Numerical Investigation of Spatial Effects on the Silicon Solar Cell

Authors A.B. Nawale1, R.A. Kalal1, A.R. Chavan2, T.D. Dongale2, R.K. Kamat1

1 Embedded System and VLSI Research Laboratory, Department of Electronics, Shivaji University, 416004 Kolhapur, India

2 Computational Electronics and Nanoscience Research Laboratory, School of Nanoscience and Biotechnology, Shivaji University, 416004 Kolhapur, India

Issue Volume 8, Year 2016, Number 2
Dates Received 07 January 2016; published online 21 June 2016
Citation A.B. Nawale, R.A. Kalal, A.R. Chavan, et al., J. Nano- Electron. Phys. 8 No 2, 02002 (2016)
DOI 10.21272/jnep.8(2).02002
PACS Number(s) 85.30. – z, 88.40.fc
Keywords Silicon solar cell (6) , Numerical simulation (4) , Statistical analysis.
Annotation Investigating the effect of device dimension on the silicon solar cell, by using the PC1D numerical simulation environment, we report strong correlation of efficiency of the silicon solar cell with its size. The results showcase finer efficiency at the lower n-type thickness and higher p-type thickness. The internal quantum efficiency (IQE) and external quantum efficiency (EQE) too exhibit variation with the device size. As a whole, based on the statistical analysis, especially regression, variance, and best subsets selection, the paper depicts that the p-type thickness, ISC and VOC are the preeminent parameters to model the silicon solar cell.

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