Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 2014, Article ID 627127, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/627127
Research Article

Enhancing Light-Trapping Properties of Amorphous Si Thin-Film Solar Cells Containing High-Reflective Silver Conductors Fabricated Using a Nonvacuum Process

1Photovoltaic Technology Division, Green Energy and Environment Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Hsinchu 31040, Taiwan
2Department of Electrical Engineering, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung 40227, Taiwan
3Micro/Nano Manufacturing Technology Department, Mechanical and Systems Research Laboratories, Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Hsinchu 31040, Taiwan

Received 16 December 2013; Revised 7 February 2014; Accepted 11 February 2014; Published 16 March 2014

Academic Editor: Mahmoud M. El-Nahass

Copyright © 2014 Jun-Chin Liu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. F. J. Haug, K. S. Söderström, A. Naqavi, and C. Ballif, “Resonances and absorption enhancement in thin film silicon solar cells with periodic interface texture,” Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 109, no. 8, Article ID 084516, 8 pages, 2011. View at Google Scholar
  2. M. Berginski, J. Hüpkes, A. Gordijn et al., “Experimental studies and limitations of the light trapping and optical losses in microcrystalline silicon solar cells,” Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 92, no. 9, pp. 1037–1042, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. S. Nunomura, A. Minowa, H. Sai, and M. Kondo, “Mie scattering enhanced near-infrared light response of thin-film silicon solar cells,” Applied Physics Letters, vol. 97, no. 6, Article ID 063507, 3 pages, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. H. Sai, H. Jia, and M. Kondo, “Impact of front and rear texture of thin-film microcrystalline silicon solar cells on their light trapping properties,” Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 108, no. 4, Article ID 044505, 9 pages, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. H. Sakai, T. Yoshida, T. Hama, and Y. Ichikawa, “Effects of surface morphology of transparent electrode on the open-circuit voltage in a-Si:H solar cells,” Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 630–635, 1990. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. M. L. Addonizio and A. Antonaia, “Surface morphology and light scattering properties of plasma etched ZnO:B films grown by LP-MOCVD for silicon thin film solar cells,” Thin Solid Films, vol. 518, no. 4, pp. 1026–1031, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. R. E. I. Schropp and M. Zeman, Amorphous and Microcystalline Silicon Solar Cells: Modeling, Materials and Device Technology, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, Mass, USA, 1998.
  8. Y.-H. Chen, H.-Y. Fang, and C.-M. Yeh, “Raman scattering and electrical characterizations studies of hydrogenated amorphous silicon-germanium alloys prepared by 40 MHz plasma-enhanced CVD,” Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, vol. 357, no. 1, pp. 1–3, 2011. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. J. Springer, A. Poruba, L. Müllerova, M. Vanecek, O. Kluth, and B. Rech, “Absorption loss at nanorough silver back reflector of thin-film silicon solar cells,” Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 95, no. 3, pp. 1427–1429, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. J. Springer, B. Rech, W. Reetz, J. Müller, and M. Vanecek, “Light trapping and optical losses in microcrystalline silicon pin solar cells deposited on surface-textured glass/ZnO substrates,” Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 85, no. 1, pp. 1–11, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus