Interdigitated back contacted c-Si(p) solar cells with photovoltaic efficiencies beyond 22%
Document typeConference report
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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In this work we show a baseline fabrication process of interdigitated back contacted IBC c-Si(p) solar cells, which combines conventional diffusion oven stages to define base p+ and emitter n+/n++ regions at the back side, with outstanding front surface passivation using atomic layer deposited Al2O3 films over random pyramids surfaces. Cells include a selective phosphorous n++ emitter in order to improve contact resistance and simultaneously reduce recombination current density. Fabricated devices reach efficiencies up to 22.2% (AM1.5G 1 kW/m2, T=25°C). This value is so far the highest efficiency reported by any Spanish institution using silicon substrates. 3D simulations envisage efficiencies beyond 24% introducing little changes in the fabrication process.
CitationCalle, E., Ortega, P., Lopez, G., Martin, I., Carrió, D., Masmitja, G., Voz, C., Orpella, A., Puigdollers, J., Alcubilla, R. Interdigitated back contacted c-Si(p) solar cells with photovoltaic efficiencies beyond 22%. A: Spanish Conference on Electron Devices. "11st Spanish Conference on Electron Devices (CDE 2017). Barcelona, 8-10 Frebuary 2017". Barcelona: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017, p. 109-112.