Packaging Glass with a Hierarchically Nanostructured Surface: A Universal Method to Achieve Self-Cleaning Omnidirectional Solar Cells

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/622447
Title:
Packaging Glass with a Hierarchically Nanostructured Surface: A Universal Method to Achieve Self-Cleaning Omnidirectional Solar Cells
Authors:
Lin, Chin An; Tsai, Meng Lin; Wei, Wan-Rou; Lai, Kun Yu; He, Jr-Hau ( 0000-0003-1886-9241 )
Abstract:
Fused-silica packaging glass fabricated with a hierarchical structure by integrating small (ultrathin nanorods) and large (honeycomb nanowalls) structures was demonstrated with exceptional light-harvesting solar performance, which is attributed to the subwavelength feature of the nanorods and an efficient scattering ability of the honeycomb nanowalls. Si solar cells covered with the hierarchically structured packaging glass exhibit enhanced conversion efficiency by 5.2% at normal incidence, and the enhancement went up to 46% at the incident angle of 60°. The hierarchical structured packaging glass shows excellent self-cleaning characteristics: 98.8% of the efficiency is maintained after 6 weeks of outdoor exposure, indicating that the nanostructured surface effectively repels polluting dust/particles. The presented self-cleaning omnidirectional light-harvesting design using the hierarchical structured packaging glass is a potential universal scheme for practical solar applications.
KAUST Department:
Electrical Engineering Program
Citation:
Lin C-A, Tsai M-L, Wei W-R, Lai K-Y, He J-H (2016) Packaging Glass with a Hierarchically Nanostructured Surface: A Universal Method to Achieve Self-Cleaning Omnidirectional Solar Cells. ACS Nano 10: 549–555. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.5b05564.
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Journal:
ACS Nano
Issue Date:
1-Dec-2015
DOI:
10.1021/acsnano.5b05564
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1936-0851; 1936-086X
Additional Links:
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsnano.5b05564
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Articles; Electrical Engineering Program

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dc.contributor.authorLin, Chin Anen
dc.contributor.authorTsai, Meng Linen
dc.contributor.authorWei, Wan-Rouen
dc.contributor.authorLai, Kun Yuen
dc.contributor.authorHe, Jr-Hauen
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-02T09:28:31Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-02T09:28:31Z-
dc.date.issued2015-12-01en
dc.identifier.citationLin C-A, Tsai M-L, Wei W-R, Lai K-Y, He J-H (2016) Packaging Glass with a Hierarchically Nanostructured Surface: A Universal Method to Achieve Self-Cleaning Omnidirectional Solar Cells. ACS Nano 10: 549–555. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.5b05564.en
dc.identifier.issn1936-0851en
dc.identifier.issn1936-086Xen
dc.identifier.doi10.1021/acsnano.5b05564en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/622447-
dc.description.abstractFused-silica packaging glass fabricated with a hierarchical structure by integrating small (ultrathin nanorods) and large (honeycomb nanowalls) structures was demonstrated with exceptional light-harvesting solar performance, which is attributed to the subwavelength feature of the nanorods and an efficient scattering ability of the honeycomb nanowalls. Si solar cells covered with the hierarchically structured packaging glass exhibit enhanced conversion efficiency by 5.2% at normal incidence, and the enhancement went up to 46% at the incident angle of 60°. The hierarchical structured packaging glass shows excellent self-cleaning characteristics: 98.8% of the efficiency is maintained after 6 weeks of outdoor exposure, indicating that the nanostructured surface effectively repels polluting dust/particles. The presented self-cleaning omnidirectional light-harvesting design using the hierarchical structured packaging glass is a potential universal scheme for practical solar applications.en
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acsnano.5b05564en
dc.subjectAntireflective coatingsen
dc.subjectHierarchicalen
dc.subjectNanorodsen
dc.subjectNanowallsen
dc.subjectSelf-cleaningen
dc.subjectSolar cellsen
dc.titlePackaging Glass with a Hierarchically Nanostructured Surface: A Universal Method to Achieve Self-Cleaning Omnidirectional Solar Cellsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Programen
dc.identifier.journalACS Nanoen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Optics and Photonics, National Central University, Chung-Li 320, Taiwa, Taiwanen
kaust.authorLin, Chin Anen
kaust.authorTsai, Meng Linen
kaust.authorWei, Wan-Rouen
kaust.authorHe, Jr-Hauen
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