Design Criteria for Silicon Solar Cells with Fill Factors Approaching the Auger Limit

Embargo End Date
2024-09-29

Type
Article

Authors
Razzaq, Arsalan
Allen, Thomas
De Wolf, Stefaan

KAUST Department
KAUST Solar Center (KSC)
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
Material Science and Engineering Program

KAUST Grant Number
IED OSR-2019-4208
IED OSR-2019-4580
IED OSR-2020-4611
OSR-2020-CPF-4519
OSR-2021-4833
OSR-CARF/CCF-3079
OSR-CRG2019-4093
OSR-CRG20204350

Date
2023-09-29

Abstract
We establish, via a systematic simulation study, the minimum requirements for the electrical design parameters to accomplish fill factors above 86% in crystalline-silicon solar cells.

Citation
Razzaq, A., Allen, T. G., & De Wolf, S. (2023). Design Criteria for Silicon Solar Cells with Fill Factors Approaching the Auger Limit. ACS Energy Letters, 4438–4440. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsenergylett.3c01519

Acknowledgements
This work was supported by funding from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) under award nos. OSR-2021-4833, OSR-CARF/CCF-3079, IED OSR-2020-4611, IED OSR-2019-4580, OSR-CRG20204350, OSR-2020-CPF-4519, OSR-CRG2019-4093, and IED OSR-2019-4208. The authors are also grateful to Prof. Talal Al-Attar from KAUST for providing access to Sentaurus TCAD licenses.

Publisher
American Chemical Society (ACS)

Journal
ACS Energy Letters

DOI
10.1021/acsenergylett.3c01519

Additional Links
https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsenergylett.3c01519

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