Optical Evaluation of PERC Cell Reflectance for Thermal Management

Michael Deceglie, Timothy Silverman, Indra Subedi, Nikolas Podraza

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Abstract

We discuss optical modeling of aluminum back surface field (Al-BSF) and passivated emitter rear contact (PERC) solar cells extending into the infrared wavelength range. Total reflectance of pyramidical textured cells with and without encapsulation is simulated. This approach focusing on the encapsulated and bare cell reflectance serve as input for evaluating thermal management strategies for solar cells.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages3214-3217
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 26 Nov 2018
Event7th IEEE World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018 - Waikoloa Village, United States
Duration: 10 Jun 201815 Jun 2018

Conference

Conference7th IEEE World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWaikoloa Village
Period10/06/1815/06/18

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 IEEE.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5K00-71676

Keywords

  • infrared reflectance
  • PERC cell
  • ray tracing
  • silicon solar cell
  • thermal management

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