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A front surface optimization study for photovoltaic application

Nawabjan, A. and Iqbal, F. and Abdullah, A. S. (2018) A front surface optimization study for photovoltaic application. Telkomnika (Telecommunication Computing Electronics and Control), 16 (4). pp. 1383-1387. ISSN 1693-6930


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.12928/TELKOMNIKA.v16i4.9059


In this paper, we presented a possible front surface optical enhancement of Si solar cell by optimizing the Antireflection (AR) and light trapping (LT) schemes. Conventional plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) and in house hot wire chemical vapor deposition (HWCVD) tool was used to deposit Silicon Nitride (SiNX) layer and optimized at 668nm wavelength. This was followed by surface texturing of random pyramids to further enhance the broadband reflectance of the front surface. Broadband reflectance measurement using integrating sphere method showed achieved weighted average reflectance (WAR) value of as low as 1.8% and 1.5%, when 85nm SiNX was deposited on top of random pyramids structure using HWCVD and PECVD methods, respectively.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Black silicon, Pyramids
Subjects:T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions:Electrical Engineering
ID Code:84540
Deposited By: Widya Wahid
Deposited On:11 Jan 2020 15:32
Last Modified:11 Jan 2020 15:32

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