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Numerical simulation of III-V solar cells using D-AMPS
Year:2010
Research Areas
  • Electronic technology and of the communications
Information
Abstract
Numerical simulation of devices plays a crucial role in their design, performance prediction, and comprehension of the fundamental phenomena ruling their operation. Here, we present results obtained using the code D-AMPS-1D, that was conveniently modified to consider the particularities of III-V solar cell devices. This work, that is a continuation of a previous paper regarding solar cells for space applications, is focused on solar cells structures than find application for terrestrial use under concentrated solar illumination. The devices were fabricated at the Solar Energy Institute of the Technical University of Madrid (UPM). The first simulations results on InGaP cells are presented. The influence of band offsets and band bending at the window-emitter interface on the quantum efficiency was studied. A remarkable match of the experimental quantum efficiency was obtained. Finally, numerical simulation of single junction n-p InGaP-Ge solar cells was performed.
International
Si
Congress
25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition - 5th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
960
Place
Valencia
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
3-936338-26-4
Start Date
06/09/2010
End Date
10/09/2010
From page
937
To page
940
25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition - 5th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
Participants
  • Autor: M. Barrera
  • Autor: F. Rubinelli
  • Autor: J. Plá
  • Autor: Ignacio Rey-Stolle Prado (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Semiconductores III-V
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Energía Solar
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