Memorias de investigación
Communications at congresses:
Status of ultra-high concentrator multijunction solar cell development at IES-UPM
Year:2010

Research Areas
  • Electronic technology and of the communications

Information
Abstract
After the successful implementation of a record performing dual-junction solar cell at ultra high concentration, in this paper we present the optimization of key aspects in the transition to a triple-junction device, namely the heteronucleation of III-V structures onto germanium substrates. This optimization is based on in-situ RAS measurements during the MOVPE growth of the triple-junction solar cell structure and subsequent AFM analysis. The correlation between RAS and AFM allows detecting which RAS features correlate with good morphology and low RMS roughness. TEM analysis confirms that the quality of the triple-junction structures grown is good, revealing no trace of antiphase disorder, and showing flat, sharp and clear interfaces. Triple-junction solar cells manufactured on these structures have shown a peak efficiency of 36.2% at 700X, maintaining an efficiency over 35% from 300 to 1200 suns.
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
152
To page
155
25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Participants

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Semiconductores III-V
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Energía Solar