Zn xCd 1-xS as prospective window layer in CdTe thin film solar cells from numerical analysis

Md Sharafat Hossain, Nowshad Amin, M. M. Aliyu, M. A. Matin, M. K. Siddiki, T. Razykov, Kamaruzzaman Sopian

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Abstract

In this work, a conventional structure of CdS/CdTe cells was investigated, where Zn xCd 1-xS window material that possesses wider bandgap replaced CdS window layer. The effect of composition variation in Zn xCd 1-xS was analysed for high efficiency cell using AMPS 1D Simulator and the optimal value of x was found to be around 8%. Moreover, to explore the possibility of high efficiency, ultra thin and stable Zn xCd 1-xS/CdTe cells the CdTe absorber layer thickness was decreased to the extreme limit and 1μm CdTe layer showed reasonable range of efficiency with stability. The thickness of Zn xCd 1-xS window layer was reduced to 80 nm to increase the overall cell performance with the insertion of ZnO/Zn 2SnO 4 as the buffer layer. The proposed cell with Zn xCd 1-xS as window layer showed promising result with an efficiency of 22.42% (Voc = 0.98 V, Jsc = 29.35 mA/cm 2, FF = 0.85) using As 2Te 3 as back surface field (BSF) and copper (Cu) as final back contact. The cell normalized efficiency was found to be decreased linearly at the gradient -0.24/C with the operating temperature that indicated better stability of Zn xCd 1-xS/CdTe solar cells.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
Pages1223-1228
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011 - Seattle, WA
Duration: 19 Jun 201124 Jun 2011

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Other37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011
CitySeattle, WA
Period19/6/1124/6/11

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Numerical analysis
Buffer layers
Solar cells
Energy gap
Simulators
Thin film solar cells
Copper
Chemical analysis
Temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Hossain, M. S., Amin, N., Aliyu, M. M., Matin, M. A., Siddiki, M. K., Razykov, T., & Sopian, K. (2011). Zn xCd 1-xS as prospective window layer in CdTe thin film solar cells from numerical analysis. In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (pp. 1223-1228). [6186178] https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2011.6186178

Zn xCd 1-xS as prospective window layer in CdTe thin film solar cells from numerical analysis. / Hossain, Md Sharafat; Amin, Nowshad; Aliyu, M. M.; Matin, M. A.; Siddiki, M. K.; Razykov, T.; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman.

Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. 2011. p. 1223-1228 6186178.

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

Hossain, MS, Amin, N, Aliyu, MM, Matin, MA, Siddiki, MK, Razykov, T & Sopian, K 2011, Zn xCd 1-xS as prospective window layer in CdTe thin film solar cells from numerical analysis. in Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference., 6186178, pp. 1223-1228, 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011, Seattle, WA, 19/6/11. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2011.6186178
Hossain MS, Amin N, Aliyu MM, Matin MA, Siddiki MK, Razykov T et al. Zn xCd 1-xS as prospective window layer in CdTe thin film solar cells from numerical analysis. In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. 2011. p. 1223-1228. 6186178 https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2011.6186178
Hossain, Md Sharafat ; Amin, Nowshad ; Aliyu, M. M. ; Matin, M. A. ; Siddiki, M. K. ; Razykov, T. ; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman. / Zn xCd 1-xS as prospective window layer in CdTe thin film solar cells from numerical analysis. Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference. 2011. pp. 1223-1228
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