Plasma-texturization for multicrystalline silicon solar cells

D. S. Ruby, Saleem H. Zaidi, S. Narayanan

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Abstract

Multicrystalline Si (mc-Si) cells have not benefited from the cost-effective wet-chemical texturing processes that reduce front surface reflectance on single-crystal wafers. We developed a maskless plasma texturing technique for mc-Si cells using Reactive Ion Etching (RIE) that results in much higher cell performance than that of standard untextured cells. Elimination of plasma damage has been achieved while reducing front reflectance to extremely low levels. Internal quantum efficiencies higher than those on planar and wet-textured cells have been obtained, boosting cell currents and efficiencies by up to 11% on monocrystalline Si and 2.5% on multicrystalline Si cells.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages75-78
Number of pages4
Volume2000-January
ISBN (Print)0780357728
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event28th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2000 - Anchorage, United States
Duration: 15 Sep 200022 Sep 2000

Other

Other28th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2000
CountryUnited States
CityAnchorage
Period15/9/0022/9/00

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Texturing
Silicon solar cells
Plasmas
Reactive ion etching
Quantum efficiency
Single crystals
Costs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Ruby, D. S., Zaidi, S. H., & Narayanan, S. (2000). Plasma-texturization for multicrystalline silicon solar cells. In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (Vol. 2000-January, pp. 75-78). [915756] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2000.915756

Plasma-texturization for multicrystalline silicon solar cells. / Ruby, D. S.; Zaidi, Saleem H.; Narayanan, S.

Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. Vol. 2000-January Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2000. p. 75-78 915756.

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

Ruby, DS, Zaidi, SH & Narayanan, S 2000, Plasma-texturization for multicrystalline silicon solar cells. in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. vol. 2000-January, 915756, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 75-78, 28th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2000, Anchorage, United States, 15/9/00. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2000.915756
Ruby DS, Zaidi SH, Narayanan S. Plasma-texturization for multicrystalline silicon solar cells. In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. Vol. 2000-January. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2000. p. 75-78. 915756 https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2000.915756
Ruby, D. S. ; Zaidi, Saleem H. ; Narayanan, S. / Plasma-texturization for multicrystalline silicon solar cells. Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. Vol. 2000-January Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2000. pp. 75-78
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