Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1364/AO.58.0000E1
Title: Design, fabrication, and analysis of double-layer antireflection coatings (ARC) for industrial bifacial n-type crystalline silicon solar cells
Authors: Yan, Xia 
Chen, Ning 
Bin Suhaimi, Firdaus 
Zhang, Lin
Gong, Xinxin
Zhang, Xinyu
Duttagupta, Shubham 
Keywords: Science & Technology
Physical Sciences
Optics
PASSIVATION
Issue Date: 20-May-2019
Publisher: OPTICAL SOC AMER
Citation: Yan, Xia, Chen, Ning, Bin Suhaimi, Firdaus, Zhang, Lin, Gong, Xinxin, Zhang, Xinyu, Duttagupta, Shubham (2019-05-20). Design, fabrication, and analysis of double-layer antireflection coatings (ARC) for industrial bifacial n-type crystalline silicon solar cells. APPLIED OPTICS 58 (15) : E1-E6. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1364/AO.58.0000E1
Abstract: © 2019 Optical Society of America. Monocrystalline silicon-based, n-type front and back contact (nFAB) solar cells are gradually attracting more interest from the photovoltaic industry, due to their good bifaciality and high efficiency potentials. To further improve the conversion efficiency, nFAB solar cells need to make better use of the solar spectrum. Conventional single-layer SiNx antireflection coating (ARC) tends to have a high reflection loss for ultraviolet photons. Thus, in this work, we prepare a double-layer ARC structure made of SiNx∕SiOx stack, deposited by the plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition method. We investigate the effects of double-layer ARC through simulation and experimental studies by fabricating bifacial nFAB cells. The results show that the implementation of a double-layer ARC helps to greatly reduce front reflection in short wavelength, and thus allow for improvement of the photocurrent by up to 0.3 mA∕cm2. As a result, the average cell efficiency of nFAB solar cells increases by absolute ∼0.2%.
Source Title: APPLIED OPTICS
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/171638
ISSN: 1559128X
21553165
DOI: 10.1364/AO.58.0000E1
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