Integrating surface nanotextures into thin crystalline-Si solar cells: The case of a 1μm-thin nanoimprinted heterojunction cell
Paper in proceedings, 2018

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-μ m-thin monocrystalline nanotextured silicon solar cells.

Light management

Thin-film

Heterojunction

Nanotexture

Light trapping

Crystalline silicon

Author

V. Depauw

Interuniversity Micro-Electronics Center at Leuven

Ines Massiot

Chalmers, Physics, Bionanophotonics

W. H. Chen

University Paris-Saclay

C. Trompoukis

Interuniversity Micro-Electronics Center at Leuven

KU Leuven

T. Bearda

Interuniversity Micro-Electronics Center at Leuven

Alexander Dmitriev

University of Gothenburg, Department of Physics

Pere Roca I. Cabarrocas

University Paris-Saclay

I. Gordon

Interuniversity Micro-Electronics Center at Leuven

J. Poortmans

KU Leuven

Universiteit Hasselt

Interuniversity Micro-Electronics Center at Leuven

2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017

1-6

44th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017
Washington, USA,

Subject Categories

Information Science

Computer Science

Computer Systems

DOI

10.1109/PVSC.2017.8366870

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