2D simulation and performance evaluation of bifacial high efficiency c-Si solar cells under variable illumination conditions

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/625470
Title:
2D simulation and performance evaluation of bifacial high efficiency c-Si solar cells under variable illumination conditions
Authors:
Katsaounis, Theodoros ( 0000-0001-7387-7987 ) ; Kotsovos, Konstantinos; Gereige, Issam; Al-Saggaf, Ahmed; Tzavaras, Athanasios ( 0000-0002-1896-2270 )
Abstract:
A customized 2D computational tool has been developed to simulate bifacial rear local contact PERC type PV structures based on the numerical solution of the transport equations through the finite element method. Simulations were performed under various device material parameters and back contact geometry configurations in order to optimize bifacial solar cell performance under different simulated illumination conditions. Bifacial device maximum power output was also compared with the monofacial equivalent one and the industrial standard Al-BSF structure. The performance of the bifacial structure during highly diffused irradiance conditions commonly observed in the Middle East region due to high concentrations of airborne dust particles was also investigated. Simulation results demonstrated that such conditions are highly favorable for the bifacial device because of the significantly increased diffuse component of the solar radiation which enters the back cell surface.
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Solar Energy
Issue Date:
18-Sep-2017
Type:
Article
Additional Links:
https://appliedpde.kaust.edu.sa/Documents/ThKatsaounis_Papers/pv2D_rev.pdf
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dc.contributor.authorKatsaounis, Theodorosen
dc.contributor.authorKotsovos, Konstantinosen
dc.contributor.authorGereige, Issamen
dc.contributor.authorAl-Saggaf, Ahmeden
dc.contributor.authorTzavaras, Athanasiosen
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-18T12:55:49Z-
dc.date.available2017-09-18T12:55:49Z-
dc.date.issued2017-09-18-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/625470-
dc.description.abstractA customized 2D computational tool has been developed to simulate bifacial rear local contact PERC type PV structures based on the numerical solution of the transport equations through the finite element method. Simulations were performed under various device material parameters and back contact geometry configurations in order to optimize bifacial solar cell performance under different simulated illumination conditions. Bifacial device maximum power output was also compared with the monofacial equivalent one and the industrial standard Al-BSF structure. The performance of the bifacial structure during highly diffused irradiance conditions commonly observed in the Middle East region due to high concentrations of airborne dust particles was also investigated. Simulation results demonstrated that such conditions are highly favorable for the bifacial device because of the significantly increased diffuse component of the solar radiation which enters the back cell surface.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttps://appliedpde.kaust.edu.sa/Documents/ThKatsaounis_Papers/pv2D_rev.pdfen
dc.subjectbifacial solar cellsen
dc.subjectPERC deviceen
dc.subjectPV device simulationen
dc.subjectcrystalline Siliconen
dc.title2D simulation and performance evaluation of bifacial high efficiency c-Si solar cells under variable illumination conditionsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.identifier.journalSolar Energyen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
dc.contributor.institutionRenewable Energy - Carbon Management Division, Saudi Aramco, Thuwal, Saudi Arabiaen
dc.contributor.institutionIACM, FORTH, Heraklion, Greeceen
dc.contributor.affiliationKing Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)en
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