Integrating surface nanotextures into thin crystalline-Si solar cells: The case of a 1-μm-thin nanoimprinted heterojunction cell
Paper in proceedings, 2016

Texturing of crystalline silicon at the light wavelength scale is a promising approach for light management in ever thinner cells. However, this approach requires adapting the device design and process, which has so far revealed to be a challenging task. Indeed, successful integration requires compromising the excellent optical properties for preserving the electrical ones. We briefly summarize what has been learned so far in the community and illustrate some of these learnings with the fabrication and improvement of 1-μm-thin monocrystalline nanotextured silicon solar cells.

light management

light trapping

nanotexture

heterojunction

crystalline silicon

thin-film

Author

V. Depauw

Interuniversity Micro-Electronics Center at Leuven

Ines Massiot

Chalmers, Physics, Bionanophotonics

W. Chen

University Paris-Saclay

C. Trompoukis

KU Leuven

T. Bearda

Interuniversity Micro-Electronics Center at Leuven

Alexander Dmitriev

Chalmers, Physics, Bionanophotonics

P. RocaCabarrocas

University Paris-Saclay

I. Gordon

Interuniversity Micro-Electronics Center at Leuven

J. Poortmans

KU Leuven

Interuniversity Micro-Electronics Center at Leuven

Universiteit Hasselt

Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference

0160-8371 (ISSN)

Vol. 2016-November 3645-3650

Nanophotonics for ultra-thin crystalline silicon photovoltaics (PHOTONVOLTAICS)

European Commission (FP7), 2012-11-01 -- 2015-10-31.

Subject Categories

Nano Technology

DOI

10.1109/PVSC.2016.7750354

ISBN

978-1-5090-2724-8

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