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NANO-IMPRINT TECHNIQUE FOR BACK REFLECTOR IN HIGH EFFICIENCY N-I-P THIN FILM SILICON SOLAR CELLS

In this contribution, the replication of nano-textures enhancing the short circuit current of thin film silicon solar cells onto low cost substrates (glass or PolyEthylene Naphtalate (PEN)) is studied. Optical and morphological analysis is performed to asses the quality of these replicas. Single and tandem a-Si:H solar cells are deposited on top of the master and replica structures to verify their suitability to be used as substrates for solar cells in substrate (n-i-p) configuration. We find similar stabilized efficiencies (> 8 %) for tandem cells on a master and a PEN replica of a different texture. The use of a soft stamp to make these replicas is smoothing the original features of the masters. Replications with higher fidelity of fine features are obtained with solid stamps. Such replicas do not exhibit discernible differences when compared to their master textures by atomic force microscopy measurements. Moreover a comparison of single junction amorphous cells made on a replica and on its corresponding master shows no difference in term of light trapping capability of the texture. Keywords: Thin film Solar Cells, Replication Process, Back Reflector

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    IMT-NE Number: 574

    Reference

    • EPFL-CONF-154977

    Record created on 2010-11-17, modified on 2016-08-08

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