Reassessment of the Limiting Efficiency for Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells

  title={Reassessment of the Limiting Efficiency for Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells},
  author={A. Richter and M. Hermle and S. Glunz},
  journal={IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics},
  • A. Richter, M. Hermle, S. Glunz
  • Published 2013
  • Materials Science
  • IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics
  • Recently, several parameters relevant for modeling crystalline silicon solar cells were improved or revised, e.g., the international standard solar spectrum or properties of silicon such as the intrinsic recombination rate and the intrinsic carrier concentration. In this study, we analyzed the influence of these improved state-of-the-art parameters on the limiting efficiency for crystalline silicon solar cells under 1-sun illumination at 25°C, by following the narrow-base approximation to model… CONTINUE READING
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