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Optical modeling of finely textured amorphous silicon solar cells

Rowlands, S.F., Livingstone, J. and Lund, C.P. (2002) Optical modeling of finely textured amorphous silicon solar cells. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 71 (3). pp. 399-405.

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It has long been known that the use of finely textured transparent conducting oxide layers substantially improves the performance of thin film amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) solar cells. Major efforts to understand the nature of this effect and to fully capture its potential have been made by researchers using advanced modeling techniques. In this work, modeling the oblique angle optical performance and use of an effective medium approximation to simulate microrough interfaces suggests that effective interface grading makes a significant contribution to optical enhancement.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Engineering and Energy
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 2002 Elsevier Science B.V.
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