Photovoltaics literature survey (No. 104)

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In order to help keep readers up-to-date in the field each issue of Progress in Photovoltaics will contain a list of recently published journal articles most relevant to its aims and scope. This list is drawn from an extremely wide range of journals, including IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, Journal of Applied Physics, Applied Physics Letters, Progress in Photovoltaics and Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. To assist the reader, the list is separated into broad categories, but please note that these classifications are by no means strict. Also note that inclusion in the list is not an endorsement of a paper's quality. If you have any suggestions please e-mail Santosh Shrestha at s.shrestha@unsw.edu.au.

1 FUNDAMENTALS, NEW APPROACHES, AND REVIEWS

Green MA, Emery K, Hishikawa Y, et al. Solar cell efficiency tables (version 42), Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications 2013; 21(5):827837.

Heo JH, Im SH, Noh JH, et al. Efficient inorganic-organic hybrid heterojunction solar cells containing perovskite compound and polymeric hole conductors. Nature Photonics 2013; 7(6): 487492.

Huang JS, Goh T, Li XK, et al. Polymer bulk heterojunction solar cells employing Forster resonance energy transfer. Nature Photonics 2013; 7(6): 480486.

Ren-Hao F, Li-Hao Z, Ru-Wen P, et al. Broadband antireflection and light-trapping enhancement of plasmonic solar cells. Physical Review B 2013; 87(19): 195444.

2 GENERAL CHARACTERIZATION TECHNIQUES AND MODELING

Mäckel H, Varner K. On the determination of the emitter saturation current density from lifetime measurements of silicon devices: Research and Applications 2013; 21(5):850866.

Bühler Aj, Krenzinger A. Method for photovoltaic parameter extraction according to a modified double-diode model: Research and Applications 2013; 21(5):884893.

Augarten Y, Trupke T, Lenio M, et al. Calculation of quantitative shunt values using photoluminescence imaging: Research and Applications 2013; 21(5):933941.

Hameiri Z, Trupke T, Gao N, et al. Effective bulk doping concentration of diffused and undiffused silicon wafers obtained from combined photoconductance and photoluminescence measurements: Research and Applications 2013; 21(5):942949.

Bjorgaard JA, Kose ME. Amplified quenching of conjugated polymer nanoparticle photoluminescence for robust measurement of exciton diffusion length. Journal of Applied Physics 2013; 113(20): 203707.

Chobola Z, Lunak M, Vanek J, et al. Low-frequency noise, microplasma, and electroluminescence measurements as faster tools to investigate quality of monocrystalline-silicon solar cells. Optical Engineering 2013; 52(5): 051203.

Giesecke JA, Schindler F, Buhler M, et al. Accurate determination of minority carrier mobility in silicon from quasi-steady-state photoluminescence. Journal of Applied Physics 2013; 113(21): 213705.

Giesecke JA, Schubert MC, Warta W. Carrier lifetime from dynamic electroluminescence. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 2013; 3(3): 10121015.

Hameiri Z, McIntosh K, Xu G. Evaluation of recombination processes using the local ideality factor of carrier lifetime measurements. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 2013; 117(0): 251258.

Maragliano C, Colace L, Chiesa M, et al. Three-dimensional Cu(InGa)Se2 photovoltaic cells simulations: optimization for limited-range wavelength applications. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 2013; 3(3): 11061112.

Pohl J, Albe K. Intrinsic point defects in CuInSe2 and CuGaSe2 as seen via screened-exchange hybrid density functional theory. Physical Review B 2013; 87(24): 245203.

Schinke C, Hinken D, Schmidt J, et al. Modeling the spectral luminescence emission of silicon solar cells and wafers. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 2013; 3(3): 10381052.

Sihua Z, Xia H, Wenzhong S. Simulation of high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells with homo-hetero junctions. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices 2013; 60(7): 21042110.

Wang TX, Yu B, Chen B, et al. A theoretical model of a cylindrical luminescent solar concentrator with a dye-doping coating. Journal of Optics 2013; 15(5): 055709.

Wilkins MM, Boucherif A, Beal R, et al. Multijunction solar cell designs using silicon bottom subcell and porous silicon compliant membrane. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 2013; 3(3): 11251131.

