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Increase in External Quantum Efficiency of Encapsulated Silicon Solar Cells from a Luminescent Down-Shifting layer

McIntosh, Keith; Lau, Gay; Cotsell, James; Hanton, Kathryn; Bätzner , Derk; Bettiol , Fabian; Richards, Bryce


This paper reports the external quantum efficiency (EQE) of encapsulated screen-printed crystalline silicon solar cells, where the encapsulation includes a layer of luminescent down-shifting (LDS) molecules. At wavelengths less than 400nm, the inclusion of the LDS molecules increases the EQE from near zero to, at most, 40%. The increase in EQE corresponds to a rise in short-circuit current density of 0.37 ± 013 mA/cm2 under the AM15g spectrum.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications
DOI: 10.1002/pip.867


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