A computationally efficient simulation method for optimizing front contacts of concentrator multijunction solar cells

Chris H. Van De Stadt, Pilar E. Gonzalez, Harry A. Atwater, Rebecca Saive

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Abstract

In this work, a novel multidiode model is proposed for optimizing the front grid of multijunction solar cells operating under concentration conditions. The model allows for quickly exploring the maximum achievable efficiency under a wide range of operating conditions and design parameters such as the redirecting capability, period and width of the fingers, the light concentration, and the metal and emitter sheet resistivity. The proposed multidiode model shows to be consistent with experimental data and with more complex modeling approaches such as the simulation program with integrated circuit emphasis (SPICE) model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE 46th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2019
PublisherIEEE
Pages288-291
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781728104942
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019
Event46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2019 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 16 Jun 201921 Jun 2019
Conference number: 46
https://www.ieee-pvsc.org/PVSC46/

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371

Conference

Conference46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2019
Abbreviated titlePVSC 2019
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period16/06/1921/06/19
Internet address

Keywords

  • concentrator photovoltaics
  • device modeling
  • multijunction solar cells
  • solar cell front contact grids

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