ZnO doping profile effect on CIGS solar cells efficiency and parasitic resistive losses based on cells equivalent circuit

Nima Khoshsirat, Nurul Amziah Md Yunus, Mohd Nizar Hamidon, Suhaidi Shafie, Nowshad Amin

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Abstract

The window layer of the CIGS thin film solar cells plays the role of transparent front contact and the n-side of pn-heterojunction. Thus the variation of window layers electrical and optical properties can affect the cell performance. Properties of Al-doped Zinc oxide (ZnO) thin film as most common used window layer for CIGS solar cells were studied via simulation using the simulation program called SCAPS-1D. This study is aimed to find the effect of ZnO layer doping profile on cell performance. It is found that increasing Al-content up to 5% in ZnO layer will lead to increasing the cell efficiency and will decrease the cell series and shunt resistance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCAS 2013 - 2013 IEEE International Conference on Circuits and Systems: "Advanced Circuits and Systems for Sustainability"
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages86-91
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479913374
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 IEEE International Conference on Circuits and Systems: "Advanced Circuits and Systems for Sustainability", ICCAS 2013 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 18 Sep 201319 Sep 2013

Other

Other2013 IEEE International Conference on Circuits and Systems: "Advanced Circuits and Systems for Sustainability", ICCAS 2013
CityKuala Lumpur
Period18/9/1319/9/13

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Zinc oxide
Equivalent circuits
Solar cells
Doping (additives)
Oxide films
Heterojunctions
Electric properties
Optical properties
Thin films

Keywords

  • CIGS
  • SCAPS-1D
  • Thin film solar cells
  • Window layer
  • Zinc Oxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Khoshsirat, N., Md Yunus, N. A., Hamidon, M. N., Shafie, S., & Amin, N. (2013). ZnO doping profile effect on CIGS solar cells efficiency and parasitic resistive losses based on cells equivalent circuit. In ICCAS 2013 - 2013 IEEE International Conference on Circuits and Systems: "Advanced Circuits and Systems for Sustainability" (pp. 86-91). [6671641] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/CircuitsAndSystems.2013.6671641

ZnO doping profile effect on CIGS solar cells efficiency and parasitic resistive losses based on cells equivalent circuit. / Khoshsirat, Nima; Md Yunus, Nurul Amziah; Hamidon, Mohd Nizar; Shafie, Suhaidi; Amin, Nowshad.

ICCAS 2013 - 2013 IEEE International Conference on Circuits and Systems: "Advanced Circuits and Systems for Sustainability". IEEE Computer Society, 2013. p. 86-91 6671641.

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

Khoshsirat, N, Md Yunus, NA, Hamidon, MN, Shafie, S & Amin, N 2013, ZnO doping profile effect on CIGS solar cells efficiency and parasitic resistive losses based on cells equivalent circuit. in ICCAS 2013 - 2013 IEEE International Conference on Circuits and Systems: "Advanced Circuits and Systems for Sustainability"., 6671641, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 86-91, 2013 IEEE International Conference on Circuits and Systems: "Advanced Circuits and Systems for Sustainability", ICCAS 2013, Kuala Lumpur, 18/9/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/CircuitsAndSystems.2013.6671641
Khoshsirat N, Md Yunus NA, Hamidon MN, Shafie S, Amin N. ZnO doping profile effect on CIGS solar cells efficiency and parasitic resistive losses based on cells equivalent circuit. In ICCAS 2013 - 2013 IEEE International Conference on Circuits and Systems: "Advanced Circuits and Systems for Sustainability". IEEE Computer Society. 2013. p. 86-91. 6671641 https://doi.org/10.1109/CircuitsAndSystems.2013.6671641
Khoshsirat, Nima ; Md Yunus, Nurul Amziah ; Hamidon, Mohd Nizar ; Shafie, Suhaidi ; Amin, Nowshad. / ZnO doping profile effect on CIGS solar cells efficiency and parasitic resistive losses based on cells equivalent circuit. ICCAS 2013 - 2013 IEEE International Conference on Circuits and Systems: "Advanced Circuits and Systems for Sustainability". IEEE Computer Society, 2013. pp. 86-91
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