publication . Doctoral thesis . Other literature type . 2015

Materials and Light Management for High-Efficiency Thin-Film Silicon Solar Cells

Tan, H.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 25 Sep 2015
  • Publisher: Delft University of Technology
Abstract
Direct conversion of sunlight into electricity is one of the most promising approaches to provide sufficient renewable energy for humankind. Solar cells are such devices which can efficiently generate electricity from sunlight through the photovoltaic effect. Thin-film silicon solar cells, a type of photovoltaic (PV) devices which deploy the chemical-vapor-deposited hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) and nanocrystalline silicon (nc-Si:H) and their alloys as the absorber layers and doped layers, are one of the promising PV technologies. Compared to other PV technologies, thin-film silicon solar cells have several important advantages such as the use of abund...
Subjects
free text keywords: thin-film silicon solar cells
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8. H. Tan, F.T. Si, E. Moulin, J.-W. Schüttauf, O. Isabella, F.-J. Haug, C. Ballif, M. Zeman, and A.H.M. Smets. Multiscale-textured front electrodes based on nanoimprinted honeycomb textures for high-efficiency multijunction thin-film silicon solar cells. (In preparation)

9. H. Tan, C. Pahud, R. Santbergen, F.-J. Haug, C. Ballif, M. Zeman, and A.H.M. Smets. Plasmonic flat light-scattering substrate for light trapping and improved electrical performance in thin-film silicon solar cells. (In preparation)

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16. H. Gao, X. Zhang, Z. Yin, H. Tan, S. Zhang, J. Meng, X. Liu. Plasmon enhanced polymer solar cells by spin-coating Au nanoparticles on indium-tin-oxide substrate. Applied Physics Letters 101, 133903 (2012).

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publication . Doctoral thesis . Other literature type . 2015

Materials and Light Management for High-Efficiency Thin-Film Silicon Solar Cells

Tan, H.;