Enhancing efficiency of thin film silicon solar cell

M. Y. Khairy, A. G N Salwa, S. L. Cheow, A. W. Shahrul, Mohd. Yusof Othman, M. Y. Sulaiman, Azami Zaharim, Kamaruzzaman Sopian

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Abstract

Monocrystalline Silicon is the best material for semiconductor industry such a solar cell and unfortunately it is expensive. Because the demand of renewable energy is increasing today especially silicon solar cells, the cost of photovoltaics is still expensive and over 50 percent of it is the material cost contribution. One of the approaches to reducing it is by making a flexible and thinner solar cells. The conventional monocrystalline silicon solar cell are in range 300μm-400μm thickness. By reducing the thickness of monocrystalline silicon solar cell to range 5μm-50μm, we hope the cost reduction per Wp of photovoltaics is 5 to 35 percent [1]. Although the cells efficiency will drops after thinning solar cell process, but its still have a high efficiency [3]. The optimization for their electrical performance, flexibility and mechanical strength are important to get a good flexible , high efficiency and thin monocrystalline silicon solar cells.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Energy Planning, Energy Saving, Environmental Education, EPESE '09, Renewable Energy Sources, RES '09, Waste Management, WWAI '09
Pages322-325
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event3rd WSEAS International Conference on Energy Planning, Energy Saving, Environmental Education, EPESE '09, 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Renewable Energy Sources, RES '09, 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Waste Management, WWAI '09 - Canary Islands
Duration: 1 Jul 20093 Jul 2009

Other

Other3rd WSEAS International Conference on Energy Planning, Energy Saving, Environmental Education, EPESE '09, 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Renewable Energy Sources, RES '09, 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Waste Management, WWAI '09
CityCanary Islands
Period1/7/093/7/09

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Keywords

  • Electrical loses
  • Optical loses
  • Thickness
  • Thin silicon solar cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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Khairy, M. Y., Salwa, A. G. N., Cheow, S. L., Shahrul, A. W., Othman, M. Y., Sulaiman, M. Y., ... Sopian, K. (2009). Enhancing efficiency of thin film silicon solar cell. In Proceedings of the 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Energy Planning, Energy Saving, Environmental Education, EPESE '09, Renewable Energy Sources, RES '09, Waste Management, WWAI '09 (pp. 322-325)

Enhancing efficiency of thin film silicon solar cell. / Khairy, M. Y.; Salwa, A. G N; Cheow, S. L.; Shahrul, A. W.; Othman, Mohd. Yusof; Sulaiman, M. Y.; Zaharim, Azami; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman.

Proceedings of the 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Energy Planning, Energy Saving, Environmental Education, EPESE '09, Renewable Energy Sources, RES '09, Waste Management, WWAI '09. 2009. p. 322-325.

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

Khairy, MY, Salwa, AGN, Cheow, SL, Shahrul, AW, Othman, MY, Sulaiman, MY, Zaharim, A & Sopian, K 2009, Enhancing efficiency of thin film silicon solar cell. in Proceedings of the 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Energy Planning, Energy Saving, Environmental Education, EPESE '09, Renewable Energy Sources, RES '09, Waste Management, WWAI '09. pp. 322-325, 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Energy Planning, Energy Saving, Environmental Education, EPESE '09, 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Renewable Energy Sources, RES '09, 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Waste Management, WWAI '09, Canary Islands, 1/7/09.
Khairy MY, Salwa AGN, Cheow SL, Shahrul AW, Othman MY, Sulaiman MY et al. Enhancing efficiency of thin film silicon solar cell. In Proceedings of the 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Energy Planning, Energy Saving, Environmental Education, EPESE '09, Renewable Energy Sources, RES '09, Waste Management, WWAI '09. 2009. p. 322-325
Khairy, M. Y. ; Salwa, A. G N ; Cheow, S. L. ; Shahrul, A. W. ; Othman, Mohd. Yusof ; Sulaiman, M. Y. ; Zaharim, Azami ; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman. / Enhancing efficiency of thin film silicon solar cell. Proceedings of the 3rd WSEAS International Conference on Energy Planning, Energy Saving, Environmental Education, EPESE '09, Renewable Energy Sources, RES '09, Waste Management, WWAI '09. 2009. pp. 322-325
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