Impact of the Emitter Contact Pattern in c-Si BC-BJ Solar Cells by Numerical Simulations

Noemi Guerra, Raffaele De Rose, Marco Guevara, Paul Procel, Marco Lanuzza, Felice Crupi

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Abstract

This paper presents a detailed analysis on the impact of the emitter contact geometry on the performance of back contact-back junction (BC-BJ) c-Si solar cells by means of a TCAD-based electro-optical model. BC-BJ c-Si solar cells featuring a conventional linear-contact (LC) scheme and an advanced point-contact (PC) pattern are considered. In addition, the introduction of a selective emitter (SE) design in the PC structure and the effect of including multiple contacts in the emitter region of the considered BC-BJ solar cells are also investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE 4th International Forum on Research and Technologies for Society and Industry, RTSI 2018 - Proceedings
EditorsGuido Ala, Tiziana Tambosso
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-6282-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-6283-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event4th IEEE International Forum on Research and Technologies for Society and Industry, RTSI 2018 - Palermo, Italy
Duration: 10 Sep 201813 Sep 2018

Conference

Conference4th IEEE International Forum on Research and Technologies for Society and Industry, RTSI 2018
CountryItaly
CityPalermo
Period10/09/1813/09/18

Keywords

  • BC-BJ solar cells
  • modeling
  • PhotovoItaics
  • point contact
  • TCAD simulation

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