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High-efficiency Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells: A Review
Abstract Silicon heterojunction solar cells consist of thin amorphous silicon layers deposited on crystalline silicon wafers. This design enables energy conversion efficiencies above 20% at the
Organometallic Halide Perovskites: Sharp Optical Absorption Edge and Its Relation to Photovoltaic Performance.
Using highly sensitive photothermal deflection and photocurrent spectroscopy, the absorption spectrum of CH3NH3PbI3 perovskite thin films at room temperature is measured, finding a high absorption coefficient with particularly sharp onset and a compositional change of the material.
Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV): Review, Potentials, Barriers and Myths
Abstract To date, none of the predictions that have been made about the emerging BIPV industry have really hit the target. The anticipated boom has so far stalled and despite developing and promoting
Current Losses at the Front of Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells
The current losses due to parasitic absorption in the indium tin oxide (ITO) and amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) layers at the front of silicon heterojunction solar cells are isolated and quantified.
Silicon heterojunction solar cell with passivated hole selective MoOx contact
We explore substoichiometric molybdenum trioxide (MoOx, x < 3) as a dopant-free, hole-selective contact for silicon solar cells. Using an intrinsic hydrogenated amorphous silicon passivation layer
Infrared light management in high-efficiency silicon heterojunction and rear-passivated solar cells
Silicon heterojunction solar cells have record-high open-circuit voltages but suffer from reduced short-circuit currents due in large part to parasitic absorption in the amorphous silicon,
Transition between grain boundary and intragrain scattering transport mechanisms in boron-doped zinc oxide thin films
A comprehensive model for the electronic transport in polycrystalline ZnO:B thin films grown by low pressure chemical vapor deposition is presented. The optical mobilities and carrier concentration
Fully textured monolithic perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells with 25.2% power conversion efficiency
An optimized two-step deposition process allows the formation of uniform layers of metal halide perovskites on textured silicon layers, enabling tandem silicon/perovskite solar cells with improved optical design and efficiency.
Efficient silicon solar cells with dopant-free asymmetric heterocontacts
A salient characteristic of solar cells is their ability to subject photo-generated electrons and holes to pathways of asymmetrical conductivity-'assisting' them towards their respective contacts.
Complex Refractive Index Spectra of CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskite Thin Films Determined by Spectroscopic Ellipsometry and Spectrophotometry.
The complex refractive index of planar CH3NH3PbI3 thin films at room temperature is investigated by variable angle spectroscopic ellipsometry and spectrophotometry and results agree well with previously reported data of the absorption coefficient and are consistent with Kramers-Kronig transformations.