Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications

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November 2010

Volume 18, Issue 7

Pages 485–561

  1. Research Articles

    1. Top of page
    2. Research Articles
    3. Research: Short Communication: Accelerated Publication
    4. Research: Short Communication: Accelerated Publications
    5. Research: Short Communications
    6. Applications
    7. Broader Perspectives
    8. Literature Surveys
    1. Characterization of polycrystalline silicon wafers for solar cells sliced with novel fixed-abrasive wire (pages 485–490)

      N. Watanabe, Y. Kondo, D. Ide, T. Matsuki, H. Takato and I. Sakata

      Version of Record online: 14 JUL 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pip.923

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      For slicing crystalline silicon ingots, we have developed a novel fixed-abrasive wire where diamond grit is fixed onto a bare wire by resin bonding. The properties of the wafers sliced using a multi-wire saw with the fixed-abrasive wire have been investigated. It has been clarified that wafer slicing using the fixed-abrasive wire is promising as a next-generation slicing technique for fabrication of solar cells.

    2. Microcrystalline silicon solar cells: effect of substrate temperature on cracks and their role in post-oxidation (pages 491–499)

      M. Python, D. Dominé, T. Söderström, F. Meillaud and C. Ballif

      Version of Record online: 15 APR 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pip.956

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      Higher oxygen concentration is observed by nano-SIMS at crack locations. Those are responsible for post-oxidation in thin film solar cells. By increasing substrate temperature, number of cracks decreases.

  2. Research: Short Communication: Accelerated Publication

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    2. Research Articles
    3. Research: Short Communication: Accelerated Publication
    4. Research: Short Communication: Accelerated Publications
    5. Research: Short Communications
    6. Applications
    7. Broader Perspectives
    8. Literature Surveys
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      Plasmonic light-trapping for Si solar cells using self-assembled, Ag nanoparticles (pages 500–504)

      F. J. Beck, S. Mokkapati and K. R. Catchpole

      Version of Record online: 14 JUL 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pip.1006

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      We present experimental results for photocurrent enhancements in thin c-Si solar cells due to self-assembled, Ag nanoparticle. The particles are located on the rear of the cells, decoupling light-trapping and anti-reflection effects and the experimental geometry is chosen to maximise the enhancement provided by employing previously reported design considerations for plasmonic lighttrapping. With a detached mirror incorporated behind the nanoparticles we report a relative increase in photocurrent of 13% and a relative external quantum efficiency enhancement of 5.6 for weakly absorbed light.

  3. Research: Short Communication: Accelerated Publications

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    2. Research Articles
    3. Research: Short Communication: Accelerated Publication
    4. Research: Short Communication: Accelerated Publications
    5. Research: Short Communications
    6. Applications
    7. Broader Perspectives
    8. Literature Surveys
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      Add-on laser tailored selective emitter solar cells (pages 505–510)

      T. C. Röder, S. J. Eisele, P. Grabitz, C. Wagner, G. Kulushich, J. R. Köhler and J. H. Werner

      Version of Record online: 14 JUL 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pip.1007

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      This paper presents a laser tailored selective emitter concept with only one additional laser doping step compared to the standard industrial solar cell process flow. The selective laser add-on process results in deeper doping under the contacts and enables excellent contact formation by screen printing, normally difficult to achieve for shallow diffused emitters. This additional laser diffusion increases the cell efficiency η by Δη=0.5% up to η=18.1%.

  4. Research: Short Communications

    1. Top of page
    2. Research Articles
    3. Research: Short Communication: Accelerated Publication
    4. Research: Short Communication: Accelerated Publications
    5. Research: Short Communications
    6. Applications
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    8. Literature Surveys
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      Fill factor analysis of solar cells' current–voltage curves (pages 511–515)

      Johannes Greulich, Markus Glatthaar and Stefan Rein

      Version of Record online: 14 JUL 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pip.979

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      In this work it is shown that fitting the two diode model to measured current-voltage curves is inappropriate to quantify the two main loss mechanisms in silicon solar cells. Three fill factors, namely the fill factor of the illuminated current-voltage curve, the pseudo fill factor and the ideal fill factor are the base of a quick loss analysis that is evaluated here. An advanced current voltage curve analysis including fill factors and fit is presented.

  5. Applications

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    2. Research Articles
    3. Research: Short Communication: Accelerated Publication
    4. Research: Short Communication: Accelerated Publications
    5. Research: Short Communications
    6. Applications
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      Centralized solar lantern charging station under ‘lighting a billion lives’ campaign: a technological evolution (pages 516–534)

      Parimita Mohanty, Nivedita Dasgupta and Arvind Sharma

      Version of Record online: 29 APR 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pip.958

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      The concept of ‘Centralized Solar Lantern Charging Station’ has been developed and implemented as a rental model especially in the rural areas under ‘Lighting a Billion Lives (LaBL)’ campaign by The Energy and Resources Institute, India. The paper presents the various versions of the charging station model detailing the technological developments addressing the challenges based on the feedback and demands from the field. Further, the way forward towards establishing more efficient charging station models is presented in the final section of the paper.

  6. Broader Perspectives

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    3. Research: Short Communication: Accelerated Publication
    4. Research: Short Communication: Accelerated Publications
    5. Research: Short Communications
    6. Applications
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      Life cycle analysis of organic photovoltaic technologies (pages 535–558)

      Rafael García-Valverde, Judith A. Cherni and Antonio Urbina

      Version of Record online: 15 APR 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pip.967

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  7. Literature Surveys

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    2. Research Articles
    3. Research: Short Communication: Accelerated Publication
    4. Research: Short Communication: Accelerated Publications
    5. Research: Short Communications
    6. Applications
    7. Broader Perspectives
    8. Literature Surveys
    1. Photovoltaics literature survey (No. 81) (pages 559–561)

      Compiled by Santosh Shrestha

      Version of Record online: 27 SEP 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/pip.1042

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