Yang ZH, Ullrich CA. Direct calculation of exciton binding energies with time-dependent density-functional theory. Physical Review B 2013; 87(19): 195204.

Yunfei H. High-resolution lock-in thermography investigation on industrial multicrystalline silicon solar cells. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 2013; 3(3): 952956.

3 CRYSTALLINE SILICON—BULK CELLS AND TECHNOLOGY

Hänni S, Bugnon G, Parascandolo G, et al. High-efficiency microcrystalline silicon single-junction solar cells, Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications 2013; 21(5):821826.

Jung V, Köntges M. Al/Ni: V/Ag metal stacks as rear-side metallization for crystalline silicon solar cells: Research and Applications 2013; 21(5):876883.

Pletzer TM, Suckow S, Stegemann EFR, et al. Phosphorus gettering of iron by screen-printed emitters in monocrystalline Czochralski silicon wafers: Research and Applications 2013; 21(5):900905.

Prajapati V, Janssens T, John J, et al. Diffusion-free high efficiency silicon solar cells: Research and Applications 2013; 21(5):980985.

Patil S, Cherukupalli R, Pramod MR, et al. Passivation of n-type emitter and p-type base in solar cells via oxygen terminated silicon nanoparticles: Research and Applications 2013; 21(5):11461152.

Balaji N, Park C, Lee Y, et al. Rear-side passivation characteristics of Si-rich SINx for various Local Back contact solar cells. Vacuum 2013; 96:6972.

Hashiguchi H, Tachibana T, Aoki M, et al. Ion shower doping technique for selective emitter structure in crystalline silicon solar cells. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics 2013; 52(4): 04CR09.

Kim M, Park S, Kim D. Highly efficient PERC cells fabricated using the low cost laser ablation process. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 2013; 117(0): 126131.

Kim S, Ai Dao V, Lee Y, et al. Processed optimization for excellent interface passivation quality of amorphous/crystalline silicon solar cells. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 2013; 117(0): 174177.

Li H, Wenham SR, Shi Z. High efficiency PERL cells on CZ P-type crystalline silicon using a thermally stable a-Si:H/SiNx rear surface passivation stack. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 2013; 117(0): 4147.

Lin F, Hoex B, Koh YH, et al. Low-temperature surface passivation of moderately doped crystalline silicon by atomic-layer-deposited hafnium oxide films. ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology 2013; 2(1): N11N14.

Tang Y, Zhou C, Wang W, et al. N+ emitters realized using Ammonium Dihydrogen Phosphate for silicon solar cells. Solar Energy 2013; 95(0): 265270.

Thaidigsmann B, Lohmuller E, Fertig F, et al. Characterization and modeling of screen-printed metal insulator semiconductor tunnel junctions for integrated bypass functionality in crystalline silicon solar cells. Journal of Applied Physics 2013; 113(21): 214502.

Xiao C, Yu X, Yang D, et al. Study on permanent deactivation of the light-induced degradation in p-type compensated crystalline silicon solar cells. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 2013; 117(0): 2933.

4 THIN FILM, AMORPHOUS AND MICRO/NANOCRYSTALLINE SILICON, HETEROJUNCTION CELLS

Moulin E, Paetzold UW, Bittkau K, et al. Investigation of the impact of the rear-dielectric/silver back reflector design on the optical performance of thin-film silicon solar cells by means of detached reflectors: Research and Applications 2013; 21(5):12361247.

Haase F, Kajari-Schroder S, Romer U, et al. Increased front surface recombination by rear-side laser processing on thin silicon solar cells. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 2013; 3(3): 976984.

Li BZ, Lin JQ, Lu J, et al. Light absorption enhancement in thin-film solar cells by embedded lossless silica nanoparticles. Journal of Optics 2013; 15(5): 055005.

Pratesi F, Burresi M, Riboli F, et al. Disordered photonic structures for light harvesting in solar cells. Optics Express 2013; 21(9): A460A468.

Schuster CS, Kowalczewski P, Martins ER, et al. Dual gratings for enhanced light trapping in thin-film solar cells by a layer-transfer technique. Optics Express 2013; 21(9): A433A438.

Shi YP, Wang XD, Liu W, et al. Multilayer silver nanoparticles for light trapping in thin film solar cells. Journal of Applied Physics 2013; 113(17): 176101.

