrier selective contact (CSC) solar cell which show that Auger-limited open-circuit voltages up to 787 mV (on a 10 μm monocrystalline silicon substrate) and efficiencies up to 26.7% (on a 150 μm monocrystalline silicon substrate) may be possible for front-contacted devices which exhibit low interface recombination velocity (IRV) at the GaP/Si interface and which employ random pyramidal texturing, a detached silver reflector, rear locally diffused point contacts and a SiO2/Al2O3 rear oxide passivation stack.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages836-840
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479943982
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 2014
Event40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014 - Denver, United States
Duration: Jun 8 2014Jun 13 2014

Publication series

Name2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014

Other

Other40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period6/8/146/13/14

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Keywords

  • heterojunctions
  • p-n junctions
  • photovoltaic cells
  • silicon

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Limpert, S., Ghosh, K., Wagner, H., Bowden, S., Honsberg, C., Goodnick, S., Bremner, S., Ho-Baillie, A., & Green, M. (2014). Results from coupled optical and electrical sentaurus TCAD models of a gallium phosphide on silicon electron carrier selective contact solar cell. In 2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014 (pp. 836-840). [6925045] (2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2014.6925045