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Transparent double-period electrode with effective light management for thin film solar cells

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Abstract

Aiming to significantly enhance solar cell efficiency through light management, we designed and fabricated transparent electrodes with a double-period structure. After demonstrating a significant increase of quantum efficiency in short wavelengths with a small-period self-textured ZnO : B, and in long wavelengths with large-period texture-etched ZnO : Al, respectively, we made the double-period transparent solar cell electrode by integrating self-textured ZnO : B and texture-etched ZnO : Al on μc-Si : H solar cells, using conventional physical and chemical vapor deposition techniques. Our investigation indicates that the double-period electrode can play an important role towards improving light absorption and trapping, thus effectively increasing the efficiency and reducing the cost of electricity from the solar cells.

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The article was received on 24 Oct 2012, accepted on 25 Oct 2012 and first published on 30 Oct 2012


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C2RA22612J
Citation: RSC Adv., 2013,3, 208-214
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    Transparent double-period electrode with effective light management for thin film solar cells

    S. Yang, Y. Wang, L. Bai, B. Liu, J. Fan, X. Yang, H. Zhao, C. Wei, Q. Huang, X. Chen, G. Wang, Y. Zhao and X. Zhang, RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 208
    DOI: 10.1039/C2RA22612J

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