Wang G-H, Zhao L, Yan B-J, et al. The investigation of ZnO:Al2O3/metal composite back reflectors in amorphous silicon germanium thin film solar cells. Chinese Physics B 2013; 22(6): 068102.

Wiesendanger S, Zilk M, Pertsch T, et al. Combining randomly textured surfaces and photonic crystals for the photon management in thin film microcrystalline silicon solar cells. Optics Express 2013; 21(9): A450A459.

Xinyan Z, Zhigang L, Tongjun Z, et al. Structure optimization of organic planar heterojunction solar cells. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 2013; 46(19): 195105.

Zhang T, Birgersson E, Luther J. A spatially smoothed device model for organic bulk heterojunction solar cells. Journal of Applied Physics 2013; 113(17): 174505.

5 ORGANIC AND HYBRID CELLS

Adhikary P, Venkatesan S, Maharjan PP, et al. Enhanced performance of PDPP3T/PC60BM solar cells using high boiling solvent and UV-ozone treatment. IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices 2013; 60(5): 17631768.

Barito A, Sykes ME, Bilby D, et al. Recovering lost excitons in organic photovoltaics using a transparent dissociation layer. Journal of Applied Physics 2013; 113(20): 203110.

Choi H, Lee JP, Ko SJ, et al. Multipositional silica-coated silver nanoparticles for high-performance polymer solar cells. Nano Letters 2013; 13(5): 22042208.

Fang G, Wu J, Fu YY, et al. Improved charge-collection efficiency in PCDTBT:PC71BM-based solar cells via CS2 solvent vapor annealing. Chinese Physics Letters 2013; 30(6): 068801.

Jin J, Lee J, Jeong S, et al. High-performance hybrid plastic films: a robust electrode platform for thin-film optoelectronics. Energy & Environmental Science 2013; 6(6): 18111817.

Kim SJ, Margulis GY, Rim SB, et al. Geometric light trapping with a V-trap for efficient organic solar cells. Optics Express 2013; 21(9): A305A312.

Koidis C, Logothetidis S, Ioakeimidis A, et al. Key factors to improve the efficiency of roll-to-roll printed organic photovoltaics. Organic Electronics 2013; 14(7): 17441748.

Lassiter BE, Renshaw CK, Forrest SR. Understanding tandem organic photovoltaic cell performance. Journal of Applied Physics 2013; 113(21): 214505.

Lv HY, Zhao XL, Xu WT, et al. Improving performance of polymer solar cells based on PSBTBT/PC71BM via controlled solvent vapor annealing. Organic Electronics 2013; 14(7): 18741881.

Nagamori T, Marumoto K. Charge accumulation in organic solar cells during device operation as investigated by electron spin resonance. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics 2013; 52(5): 10.7567.

Roesch R, Eberhardt K-R, Engmann S, et al. Polymer solar cells with enhanced lifetime by improved electrode stability and sealing. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 2013; 117(0): 5966.

6 PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS

Akhtar MS, Kwon S, Stadler FJ, et al. High efficiency solid state dye sensitized solar cells with graphene-polyethylene oxide composite electrolytes. Nanoscale 2013; 5(12): 54035411.

Hou Y, Wang D, Yang XH, et al. Rational screening low-cost counter electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells. Nature Communications 2013; 4: 1583.

Li G, Liang M, Wang H, et al. Significant enhancement of open-circuit voltage in indoline-based dye-sensitized solar cells via retarding charge recombination. Chemistry of Materials 2013; 25(9): 17131722.

Liu T, Troisi A. Theoretical evidence of multiple dye regeneration mechanisms in dye-sensitized solar cells. Chemical Physics Letters 2013; 570: 159162.

Opara Krašovec U, Bokalič M, Topič M. Ageing of DSSC studied by electroluminescence and transmission imaging. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 2013; 117(0): 6772.

Vesce L, Riccitelli R, Mincuzzi G, et al. Fabrication of spacer and catalytic layers in monolithic dye-sensitized solar cells. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 2013; 3(3): 10041011.

Zhang L, Jihuai W, Jianming L, et al. A high efficiency dye-sensitized solar cell with nano-TiO2 secondary structure in the photoanode. Functional Materials Letters 2013; 6(2): 1350014.

