The influence of Sheet Resistance and Textured Surface on the Characteristics of SiliconSolar cells using PC1D Simulation Program
Nabiel M. Naser
Dept. of Phys, College of Education, University of Salahaddin, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.
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In this work we studied the effect of a laterally varying emitter sheet resistance on solar cells characteristics such as,(I-V)parameter and Internal quantum efficiency (IQE). Then they were analyzed by simulation program (PC1D). The best efficiency we reached during this study is (21.2%) under (AM1.5G) illumination with high sheet resistance (100Ω/sq) and textured surface. It was shown that the texturing have important effect for light management for the best efficiency value. The results obtained in this study were in a good agreement with the experimental studies done by other researchers.
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