On current collection from supporting layers in perovskite/c-Si tandem solar cells

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The study of a two-terminal (2T) perovskite/c-Si tandem solar cell requires accurate and concurrent description of photons absorption and tunnelling-mediated charge transport. By analysing current collection across the device heterointerfaces, we investigated the effect of (i) perovskite thickness on the short-circuit current density (Jsc) of the tandem device and (ii) temperature on devices performance. We deployed an advanced opto-electrical modelling framework based on optical sub-models from GenPro4 and on self-consistent fundamental semiconductor equations implemented in TCAD Sentaurus. Using these simulations of perovskite/c-Si tandem solar cells, an in-depth analysis of the physics of current contribution of supporting layers has been carried out. Solving numerically the fundamental equations of semiconductors, we theoretically show for the first time that electron-hole pairs photo-generated in the TRJ can be collected, effectively boosting Jsc values well beyond (photocurrent density) Jph levels. In addition, a temperature-based study of these perovskite/c-Si tandem solar cells has been performed to evaluate the temperature coefficient which is useful for their energy yield simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE 48th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781665419222
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event48th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2021 - Fort Lauderdale, United States
Duration: 20 Jun 202125 Jun 2021

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371


Conference48th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityFort Lauderdale


  • crystalline silicon
  • current collection
  • perovskite
  • tandem
  • TCAD Sentaurus


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