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|Title:||Omnidirectional study of nanostructured glass packaging for solar modules|
|Citation:||Sakhuja, M., Son, J., Verma, L.K., Yang, H., Bhatia, C.S., Danner, A.J. (2014-03). Omnidirectional study of nanostructured glass packaging for solar modules. Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications 22 (3) : 356-361. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1002/pip.2276|
|Abstract:||Antireflective light trapping glass nanostructures fabricated by a non-lithographic process are investigated for their angle dependent properties to improve the omnidirectional performance of solar modules. Optical transmission and solar cell module I-V measurements are used to understand the dependence of angular performance of nanostructures in the packaging glass. Nanostructures 100-400 nm in height demonstrate an increase in solar light transmission both for normal as well as oblique incidence and measurements show that a ∼200-400 nm nanostructure height is optimum for solar modules, providing an absolute increase of 1% in the power conversion efficiency at normal incidence and a gain in short circuit current density over a 120 angular cone of solar incidence. This shows that packaging glass texturing can be an important and often-overlooked method to yield substantial gain in solar module efficiency. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.|
|Source Title:||Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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