Silicon Solar Cells with Reduced Temperature Sensitivity

M. A. Green, K. Emery, A. W. Blakers

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As the open-circuit voltage of silicon solar cells continues to improve, one resulting advantage, not widely appreciated, is reduced temperature sensitivity of device performance. Recently a new type of silicon solar cell has been described which has resulted in a significant increase in open circuit voltage. Experimental results are described for these devices which demonstrate the lowest temperature sensitivity ever reported for silicon cells under unconcentrated sunlight. With further improvements in voltage, it should be possible to approach the relative temperature insensitivity of some high performance GaAs devices.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)97-98
Number of pages2
JournalElectronics Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1982

Bibliographical note

Work performed by Solar Energy Research Institute, Golden, Colorado and Solar Photovoltaic Laboratory, University of New South Wales, Kensington, Australia

NREL Publication Number

  • ACNR/JA-213-4695


  • Semiconductor devices and materials
  • Solar cells


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