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High efficiency c-Si solar cells utilizing light-trapping phenomenon
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Crystalline Silicon (c-Si) solar cell has presented itself as the ultimate solution for solving the cost and efficiency dilemma for the solar industry. We at Banpil have been working on the development of novel solar cells based on nanostructures to increase the conversion efficiency significantly over standard solar cells. These nanostructure based c-Si solar cells could potentially break the cost barrier that has thwarted the photovoltaic industry. In this work, we have designed ultrathin c-Si solar cells based on nanostructures, enabling a light trapping phenomenon to achieve a power density ranging from 0.91 W/g to 3.5 W/g, which is from 3.5 to more than 10 times over available standard c-Si solar cells.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 May 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9493, Energy Harvesting and Storage: Materials, Devices, and Applications VI, 94930E (18 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2183411
Show Author Affiliations
Anil Shrestha, Banpil Photonics, Inc. (United States)
Genki Mizuno, Banpil Photonics, Inc. (United States)
Patrick Oduor, Banpil Photonics, Inc. (United States)
Robert Olah, Banpil Photonics, Inc. (United States)
Saif Islam, Banpil Photonics, Inc. (United States)
Achyut K. Dutta, Banpil Photonics, Inc. (United States)
Nibir K. Dhar, U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9493:
Energy Harvesting and Storage: Materials, Devices, and Applications VI
Nibir K. Dhar; Achyut K. Dutta, Editor(s)

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