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Quantifying the optical losses in back-contact solar cells

McIntosh, Keith; Kho, Teng; Fong, Kean; Baker-Finch, Simeon; Wan, Yimao; Zin, Ngwe Soe; Franklin, Evan; Wang, Dingcheng; Abbott, Malcolm; Grant, Nicholas; Wang, Er-Chien (Eric); Stocks, Matthew; Blakers, Andrew


A procedure to quantify the optical loss mechanisms in back-contact solar cells is presented. It incorporates recent developments in optical simulation that yield rapid and precise results. The procedure includes spectrophotometry, ellipsometry, quantum efficiency measurements, ray tracing, and the thin-film matrix method. The paper shows how experiments and simulation can be combined to quantify reflection from the front surface, absorption in the antireflection coatings, non-ideal light...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Conference paper
Source: 2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014
DOI: 10.1109/PVSC.2014.6925360


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