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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Design of perovskite/crystalline-silicon monolithic tandem solar cells
Authors: Altazin, Stéphane
Stepanova, L.
Werner, J.
Niesen, B.
Ballif, C.
Ruhstaller, B.
DOI: 10.21256/zhaw-5507
Published in: Optics Express
Volume(Issue): 26
Issue: 10
Pages: A579
Pages to: A590
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Optical Society of America
ISSN: 1094-4087
Language: English
Subject (DDC): 621.3: Electrical engineering and electronics
Abstract: We present an optical model implemented in the commercial software SETFOS 4.6 for simulating perovskite/silicon monolithic tandem solar cells that exploit light scattering structures. In a first step we validate the model with experimental data of tandem solar cells that either use front- or rear-side textures and extract the internal quantum efficiency of the methyl-ammonium lead iodide (MALI) perovskite sub-cell. In a next step, the software is used to investigate the potential of different device architectures featuring a monolithic integration between the perovskite and silicon sub-cells and exploiting rear- as well as front-side textures for improved light harvesting. We find that, considering the available contact materials, the p-i-n solar cell architecture is the most promising with respect to achievable photocurrent for both flat and textured wafers. Finally, cesium-formamidinium-based perovskite materials with several bandgaps were synthetized, optically characterized and their potential in a tandem device was quantified by simulations. For the simulated layer stack and among the tested materials with bandgaps of 1.7 and 1.6 eV, the one with 1.6 eV bandgap was found to be the most promising, with a potential of reaching a power conversion efficiency of 31%. In order to achieve higher efficiencies using higher band-gap materials, parasitic absorptance in the blue spectral range should be further reduced.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Computational Physics (ICP)
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