Two dimensional modeling of interdigitated back contact silicon heterojunction solar cells

Meijun Lu, Stuart Bowden, Robert Birkmire

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Abstract

Two-dimensional numerical simulations for interdigitated back contact silicon heterojunction (IBC-SHJ) solar cells have been studied with the software package Sentaurus Device. Distribution of trap states and thermionic emission were considered for amorphous-silicon material and amorphous-silicon / crystalline-silicon hetero-interface, respectively. The 2D distribution and current-voltage curve were generated. It was found that the performance of IBC-SHJ solar cell depends on the front surface recombination velocity and the dimensions of P, N contacts, which is also shown in simulated LBIC line scan. The simulations show that after optimization, an efficiency of 22% can be achieved for IBC-SHJ solar cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices - NUSOD'07
Pages55-56
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event2007 International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices - NUSOD'07 - Newark, DE, United States
Duration: Sep 24 2007Sep 28 2007

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Other2007 International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices - NUSOD'07
CountryUnited States
CityNewark, DE
Period9/24/079/28/07

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Silicon
Heterojunctions
Solar cells
Amorphous silicon
Thermionic emission
Software packages
Crystalline materials
Computer simulation
Electric potential

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Lu, M., Bowden, S., & Birkmire, R. (2007). Two dimensional modeling of interdigitated back contact silicon heterojunction solar cells. In 2007 International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices - NUSOD'07 (pp. 55-56). [4349021] https://doi.org/10.1109/NUSOD.2007.4349021

Two dimensional modeling of interdigitated back contact silicon heterojunction solar cells. / Lu, Meijun; Bowden, Stuart; Birkmire, Robert.

2007 International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices - NUSOD'07. 2007. p. 55-56 4349021.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Lu, M, Bowden, S & Birkmire, R 2007, Two dimensional modeling of interdigitated back contact silicon heterojunction solar cells. in 2007 International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices - NUSOD'07., 4349021, pp. 55-56, 2007 International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices - NUSOD'07, Newark, DE, United States, 9/24/07. https://doi.org/10.1109/NUSOD.2007.4349021
Lu M, Bowden S, Birkmire R. Two dimensional modeling of interdigitated back contact silicon heterojunction solar cells. In 2007 International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices - NUSOD'07. 2007. p. 55-56. 4349021 https://doi.org/10.1109/NUSOD.2007.4349021
Lu, Meijun ; Bowden, Stuart ; Birkmire, Robert. / Two dimensional modeling of interdigitated back contact silicon heterojunction solar cells. 2007 International Conference on Numerical Simulation of Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices - NUSOD'07. 2007. pp. 55-56
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