Effect of different bsr in front and back contacts for Zn xCd 1-xS/CdTe solar cell

M. S. Hossain, M. M. Aliyu, M. A. Matin, M. A. Islam, M. R. Karim, T. Razykov, Kamaruzzaman Sopian, Nowshad Amin

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Abstract

This paper describes numerical simulation for Zn xCd 1-xS/CdTe solar cells utilizing Analysis of Microelectronic and Photonic Structures (AMPS 1D) simulator to explore the possibility of higher efficiency and stable among several cell structures with indium tin oxide (ITO) and cadmium stannate (Cd 2SnO 4) as front contact, zinc stannate (Zn 2SnO 4) and zinc oxide (ZnO) insertion as front back surface reflector (BSR) and zinc telluride (ZnTe) insertion as back BSR with copper (Cu) as back contact has been conducted in the conventional (SnO 2/CdS/CdTe/Ag) CdTe cell structures in which CdS is replaced by zinc cadmium sulphide (Zn xCd 1-xS) as window layer. Efficiency as high as 18.4% has been found with 60 nm of Zn xCd 1-xS window layer for x=0.15, 1 μm of CdTe layer and 100 nm Zn 2SnO 4 buffer layer without ZnTe. However, ZnO insertion shows low conversion efficiency of 8.92% and 13.35%, respectively with and without ZnTe. Moreover, it was found that the cell normalized efficiency linearly decreases with the increasing operating temperature at the temperature gradient of -0.35%/°C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)350-355
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Volume6
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

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Zinc
Solar cells
Zinc Oxide
Zinc oxide
Cadmium sulfide
Buffer layers
Tin oxides
Cadmium
Microelectronics
Thermal gradients
Indium
Photonics
Conversion efficiency
Copper
Simulators
Computer simulation
Temperature

Keywords

  • Amps-1d
  • Buffer layer
  • Zn SnO
  • Zn cd s

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Science(all)

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Hossain, M. S., Aliyu, M. M., Matin, M. A., Islam, M. A., Karim, M. R., Razykov, T., ... Amin, N. (2011). Effect of different bsr in front and back contacts for Zn xCd 1-xS/CdTe solar cell. International Journal of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, 6(3), 350-355.

Effect of different bsr in front and back contacts for Zn xCd 1-xS/CdTe solar cell. / Hossain, M. S.; Aliyu, M. M.; Matin, M. A.; Islam, M. A.; Karim, M. R.; Razykov, T.; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman; Amin, Nowshad.

In: International Journal of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Vol. 6, No. 3, 12.2011, p. 350-355.

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Hossain, MS, Aliyu, MM, Matin, MA, Islam, MA, Karim, MR, Razykov, T, Sopian, K & Amin, N 2011, 'Effect of different bsr in front and back contacts for Zn xCd 1-xS/CdTe solar cell', International Journal of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 350-355.
Hossain, M. S. ; Aliyu, M. M. ; Matin, M. A. ; Islam, M. A. ; Karim, M. R. ; Razykov, T. ; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman ; Amin, Nowshad. / Effect of different bsr in front and back contacts for Zn xCd 1-xS/CdTe solar cell. In: International Journal of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. 2011 ; Vol. 6, No. 3. pp. 350-355.
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