Investigation for optimum structure of CdS

O/CdTe solar cell from numerical analysis

Nowshad Amin, M. A. Islam, Shrarafat Hossain, M. Mannir Aliyu, Yusuf Sulaiman, Kamaruzzaman Sopian

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Abstract

In this paper, various factors that affect the solar cell performances are investigated with emphasis given to the window layer (CdS:O) thickness, operating temperature and light intensity as well as the effect of front contact and BSF layers. Various parameters of solar cells such as quantum efficiency, series and shunt resistance associated with the front contact and BSF materials have been investigated also. Two materials ZnO and SnO2 were used as front contact and two materials Sb2Te3 and ZnTe were used as BSF layers to investigate their effects on ultra-thin cell performances. The results have shown that the BSF layers have no unfavourable effect on cell stability with temperature increase as the cell temperature coefficients with these BSF layers were 0.1% (ZnTe) to 0.3% (Sb2Te3). However, the results of the comparisons demonstrate that the best option is Sb2Te3 as BSF material, which exhibits lowest series resistance and behaves as an excellent minority carrier mirror whereas ZnTe showed unexpected series resistance problems because of the adverse heterojunction with CdTe.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Materials Research
Pages1194-1198
Number of pages5
Volume622
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2012 3rd International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Technology, ICMST 2012 - New Delhi
Duration: 18 Aug 201219 Aug 2012

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
Volume622
ISSN (Print)10226680

Other

Other2012 3rd International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Technology, ICMST 2012
CityNew Delhi
Period18/8/1219/8/12

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Numerical analysis
Solar cells
Quantum efficiency
Temperature
Heterojunctions
Mirrors

Keywords

  • AMPS-1D
  • BSF layer
  • CdTe thin film solar cells
  • Front contact
  • Series and shunt resistance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Amin, N., Islam, M. A., Hossain, S., Aliyu, M. M., Sulaiman, Y., & Sopian, K. (2013). Investigation for optimum structure of CdS: O/CdTe solar cell from numerical analysis. In Advanced Materials Research (Vol. 622, pp. 1194-1198). (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 622). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.622-623.1194

Investigation for optimum structure of CdS : O/CdTe solar cell from numerical analysis. / Amin, Nowshad; Islam, M. A.; Hossain, Shrarafat; Aliyu, M. Mannir; Sulaiman, Yusuf; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman.

Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 622 2013. p. 1194-1198 (Advanced Materials Research; Vol. 622).

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

Amin, N, Islam, MA, Hossain, S, Aliyu, MM, Sulaiman, Y & Sopian, K 2013, Investigation for optimum structure of CdS: O/CdTe solar cell from numerical analysis. in Advanced Materials Research. vol. 622, Advanced Materials Research, vol. 622, pp. 1194-1198, 2012 3rd International Conference on Manufacturing Science and Technology, ICMST 2012, New Delhi, 18/8/12. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.622-623.1194
Amin N, Islam MA, Hossain S, Aliyu MM, Sulaiman Y, Sopian K. Investigation for optimum structure of CdS: O/CdTe solar cell from numerical analysis. In Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 622. 2013. p. 1194-1198. (Advanced Materials Research). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.622-623.1194
Amin, Nowshad ; Islam, M. A. ; Hossain, Shrarafat ; Aliyu, M. Mannir ; Sulaiman, Yusuf ; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman. / Investigation for optimum structure of CdS : O/CdTe solar cell from numerical analysis. Advanced Materials Research. Vol. 622 2013. pp. 1194-1198 (Advanced Materials Research).
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