7 CIS, CIGS, CdTe, AND II–VI CELLS

Peshek TJ, Zhang L, Singh RK et al. Criteria for improving the properties of ZnGeAs2 solar cells: Research and Applications 2013; 21(5):906917.

Fukano T, Tajima S, Ito T. Enhancement of conversion efficiency of Cu2ZnSnS4 thin film solar cells by improvement of sulfurization conditions. Applied Physics Express 2013; 6(6): 062301.

Kim K, Larina L, Yun JH, et al. Cd-free CIGS solar cells with buffer layer based on the In2S3 derivatives. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2013; 15(23): 92399244.

Lindahl J, Zimmermann U, Szaniawski P, et al. Inline Cu(In,Ga)Se2 co-evaporation for high-efficiency solar cells and modules. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 2013; 3(3): 11001105.

Ma J, Wei SH. Origin of novel diffusions of Cu and Ag in semiconductors: the case of CdTe. Physical Review Letters 2013; 110(23): 235901.

Nakamura S, Maeda T, Wada T. First-principles study of diffusion of Cu and In atoms in CuInSe2. Japanese Journal of Applied Physics 2013; 52(4): 04CR01.

Seungju C, Seunghun L, Younghun J, et al. Wet chemical etched CdTe thin film solar cells. Current Applied Physics 2013; 13(1): 211216.

Yunae C, Eunsongyi L, Dong-Wook K, et al. Influence of shunt conduction on determining the dominant recombination processes in CIGS thin-film solar cells. Current Applied Physics 2013; 13(1): 3740.

8 III–V, QUANTUM WELL, SPACE, CONCENTRATOR, AND THERMOPHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS

Datas A, Algora C. Global optimization of solar thermophotovoltaic systems: Research and Applications 2013; 21(5):10401055.

Núñez N, González JR, Vázquez M, et al. Evaluation of the reliability of high concentrator GaAs solar cells by means of temperature accelerated aging tests: Research and Applications 2013; 21(5):11041113.

Ben Or A, Appelbaum J. Performance analysis of concentrator photovoltaic dense-arrays under non-uniform irradiance. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 2013; 117(0): 110119.

Bonnet-Eymard M, Boccard M, Bugnon G, et al. Optimized short-circuit current mismatch in multi-junction solar cells. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 2013; 117(0): 120125.

Cai XM, Wang Y, Li ZD, et al. Improved photovoltaic performance of InGaN/GaN solar cells with optimized transparent current spreading layers. Applied Physics a-Materials Science & Processing 2013; 111(2): 483486.

Ekins-Daukes NJ, Lee KH, Hirst L, et al. Controlling radiative loss in quantum well solar cells. Journal of Physics D 2013; 46(26): 264007.

Laiadi W, Meftah A, Sengouga N. Irradiation effect on the electrical characteristics of an AlGaAs/GaAs based solar cell: comparison between electron and proton irradiation by numerical simulation. Superlattices and Microstructures 2013; 58: 4452.

Li L, Zhao D-G, Jiang D-S, et al. The effects of InGaN layer thickness on the performance of InGaN/GaN p-i-n solar cells. Chinese Physics B 2013; 22(6): 068802.

Li ZD, Xiao HL, Wang XL, et al. The growth and fabrication of InGaN/GaN multi-quantum well solar cells on Si(111) substrates. Chinese Physics Letters 2013; 30(6): 068402.

Liu CY, Lai CC, Liao JH, et al. Nitride-based concentrator solar cells grown on Si substrates. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 2013; 117(0): 5458.

Shoou-Jinn C, Jei-Li H, Ting-Jen H, et al. Triple-junction GaInP/GaAs/Ge solar cells with an AZO transparent electrode and ZnO nanowires. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 2013; 3(3): 991996.

Walker AW, Theriault O, Wheeldon JF, et al. The effects of absorption and recombination on quantum dot multijunction solar cell efficiency. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 2013; 3(3): 11181124.

Zhang Y, Kappers MJ, Zhu D, et al. The effect of dislocations on the efficiency of InGaN/GaN solar cells. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 2013; 117(0): 279284.

