In case of the n-type rear-emitter solar cell (n-RESC), wafer thickness scaling down has been studied and simulated under different bulk lifetimes (τbulk). The effect of minority-carrier lifetime of bulk τbulk on photovoltaic properties has been studied by using a symmetrical front-and-rear electrode structure, followed by a discussion of the physical mechanism. Simulation results show that by decreasing the wafer thickness, high energy-conversion efficiency can be achieved, even though a low bulk lifetime substrate is used, suggesting a cost-effective way to manufacture the high efficiency n-RESC. In addition, emitter saturation current density (Joe) of the n-RESC has also been extracted.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)