Optical enhancement of ultra-thin CIGS solar cells using multi-layered antireflection coatings

Grace Rajan, Abdel Rahman Ibdah, Krishna Aryal, Tasnuva Ashrafee, Vikash Ranjan, Elizabeth A. Pogue, Angus Rockett, Robert W. Collins, Sylvain Marsillac

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Abstract

The performance of ultra-thin CIGS solar cells can be greatly improved by the addition of multilayer anti-reflective coatings. They serve as excellent light traps in the red and near infra-red regions, thereby enhancing the total efficiency of the solar cell. In this study, multiple layer AR coatings were optimized on ultra-thin CIGS solar cells and a reduction in reflectance was observed. Different materials were explored in order to decrease the overall reflectance of the solar cell without increasing the complexity of the cell.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1687-1690
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781479943982
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 15 2014
Event40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014 - Denver, United States
Duration: Jun 8 2014Jun 13 2014

Publication series

Name2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014

Other

Other40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014
CountryUnited States
CityDenver
Period6/8/146/13/14

Keywords

  • AR coatings
  • CIGS
  • optical films
  • photovoltaic cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Rajan, G., Ibdah, A. R., Aryal, K., Ashrafee, T., Ranjan, V., Pogue, E. A., Rockett, A., Collins, R. W., & Marsillac, S. (2014). Optical enhancement of ultra-thin CIGS solar cells using multi-layered antireflection coatings. In 2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014 (pp. 1687-1690). [6925245] (2014 IEEE 40th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2014). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2014.6925245