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Two-Dimensional Numerical Simulations of High Efficiency Silicon Solar Cells

  • G. Heiser
  • A. G. Aberle
  • S. R. Wenham
  • M. A. Green
Conference paper

Abstract

This paper presents for the first time the use of two-dimensional (2D) device simulation for optimising design parameters of high-efficiency silicon solar cells of practical dimensions. We examine the influence of 2D effects on the operating conditions of these devices and give results for the optimal spacing of the front metal fingers. Numerical difficulties inherent in the simulations are being discussed.

Keywords

Solar Cell Electron Flow Silicon Solar Cell Emitter Layer Back Contact 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Heiser
    • 1
  • A. G. Aberle
    • 2
  • S. R. Wenham
    • 2
  • M. A. Green
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computer Science & EngineeringUniversity of New South WalesKensingtonAustralia
  2. 2.Centre for Photovoltaic Devices & SystemsUniversity of New South WalesKensingtonAustralia

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