Enhanced angular characteristics of indium tin oxide nanowhisker-coated silicon solar cells

Chia Hua Chang, Min Hsiang Hsu, Ping Chen Tseng, Peichen Yu, Wei Lun Chang, Wen Ching Sun, Wei Chih Hsu

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Abstract

Omnidirectional and broadband light harvesting is critical to photovoltaics due to the sun.s movement and its wide spectral range of radiation. In this work, we demonstrate distinctive indium-tin-oxide nanowhiskers that achieve superior angular and spectral characteristics for crystalline silicon solar cells using angle-resolved reflectance spectroscopy. The solar-spectrum weighted reflectance is well below 6% for incident angles of up to 70° and for the wavelength range between 400nm and 1000nm. As a result, the nanowhisker coated solar cell exhibits broadband quantum efficiency characteristics and enhanced short-circuit currents for large angles of incidence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A219-A224
JournalOptics Express
Volume19
Issue number103
DOIs
StatePublished - 9 May 2011

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