9 TERRESTRIAL MODULES, BOS COMPONENTS, BUILDING INTEGRATED, SYSTEMS, AND APPLICATIONS

Hernandez J, Vallejo W, Gordillo G. Practical method for estimating the power and energy delivered by photovoltaic modules operating under non-standard conditions: Research and Applications 2013; 21(5):867875.

Haas S, Krumscheid S, Bauer A, et al. Novel series connection concept for thin film solar modules: Research and Applications 2013; 21(5):972979.

Polverini D, Field M, Dunlop E, et al. Polycrystalline silicon PV modules performance and degradation over 20 years: Research and Applications 2013; 21(5):1004-1015.

Averbukh M, Lineykin S, Kuperman A. Obtaining small photovoltaic array operational curves for arbitrary cell temperatures and solar irradiation densities from standard conditions data: Research and Applications 2013; 21(5):10161025.

Lee S-H, Han K-S, Shin J-H, et al. Fabrication of highly transparent self-cleaning protection films for photovoltaic systems: Research and Applications 2013; 21(5):10561062.

Alexandru C, Irina Tatu N. Optimal design of the solar tracker used for a photovoltaic string. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 2013; 5(2): 023133.

Chen X, Lei W, Dan L, et al. Improving the solar cell module performance by a uniform porous antireflection layer on low iron solar glass. Applied Physics Express 2013; 6(3): 03230.

Farivar G, Asaei B, Mehrnami S. An analytical solution for tracking photovoltaic module MPP. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 2013; 3(3): 10531061.

Mahmoud YA, Weidong X, Zeineldin HH. A parameterization approach for enhancing PV model accuracy. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics 2013; 60(12): 57085716.

Orabi M, Ahmed M, Abdel-Rahim O. A single-stage high boosting ratio converter for grid-connected photovoltaic systems. Electric Power Components and Systems 2013; 41(9): 896911.

Rodrigo P, Fernández EF, Almonacid F, et al. Models for the electrical characterization of high concentration photovoltaic cells and modules: A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 2013; 26(0): 752760.

Shirek GJ, Lassiter BA. Photovoltaic power generation: modeling solar plants' load levels and their effects on the distribution system. IEEE Industry Applications Magazine 2013; 19(4): 6372.

Tamimi B, Canizares C, Bhattacharya K. System stability impact of large-scale and distributed solar photovoltaic generation: the case of Ontario, Canada. IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy 2013; 4(3): 680688.

Tey Kok S, Mekhilef S, Safari A. Simple and low cost incremental conductance maximum power point tracking using buck-boost converter. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 2013; 5(2): 023106.

Tian H, Mancilla–David F, Ellis K, et al. Determination of the optimal configuration for a photovoltaic array depending on the shading condition. Solar Energy 2013; 95(0): 112.

Weidong X, Zeineldin HH, Peng Z. Statistic and parallel testing procedure for evaluating maximum power point tracking algorithms of photovoltaic power systems. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 2013; 3(3): 10621069.

10 POLICY, ECONOMICS, EDUCATION, HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT, AND THE SOLAR RESOURCE

Carrasco LM, Narvarte L, Peral A, et al. Reliability of a 13 000-SHS photovoltaic rural electrification programme: Research and Applications 2013; 21(5):11361145.

Bakhtyar B, Sopian K, Sulaiman MY, et al. Renewable energy in five South East Asian countries: review on electricity consumption and economic growth. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 2013; 26(0): 506514.

Candelise C, Winskel M, Gross RJK. The dynamics of solar PV costs and prices as a challenge for technology forecasting. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 2013; 26(0): 96107.

Qian D, Shanxu D, Tao C, et al. Plug-in electric vehicles as dispersed energy storage interactions with a smart office building. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 2013; 5(2): 021417.

Tsilingiridis G, Ikonomopoulos A. First results of incentives policy on grid interconnected photovoltaic systems development in Greece. Energy Policy 2013; 58: 303311.

Yanine FF, Sauma EE. Review of grid-tie micro-generation systems without energy storage: towards a new approach to sustainable hybrid energy systems linked to energy efficiency. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 2013; 26(0): 6095.

Zhang S, Zhao X, Andrews-Speed P, et al. The development trajectories of wind power and solar PV power in China: a comparison and policy recommendations. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 2013; 26(0): 322331.

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