Patterned glass substrates for enhanced solar energy harvesting in thin film solar cells

Yu Lin Tsai*, Ting Gang Chen, Min An Tsai, Chih Wei Hsu, Ping Chen Tseng, Hsun Wen Wang, Hao Wei Han, Liang Hao Jin, Pei-Chen Yu, Jia Min Shieh, Hao-Chung Kuo

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Abstract

The enhanced photoelectric conversion is demonstrated in nanostructured glass substrates for a-Si thin film solar cell. The nanostructured glass substrates were fabricated using nanosphere lithography and RIE technique. The nanostructure substrates provide antireflective and light scattering characteristics, which enhance the broadband light absorption, especially in near-infrared range. Finally we demonstrate the patterned glass substrates (nipple shape arrays) which are useful in light absorption of a-Si thin film solar cell. Compared to a flat glass substrate cell and Asahi-U glass substrate cell, the power conversion efficiency enhancement achieved 48.4% and 3.1%, the Jsc enhancement achieved 51.6% and 8%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgram - 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011
Pages945-947
Number of pages3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2011
Event37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011 - Seattle, WA, United States
Duration: 19 Jun 201124 Jun 2011

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371

Conference

Conference37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySeattle, WA
Period19/06/1124/06/11

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    Tsai, Y. L., Chen, T. G., Tsai, M. A., Hsu, C. W., Tseng, P. C., Wang, H. W., Han, H. W., Jin, L. H., Yu, P-C., Shieh, J. M., & Kuo, H-C. (2011). Patterned glass substrates for enhanced solar energy harvesting in thin film solar cells. In Program - 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011 (pp. 945-947). [6186108] (Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference). https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2011.6186108