Characterization and Analysis of InGaN Photovoltaic Devices

Omkar Jani, Christiana Honsberg, Ali Asghar, David Nicol, Ian Ferguson, Alan Doolittle, Sarah Kurtz

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The InGaN material system is investigated to achieve high efficiency solar cells, using tandem and quantum-well structures to implement high efficiency concepts. Here InGaN p-i-n and quantum-well solar cells are designed, grown by MOCVD and fabricated into mesa devices. They are electrically characterized by I-V response under dark, white light and UV illumination and internal quantum efficiency (IQE). Material characterization is done by X-ray diffraction, photoluminescence and photoemission. InGaN solar cells with high In compositions are grown in two configurations, one incorporating it into the i-region of a p-i-n solar cells, and the other incorporating as the well-region of a quantum-well device. A QE of 8% was measured from these quantum-wells. Solar cells with In lean In 0.07Ga 0.93N p-i-n device structures show an IQE of 19% as well as photoemission at 500nm, confirming the suitability of the material for photovoltaic applications.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2005
Event31st IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - 2005 - Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States
Duration: 3 Jan 20057 Jan 2005


Conference31st IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - 2005
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLake Buena Vista, FL

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-520-38856


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