Special Series on Tandem Junction Solar Cells

Technology computer aided design of 29.5% efficient perovskite/interdigitated back contact silicon heterojunction mechanically stacked tandem solar cell for energy-efficient applications

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Rahul Pandey, Rishu Chaujar

Delhi Technological University, Department of Engineering Physics, Shahbad Daulatpur, New Delhi, India

J. Photon. Energy. 7(2), 022503 (Apr 07, 2017). doi:10.1117/1.JPE.7.022503
History: Received December 26, 2016; Accepted March 2, 2017
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Abstract.  A 29.5% efficient perovskite/SiC passivated interdigitated back contact silicon heterojunction (IBC-SiHJ) mechanically stacked tandem solar cell device has been designed and simulated. This is a substantial improvement of 40% and 15%, respectively, compared to the transparent perovskite solar cell (21.1%) and Si solar cell (25.6%) operated individually. The perovskite solar cell has been used as a top subcell, whereas 250- and 25-μm-thick IBC-SiHJ solar cells have been used as bottom subcells. The realistic technology computer aided design analysis has been performed to understand the physical processes in the device and to make reliable predictions of the behavior. The performance of the top subcell has been obtained for different acceptor densities and hole mobility in Spiro-MeOTAD along with the impact of counter electrode work function. To incorporate the effect of material quality, the influence of carrier lifetimes has also been studied for perovskite top and IBC-SiHJ bottom subcells. The optical and electrical behavior of the devices has been obtained for both standalone as well as tandem configuration. Results reported in this study reveal that the proposed four-terminal tandem device may open a new door for cost-effective and energy-efficient applications.

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Rahul Pandey and Rishu Chaujar
"Technology computer aided design of 29.5% efficient perovskite/interdigitated back contact silicon heterojunction mechanically stacked tandem solar cell for energy-efficient applications", J. Photon. Energy. 7(2), 022503 (Apr 07, 2017). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JPE.7.022503


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