Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics

, Volume 27, Issue 12, pp 12459–12463 | Cite as

Emitter passivation of silicon solar cell via organic coating at room temperature

  • Onkar S. Shinde
  • Adinath M. Funde
  • Mohit Agarwal
  • Sandesh R. Jadkar
  • Shailaja R. Mahamuni
  • Rajiv O. Dusane
  • Neelkanth G. Dhere
  • Subhash V. GhaisasEmail author


We present a simple method for passivation of silicon solar cells at room temperature. Oleylamine has been used as passivation agent on the n-type emitter of silicon solar cell surface. The desired effect is seen in the form of apparent enhancement in efficiency of the solar cell after coating. The efficiency increases by an amount of 14 % as compared to the one without any passivation applied and antireflection coating. The efficiency was found to decrease marginally and stabilized later. Device performance was monitored for 100 h and the efficiency was found higher as compare to bare solar cell without passivation coating.


Solar Cell Emitter Surface Silicon Solar Cell Payback Period Oleylamine 
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This research is based upon work supported in part by the Solar Energy Research Institute for India and the U.S. (SERIIUS) funded jointly by the U.S. Department of Energy Subcontract DE AC36-08G028308 (Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, and Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Solar Energy Technology Program, with support from the Office of International Affairs) and the Government of India Subcontract IUSSTF/JCERDC-SERIIUS/2012 dated 22 Nov. 2012. The author also grateful to MNRE Govt of India for providing part of the funding for this project through Centre of Excellence in Renewable Energy at School of Energy Studies, SP Pune University (GOI-A-171). AMF acknowledges the funding from BCUD (BCUD/372/2014), Savitribai Phule Pune University.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Onkar S. Shinde
    • 1
    • 2
    • 5
  • Adinath M. Funde
    • 1
  • Mohit Agarwal
    • 3
  • Sandesh R. Jadkar
    • 4
  • Shailaja R. Mahamuni
    • 4
  • Rajiv O. Dusane
    • 3
  • Neelkanth G. Dhere
    • 5
  • Subhash V. Ghaisas
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Energy StudiesSavitribai Phule Pune University (formerly University of Pune)Ganeshkhind, PuneIndia
  2. 2.Department of Electronic ScienceSavitribai Phule Pune University (formerly University of Pune)Ganeshkhind, PuneIndia
  3. 3.Semiconductor Thin Films and Plasma Processing Laboratory, Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials ScienceIndian Institute of Technology BombayPowai, MumbaiIndia
  4. 4.Department of PhysicsSavitribai Phule Pune University (formerly University of Pune)Ganeshkhind, PuneIndia
  5. 5.Florida Solar Energy CenterUniversity of Central FloridaCocoaUSA

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