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Reflection of normally incident light from silicon solar cells with pyramidal texture

Baker-Finch, Simeon; McIntosh, Keith


A surface texture enhances the capacity of a solar cell to absorb incident radiation. In high efficiency and industry standard designs alike, pyramidal surface textures play the key role of reducing the reflectance of the cell surface. This reduction is achieved by ensuring that incident light rays suffer at least a double reflection in the various facets of the structure. In this work, we define a general expression for the reflectance of a pyramidal texture by identifying discrete paths of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications
DOI: 10.1002/pip.1050


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