Numerical analysis of bifacial solar cell using PC1D software

Suhaila Sepeai, M. Y. Sulaiman, M. Khairunaz, A. W. Azhari, Kamaruzzaman Sopian, Saleem H. Zaidi

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Abstract

Computer-based simulations play a critical role in the design, development, and functionality of solar cells. Device modeling techniques substantially reduce the time and costs through optimization of process steps, choice of materials, and wafers. In this study, bifacial solar cell devices have been modeled using actual physical device configurations. In this study, a detailed description of npp+ bifacial solar cell based on PC1D simulations has been carried out. The structure of npp+ was selected for all simulations due to excellent results obtained from this type of solar cell. The npp+ configuration is also the simplest, most widely used solar cell, is simple to fabricate, and can be adapted for all types of solar cells. The efficiencies obtained from this design were 16.42 % and 14.18 % for front and back surfaces respectively. These simulations suggest that rear surface efficiency is a sensitive function of minority carrier lifetime, BSF doping level, and surface recombination velocity. Simulations results adequately explained performance of Al BSF bifacial solar cells fabricated in the laboratory.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2659-2663
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781479932993
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013 - Tampa, FL
Duration: 16 Jun 201321 Jun 2013

Other

Other39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013
CityTampa, FL
Period16/6/1321/6/13

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Numerical analysis
Solar cells
Carrier lifetime
Doping (additives)
Costs

Keywords

  • Al BSF
  • Bifacial solar cell
  • PC1D simulation
  • Silicon solar cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Sepeai, S., Sulaiman, M. Y., Khairunaz, M., Azhari, A. W., Sopian, K., & Zaidi, S. H. (2013). Numerical analysis of bifacial solar cell using PC1D software. In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (pp. 2659-2663). [6745020] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6745020

Numerical analysis of bifacial solar cell using PC1D software. / Sepeai, Suhaila; Sulaiman, M. Y.; Khairunaz, M.; Azhari, A. W.; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman; Zaidi, Saleem H.

Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2013. p. 2659-2663 6745020.

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

Sepeai, S, Sulaiman, MY, Khairunaz, M, Azhari, AW, Sopian, K & Zaidi, SH 2013, Numerical analysis of bifacial solar cell using PC1D software. in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference., 6745020, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 2659-2663, 39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2013, Tampa, FL, 16/6/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6745020
Sepeai S, Sulaiman MY, Khairunaz M, Azhari AW, Sopian K, Zaidi SH. Numerical analysis of bifacial solar cell using PC1D software. In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2013. p. 2659-2663. 6745020 https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2013.6745020
Sepeai, Suhaila ; Sulaiman, M. Y. ; Khairunaz, M. ; Azhari, A. W. ; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman ; Zaidi, Saleem H. / Numerical analysis of bifacial solar cell using PC1D software. Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2013. pp. 2659-2663
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