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Unavoidable front contact model of Si solar cell through a generalized effective medium approximation approach

  • P P SAHU


Fill factor of the solar cell mainly depends on series resistance and contact resistance, which are the most effective parameters to collect carriers (electrons and holes) from both electrodes of C-Si solar cells. We have used both mathematical and experimental approaches to reduce these resistances for enhancement of power conversion efficiency (PCE) by increasing fill factor. After processing by light-induced plating (LIP) for metal contact, the PCE of solar cell is obtained as 14.43%, which is 8.8% more than that before LIP processing.


Contact resistance quantum efficiency series resistance GEMA void fraction LIP 


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Authors and Affiliations

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  • P P SAHU
    • 1
    • 3
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  1. 1.Electronics and Communication EngineeringTezpur UniversityTezpurIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology BombayPowai, MumbaiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Basic ScienceNational Institute of Technology, Arunachal PradeshNaharlagunIndia
  4. 4.Electronics and Communication EngineeringNational Institute of Technology, Arunachal PradeshNaharlagunIndia
  5. 5.Department of Information TechnologyMizoram UniversityTanhrilIndia

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