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  • Editor: Christian Seassal
  • Vol. 22, Iss. S5 — Aug. 25, 2014
  • pp: A1222–A1228

Vertical InGaN-based green-band solar cells operating under high solar concentration up to 300 suns

Jinn-Kong Sheu, Fu-Bang Chen, Shou-Hung Wu, Ming-Lun Lee, Po-Cheng Chen, and Yu-Hsiang Yeh  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue S5, pp. A1222-A1228 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.0A1222


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Abstract

InGaN/GaN-based solar cells with vertical-conduction feature on silicon substrates were fabricated by wafer bonding technique. The vertical solar cells with a metal reflector sandwiched between the GaN-based epitaxial layers and the Si substrate could increase the effective thickness of the absorption layer. Given that the thermally resistive sapphire substrates were replaced by the Si substrate with high thermal conductivity, the solar cells did not show degradation in power conversion efficiency (PCE) even when the solar concentrations were increased to 300 suns. The open circuit voltage increased from 1.90 V to 2.15 V and the fill factor increased from 0.55 to 0.58 when the concentrations were increased from 1 sun to 300 suns. With the 300-sun illumination, the PCE was enhanced by approximately 33% compared with the 1-sun illumination.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(040.5350) Detectors : Photovoltaic
(230.0250) Optical devices : Optoelectronics
(230.5590) Optical devices : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices

ToC Category:
Photovoltaics

History
Original Manuscript: June 3, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 23, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 27, 2014
Published: July 9, 2014

Citation
Jinn-Kong Sheu, Fu-Bang Chen, Shou-Hung Wu, Ming-Lun Lee, Po-Cheng Chen, and Yu-Hsiang Yeh, "Vertical InGaN-based green-band solar cells operating under high solar concentration up to 300 suns," Opt. Express 22, A1222-A1228 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-S5-A1222


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