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Indian Journal of Physics

, Volume 93, Issue 1, pp 33–39 | Cite as

Bifacial n-PERC solar cell characterization

  • N BoukorttEmail author
  • B Hadri
Original Paper
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Abstract

This paper investigates the outdoor bifacial n-type silicon passivated emitter rear cell (PERC) and the influence of the contact resistance and temperature dependence on the output properties by using Silvaco TCAD tools. PERC is considered as an effective solution to increase the energy yield and reduce the levelized costs of electricity in a real PV system. This paper presents a comparison between bifacial n-PERC and standard n-PERC cell technology. This investigation at 300 K leads to achieve the following results Jsc = 43.93 mA/cm2, Voc = 0.763 V, FF = 80.44%, Pmax = 269.77 W/m−2, and η = 26.97% for AM1.5 spectra and with only 20% albedo which are close to and improved with those found in different research works. This technology provides a better electrical control over the cell and thus leads to valuable improvements in photovoltaic devices performance.

Keywords

Solar cells Bifacial cells PERC technology Silicon Modeling and simulation 

PACS Nos.

73.40.Lq 73.90.+f 84.60.Jt 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work was partially supported by Semiconductor Laboratory (GE01/08), Kuwait University.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Semiconductor Laboratory, Electrical Engineering Department, College of Engineering and PetroleumKuwait UniversityKuwaitKuwait
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Scienze Matematiche e Informatiche, Scienze Fisiche e Scienze Della TerraUniversity of MessinaMessinaItaly
  3. 3.Electromagnetism and Guided Optic Laboratory, Department of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of Abdelhamid Ibn BadisMostaganemAlgeria

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