Effect of energy bandgap of the amorphous silicon carbide (a-Sic: H) layers on a-si multijuntion solar cells from numerical analysis

M. I. Kabir, Nowshad Amin, Azami Zaharim, Kamaruzzaman Sopian

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Abstract

In this work, single and multijunction amorphous silicon carbide (a-SiC:H) thin film solar cells have been investigated by the Analysis of Microelectronic and Photonic Structures (AMPS 1D) simulator in respect to overall performance. The photovoltaic characteristics have been observed by changing the optical energy bandgap of p-layer. For single junction, a good efficiency trend has been found for the window layer energy bandgap of 1.8-2.2 eV and the highest efficiency is achieved to be 17.67% at 2 eV. In the case of double junction, the efficiency has been found for the second p-layer energy bandgap of 1.8-2 eV and the highest efficiency is 19.04% at 1.9 eV. On the other hand, for triple junction solar cell the maximum efficiency has been found for the bottom cell's p-layer energy bandgap of 1.7-1.9 eV and the highest efficiency is 20.42% at 1.8 eV. It is evident that the optimum energy bandgap for a-SiC:H as window layers in triple junction configuration is 1.8-2.1 eV.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th WSEAS International Conference on Mathematical Methods, Computational Techniques and Intelligent Systems, MAMECTIS '09, Proc. 8th WSEAS NOLASC '09, Proc. 5th WSEAS CONTROL '09
Pages334-337
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event11th WSEAS International Conference on Mathematical Methods, Computational Techniques and Intelligent Systems, MAMECTIS '09, 8th WSEAS Int. Conf. NOLASC '09, 5th WSEAS Int. Conf. CONTROL '09 - Canary Islands
Duration: 1 Jul 20093 Jul 2009

Other

Other11th WSEAS International Conference on Mathematical Methods, Computational Techniques and Intelligent Systems, MAMECTIS '09, 8th WSEAS Int. Conf. NOLASC '09, 5th WSEAS Int. Conf. CONTROL '09
CityCanary Islands
Period1/7/093/7/09

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Amorphous Silicon
Solar Cells
Amorphous silicon
Silicon carbide
Numerical analysis
Numerical Analysis
Solar cells
Energy gap
High Efficiency
Energy
Thin Film Solar Cells
Photonics
Simulator
Microelectronics
Simulators
Configuration
Cell

Keywords

  • a-SiC: H
  • Bandgap and AMPS-1D
  • Multijunction
  • Single junction
  • Thin-film

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computational Mathematics

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Kabir, M. I., Amin, N., Zaharim, A., & Sopian, K. (2009). Effect of energy bandgap of the amorphous silicon carbide (a-Sic: H) layers on a-si multijuntion solar cells from numerical analysis. In Proceedings of the 11th WSEAS International Conference on Mathematical Methods, Computational Techniques and Intelligent Systems, MAMECTIS '09, Proc. 8th WSEAS NOLASC '09, Proc. 5th WSEAS CONTROL '09 (pp. 334-337)

Effect of energy bandgap of the amorphous silicon carbide (a-Sic : H) layers on a-si multijuntion solar cells from numerical analysis. / Kabir, M. I.; Amin, Nowshad; Zaharim, Azami; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman.

Proceedings of the 11th WSEAS International Conference on Mathematical Methods, Computational Techniques and Intelligent Systems, MAMECTIS '09, Proc. 8th WSEAS NOLASC '09, Proc. 5th WSEAS CONTROL '09. 2009. p. 334-337.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kabir, MI, Amin, N, Zaharim, A & Sopian, K 2009, Effect of energy bandgap of the amorphous silicon carbide (a-Sic: H) layers on a-si multijuntion solar cells from numerical analysis. in Proceedings of the 11th WSEAS International Conference on Mathematical Methods, Computational Techniques and Intelligent Systems, MAMECTIS '09, Proc. 8th WSEAS NOLASC '09, Proc. 5th WSEAS CONTROL '09. pp. 334-337, 11th WSEAS International Conference on Mathematical Methods, Computational Techniques and Intelligent Systems, MAMECTIS '09, 8th WSEAS Int. Conf. NOLASC '09, 5th WSEAS Int. Conf. CONTROL '09, Canary Islands, 1/7/09.
Kabir MI, Amin N, Zaharim A, Sopian K. Effect of energy bandgap of the amorphous silicon carbide (a-Sic: H) layers on a-si multijuntion solar cells from numerical analysis. In Proceedings of the 11th WSEAS International Conference on Mathematical Methods, Computational Techniques and Intelligent Systems, MAMECTIS '09, Proc. 8th WSEAS NOLASC '09, Proc. 5th WSEAS CONTROL '09. 2009. p. 334-337
Kabir, M. I. ; Amin, Nowshad ; Zaharim, Azami ; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman. / Effect of energy bandgap of the amorphous silicon carbide (a-Sic : H) layers on a-si multijuntion solar cells from numerical analysis. Proceedings of the 11th WSEAS International Conference on Mathematical Methods, Computational Techniques and Intelligent Systems, MAMECTIS '09, Proc. 8th WSEAS NOLASC '09, Proc. 5th WSEAS CONTROL '09. 2009. pp. 334-337
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