Efficiency improvement of HIT solar cells on p-Type si wafers

Chun You Wei, Chu Hsuan Lin, Hao Tse Hsiao, Po Chuan Yang, Chih Ming Wang, Yen Chih Pan

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Abstract

Single crystal silicon solar cells are still predominant in the market due to the abundance of silicon on earth and their acceptable efficiency. Different solar-cell structures of single crystalline Si have been investigated to boost efficiency; the heterojunction with intrinsic thin layer (HIT) structure is currently the leading technology. The record efficiency values of state-of-the art HIT solar cells have always been based on n-type single-crystalline Si wafers. Improving the efficiency of cells based on p-type single-crystalline Si wafers could provide broader options for the development of HIT solar cells. In this study, we varied the thickness of intrinsic hydrogenated amorphous Si layer to improve the efficiency of HIT solar cells on p-type Si wafers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5440-5446
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials
Volume6
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

Keywords

  • HIT
  • p-Type si substrate
  • Solar cells

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