Low cost sol–gel derived SiC–SiO2 nanocomposite as anti reflection layer for enhanced performance of crystalline silicon solar cells

Low cost sol–gel derived SiC–SiO2 nanocomposite as anti reflection layer for enhanced... Article history: This paper describes the preparation, characterizations and the antireflection (AR) coating application in Received 28 October 2015 crystalline silicon solar cells of sol–gel derived SiC–SiO nanocomposite. The prepared SiC–SiO nanocom- 2 2 Received in revised form 9 January 2016 posite was effectively applied as AR layer on p-type Si-wafer via two step processes, where the sol–gel of Accepted 8 February 2016 precursor solution was first coated on p-type Si-wafer using spin coating at 2000 rpm and then subjected Available online 9 February 2016 to annealing at 450 C for 1 h. The crystalline, and structural observations revealed the existence of SiC and SiO phases, which noticeably confirmed the formation of SiC–SiO nanocomposite. The SiC–SiO 2 2 2 Keywords: layer on Si solar cells was found to be an excellent AR coating, exhibiting the low reflectance of 7.08% at Anti reflection coating wavelengths ranging from 400 to 1000 nm. The fabricated crystalline Si solar cell with SiC–SiO nanocom- SiC–SiO nanocomposite posite AR coating showed comparable power conversion efficiency of 16.99% to the conventional Si N x x p-Type silicon wafer AR coated Si solar cell. New and effective sol–gel derived SiC–SiO AR layer would offer a promising Sol–gel http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Applied Surface Science Elsevier

Low cost sol–gel derived SiC–SiO2 nanocomposite as anti reflection layer for enhanced performance of crystalline silicon solar cells

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V.
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0169-4332
eISSN
1873-5584
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.apsusc.2016.02.098
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Abstract

Article history: This paper describes the preparation, characterizations and the antireflection (AR) coating application in Received 28 October 2015 crystalline silicon solar cells of sol–gel derived SiC–SiO nanocomposite. The prepared SiC–SiO nanocom- 2 2 Received in revised form 9 January 2016 posite was effectively applied as AR layer on p-type Si-wafer via two step processes, where the sol–gel of Accepted 8 February 2016 precursor solution was first coated on p-type Si-wafer using spin coating at 2000 rpm and then subjected Available online 9 February 2016 to annealing at 450 C for 1 h. The crystalline, and structural observations revealed the existence of SiC and SiO phases, which noticeably confirmed the formation of SiC–SiO nanocomposite. The SiC–SiO 2 2 2 Keywords: layer on Si solar cells was found to be an excellent AR coating, exhibiting the low reflectance of 7.08% at Anti reflection coating wavelengths ranging from 400 to 1000 nm. The fabricated crystalline Si solar cell with SiC–SiO nanocom- SiC–SiO nanocomposite posite AR coating showed comparable power conversion efficiency of 16.99% to the conventional Si N x x p-Type silicon wafer AR coated Si solar cell. New and effective sol–gel derived SiC–SiO AR layer would offer a promising Sol–gel

Journal

Applied Surface ScienceElsevier

Published: Apr 30, 2016

References

  • Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells
    Chen, D.

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