Reininghaus, Nies and Feser, Clemens and Hanke, Benedikt and Vehse, Martin and Agert, Carsten (2016) Amorphous single-junction cells for vertical BIPV application with high bifaciality. Energy Science & Engineering, 4 (3). pp. 183-189. ISSN 20500505

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Solar cells used in building integration of photovoltaic cells (BIPV) are commonly made from crystalline wafer cells. This contribution investigates the challenges and benefits of using bifacial solar cells in vertical installations. We show that those cells get up to 13% more irradiance compared to optimum tilted south facing monofacial modules in Germany. The role of the n-layer in thin amorphous bifacial single-junction cells intended to be used as bifacial cells in BIPV applications is investigated. In contrast to the superstrate cell design, a transparent n-layer and back contact play a key role to achieve high bifaciality. We therefore increased the transparency of the n-layer by adding CO2, increasing the PH3 flow in the deposition gas and tested different thicknesses. With those measures, we reached a bifaciality of 98% for short-circuit current density and 99% for open-circuit voltage.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Publiziert mit Hilfe des DFG-geförderten Open Access-Publikationsfonds der Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg.
Uncontrolled Keywords: a-Si, bifacial, multijunction solar cell, PECVD, thin film
Subjects: Science and mathematics > Physics
Technology, medicine, applied sciences > Electrical engineering, electronics
Divisions: Faculty of Mathematics and Science > Institute of Physics (IfP)
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2017 12:34
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2017 12:52
URN: urn:nbn:de:gbv:715-oops-30135
DOI: 10.1002/ese3.116

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