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Optimization of moth-eye antireflection schemes for silicon solar cells

Optimization of moth-eye antireflection schemes for silicon solar cells
Optimization of moth-eye antireflection schemes for silicon solar cells
Nanostructured moth-eye antireflection schemes for silicon solar cells are simulated using rigorous coupled wave analysis and compared to traditional thin film coatings. The design of the moth-eye arrays is optimized for application to a laboratory cell (air–silicon interface) and an encapsulated cell (EVA-silicon interface), and the optimization accounts for the solar spectrum incident on the silicon interface in both cells, and the spectral response of both types of cell. The optimized moth-eye designs are predicted to outperform an optimized double layer thin film coating by approximately 2% for the laboratory cell and approximately 3% for the encapsulated cell. The predicted performance of the silicon moth-eye under encapsulation is particularly remarkable as it exhibits losses of only 0.6% compared to an ideal AR surface
195-203
Boden, Stuart
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Bagnall, Darren
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Boden, Stuart
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Bagnall, Darren
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Boden, Stuart and Bagnall, Darren (2010) Optimization of moth-eye antireflection schemes for silicon solar cells Progress in Photovoltaics: Researh and Applications, 18, (3), pp. 195-203. (doi:10.1002/pip.951).

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Abstract

Nanostructured moth-eye antireflection schemes for silicon solar cells are simulated using rigorous coupled wave analysis and compared to traditional thin film coatings. The design of the moth-eye arrays is optimized for application to a laboratory cell (air–silicon interface) and an encapsulated cell (EVA-silicon interface), and the optimization accounts for the solar spectrum incident on the silicon interface in both cells, and the spectral response of both types of cell. The optimized moth-eye designs are predicted to outperform an optimized double layer thin film coating by approximately 2% for the laboratory cell and approximately 3% for the encapsulated cell. The predicted performance of the silicon moth-eye under encapsulation is particularly remarkable as it exhibits losses of only 0.6% compared to an ideal AR surface

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Published date: 11 March 2010
Organisations: Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology

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Local EPrints ID: 270981
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/270981
PURE UUID: 6426c18c-d20f-4fd3-bdda-340f1f362222
ORCID for Stuart Boden: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4232-1828

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Date deposited: 04 May 2010 16:05
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:48

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Author: Stuart Boden ORCID iD
Author: Darren Bagnall

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