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Failure analysis on lattice matched GaInP/Ga(In)As/Ge commercial concentrator solar cells after temperature accelerated life tests
Año:2017
Áreas de investigación
  • Tecnología electrónica y de las comunicaciones
Datos
Descripción
Accelerated life tests are frequently used to provide reliability information in a moderate period of time (weeks or months), and after that, a failure analysis is compulsory to detect the failure origins. In this paper, a failure analysis has been carried out after a temperature accelerated life test on lattice matched GaInP/Ga(In)As/Ge triple junction commercial solar cells. Solar cells were forward biased in darkness inside three climatic chambers in order to emulate the photo-generated current under nominal working conditions (a concentration level of 820 suns). After the accelerated aging test, a characterization of the resulting cells by means of quantum efficiency, dark and illumination I?V curves, electroluminescence, scanning electron microscope, energy dispersive X-ray, scanning transmission electron microscope and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy has been carried out. Current is identified as the cause of degradation while temperature just dominates the accelerating factor of the aging test. Current promotes the front metal damage produced by the chemical evolution of the electroplating impurities together with those of the tab soldering process. Semiconductor structure does not seem to be responsible of any failure. Therefore, this kind of lattice matched GaInP/Ga(In)As/Ge triple junction solar cells, that as of 2016, are the workhorse of CPV technology, exhibits as a very robust device if the front metal connection is properly accomplished.
Internacional
Si
JCR del ISI
Si
Título de la revista
Progress in Photovoltaics
ISSN
1062-7995
Factor de impacto JCR
7,365
Información de impacto
Datos JCR del año 2013
Volumen
25
DOI
10.1002/pip.2818
Número de revista
1
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97
Hasta la página
112
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Ranking
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 5/88 (Energy & Fuels); 14/145 (Physics Applied); 24/271 (Materials Science Multidisciplinary)
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Participantes
  • Autor: Vincenzo Orlando (UPM)
  • Autor: Mercedes Gabas (Universidad de Málaga)
  • Autor: Beatriz Galiana Blanco (UPM)
  • Autor: Pilar Espinet González (UPM)
  • Autor: Santiago Palanco (Universidad de Málaga)
  • Autor: Neftali Nuñez Mendoza (UPM)
  • Autor: Manuel Vazquez Lopez (UPM)
  • Autor: Kenji Araki
  • Autor: Carlos Algora Del Valle (UPM)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Semiconductores III-V
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Energía Solar
  • Departamento: Electrónica Física, Ingeniería Eléctrica y Física Aplicada
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