Cu2S Based Solar Cells

  • Kasturi Lal Chopra
  • Suhit Ranjan Das

Abstract

Cu2S possesses extremely favorable material characteristics, which make it suitable for large-scale photovoltaic applications, particularly in combination with CdS or ZnCdS. Moreover, Cu2S and CdS are available in sufficient abundance. It is not surprising, therefore, that the Cu2S/CdS thin film heterojunction solar cell has been the most extensively investigated thin film photovoltaic system.(1–5) The developmental effort has resulted in the fabrication of thin film Cu2S/CdS solar cells with a conversion efficiency of 9.15%(6) and Cu2S/ZnCdS cells with a conversion efficiency of 10.2%.(7) Theoretical analyses have revealed that the Cu2S/CdS and Cu2S/ZnCdS thin film photovoltaic systems are capable of achieving practical conversion efficiencies of 11 and 14–15%, respectively.(8)

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Solar Cell Front Wall Back Wall Thin Film Solar Cell Surface Recombination Velocity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kasturi Lal Chopra
    • 1
  • Suhit Ranjan Das
    • 2
  1. 1.Indian Institute of TechnologyNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.National Research CouncilOttawaCanada

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