High efficiency silicon monocrystalline solar cells commonly adopt point contacted rear surfaces to reduce the recombination losses in the rear side of the device. However, the reduction of the rear contact surface leads to an increase of series resistance losses. Modeling and analysis of rear point contact solar cells is strategic to optimize the device design by taking into account several competing physical mechanisms. Owing to their complicated geometries, the analysis of these devices requires three-dimensional (3-D) numerical simulation. In this work we analyze the influence of the most important geometrical and electrical parameters on the conversion efficiency of rear point contact solar cells. © 2011 IEEE.

Numerical simulation and modeling of rear point contact solar cells

De Rose R.;
2011

Abstract

High efficiency silicon monocrystalline solar cells commonly adopt point contacted rear surfaces to reduce the recombination losses in the rear side of the device. However, the reduction of the rear contact surface leads to an increase of series resistance losses. Modeling and analysis of rear point contact solar cells is strategic to optimize the device design by taking into account several competing physical mechanisms. Owing to their complicated geometries, the analysis of these devices requires three-dimensional (3-D) numerical simulation. In this work we analyze the influence of the most important geometrical and electrical parameters on the conversion efficiency of rear point contact solar cells. © 2011 IEEE.
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