Highly efficient ultra thin Cu(In, Ga)Se2 solar cell with Tin Selenide BSF

E. M.K. Ikball Ahamed, S. Bhowmik, M. A. Matin, Nowshad Amin

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Abstract

Cu(In, Ga)Se2 (CIGS) is a chalcopyrite based semiconductor used as a very promising material for high performance thin film solar cell applications. In this research work, numerical analysis of ultra thin CIGS solar cell towards the possibility of ultra thin layer of CIGS absorber has been performed by using wxAMPS simulator to examine the performance of the proposed cell. The main focus of this work is to explore the performance of ultra thin CIGS solar cell. A conversion efficiency of 19.48% (FF=0.77, Voc=0.86V and Jsc=29.45mA/cm2) has been found for 700 nm CIGS absorber layer without any BSF. It has been found that increased back surface recombination with ultra thin absorber layer deteriorates the cell efficiency. This problem has been solved by inserting a thin layer of Tin Selenide (SnSe) as Back Surface Field (BSF). A better conversion efficiency of 24% (FF=0.80, Voc=0.89V and Jsc=33.47mA/cm2) has been achieved for the proposed cell with 700 nm CIGS absorber and 100 nm SnSe layer as BSF. Higher thermal stability has been achieved for the proposed cell with SnSe BSF than without BSF.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECCE 2017 - International Conference on Electrical, Computer and Communication Engineering
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages428-432
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781509056262
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Apr 2017
Event2017 International Conference on Electrical, Computer and Communication Engineering, ECCE 2017 - Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
Duration: 16 Feb 201718 Feb 2017

Other

Other2017 International Conference on Electrical, Computer and Communication Engineering, ECCE 2017
CountryBangladesh
CityCox's Bazar
Period16/2/1718/2/17

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Keywords

  • Photovoltaic application
  • SnSe BSF
  • Stability
  • Ultra-Thin CIGS
  • WxAMPS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Signal Processing
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Ikball Ahamed, E. M. K., Bhowmik, S., Matin, M. A., & Amin, N. (2017). Highly efficient ultra thin Cu(In, Ga)Se2 solar cell with Tin Selenide BSF. In ECCE 2017 - International Conference on Electrical, Computer and Communication Engineering (pp. 428-432). [7912942] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ECACE.2017.7912942

Highly efficient ultra thin Cu(In, Ga)Se2 solar cell with Tin Selenide BSF. / Ikball Ahamed, E. M.K.; Bhowmik, S.; Matin, M. A.; Amin, Nowshad.

ECCE 2017 - International Conference on Electrical, Computer and Communication Engineering. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. p. 428-432 7912942.

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

Ikball Ahamed, EMK, Bhowmik, S, Matin, MA & Amin, N 2017, Highly efficient ultra thin Cu(In, Ga)Se2 solar cell with Tin Selenide BSF. in ECCE 2017 - International Conference on Electrical, Computer and Communication Engineering., 7912942, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 428-432, 2017 International Conference on Electrical, Computer and Communication Engineering, ECCE 2017, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, 16/2/17. https://doi.org/10.1109/ECACE.2017.7912942
Ikball Ahamed EMK, Bhowmik S, Matin MA, Amin N. Highly efficient ultra thin Cu(In, Ga)Se2 solar cell with Tin Selenide BSF. In ECCE 2017 - International Conference on Electrical, Computer and Communication Engineering. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2017. p. 428-432. 7912942 https://doi.org/10.1109/ECACE.2017.7912942
Ikball Ahamed, E. M.K. ; Bhowmik, S. ; Matin, M. A. ; Amin, Nowshad. / Highly efficient ultra thin Cu(In, Ga)Se2 solar cell with Tin Selenide BSF. ECCE 2017 - International Conference on Electrical, Computer and Communication Engineering. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2017. pp. 428-432
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