silicon solar cell

silicon solar cell

[′sil·ə·kən ′sō·lər ′sel]
(electronics)
A solar cell consisting of p and n silicon layers placed one above the other to form a pn junction at which radiant energy is converted into electricity.
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Solar3D Inc (OTCBB: SLTD.OB), a developer of 3-dimensional solar cell technology, said today that it has performed a series of tests of its new silicon solar cell design that projects the efficiency to be 25.47%, which is dramatically higher than current technology.
Tokyo, Nov 28, 2011 - (JCN) - Kaneka has developed a high-efficiency silver-free heterojunction silicon solar cell in collaboration with Belgium-based imec.
Ning and his team are now trying to use the new erbium compound for various applications, such as increasing silicon solar cell efficiency and making miniaturized optical amplifiers for chip-scale photonic systems for computers and high-speed Internet.
Crystal silicon solar cell utilizes silicon wafer, while thin film solar cell coats light absorption layers and electrodes from various materials on a substrate, meaning thin film solar cell is relatively inexpensive but low in efficiency.
SunPower also manufactures a 22 percent efficient solar cell called Pegasus, which is the highest-efficiency non-concentrating silicon solar cell commercially available.
SunPower Corporation, Sunnyvale, Calif., a silicon solar-cell performance leader, has has introduced the A-300, a highly efficient, low-cost silicon solar cell. Based on a unique rear-contact design, which maximizes the working cell area, hides unsightly wires and makes automated production easier, the A-300 achieves over 20 percent efficiency compared with currently available cells in the 12% - 15% range.
A new silicon solar cell consisting of a layer of polycrystalline silicon deposited on a commercially available graphite cloth substrate achieved a 13.4-percent photovoltaic (PV) conversion efficiency - thought to be a record for this class of device.
In literature, Ti[O.sub.2] has been widely investigated as an alternative ARC layer for crystalline silicon solar cells [5, 6], due to its good optical properties that enhance the light absorption capability because of the high refractive index for silicon solar cell.
After two years of research, funded by Trina Solar, the Australian National University has produced, with contribution from Australian consulting firm PV Lighthouse, an IBC silicon solar cell, which was independently tested by the Fraunhofer CalLab in Germany to be able to deliver an efficiency of 24.4 percent, placing it among the most efficient solar cells to date.
Crystal silicon solar cell utilises silicon wafer, while thin film solar cell coats light absorption layers and electrodes from various materials on a substrate, meaning thin film solar cell is relatively inexpensive but low in efficiency.
said Tuesday it has developed a polycrystalline silicon solar cell panel capable of converting 15.7 percent of sunrays into electricity, the highest conversion rate ever achieved by such a panel.
In this paper, we are simulating the IBC structure of silicon solar cell in three dimension with respect to the contact ratio.