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  • Editor: Bernard Kippelen
  • Vol. 20, Iss. S1 — Jan. 2, 2012
  • pp: A85–A93

Efficiency enhancement of silicon solar cells using a nano-scale honeycomb broadband anti-reflection structure

C.K. Huang, K.W. Sun, and W.-L. Chang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue S1, pp. A85-A93 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.000A85


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Abstract

This experiment demonstrates the process for manufacturing a ZnO honeycomb sub-wavelength structure using nanosphere lithography technology exhibiting excellent anti-reflection properties from the UV to NIR wavelength regions. This honeycomb nanostructure, combined with commercially available crystalline Si solar cells, show substantially improved conversion efficiency from 15.6% to 16.6% using optimized honeycomb sizes and precursor concentrations of ZnO. The present work develops an unsophisticated and economical technique suitable for industrial applications in producing a uniform and low-reflective texture.

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OCIS Codes
(040.5350) Detectors : Photovoltaic
(310.1210) Thin films : Antireflection coatings
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Photovoltaics

History
Original Manuscript: October 19, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 24, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 8, 2011
Published: December 20, 2011

Citation
C.K. Huang, K.W. Sun, and W.-L. Chang, "Efficiency enhancement of silicon solar cells using a nano-scale honeycomb broadband anti-reflection structure," Opt. Express 20, A85-A93 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-S1-A85


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