Comparative Study of Temperature Effect on Thin Film Solar Cells

Authors Mahfoud Abderrezek1, Mohamed Fathi1, Farid Djahli2
Affiliations

1L.I.S Laboratory, Department of Electronics, Faculty of Technology, University of Setif 1, 19000, Setif, Algeria

2L.I.S Laboratory, Department of Electronics, Faculty of Technology, University of Setif 1, 19000, Setif, Algeria

Е-mail mahfoud_cbi@yahoo.fr
Issue Volume 10, Year 2018, Number 2
Dates Received 07 December 2017; published online 29 April 2018
Citation Mahfoud Abderrezek, Mohamed Fathi, Farid Djahli, , Ж. нано- электрон. физ. 10 № 2, 02027 (2018)
DOI https://doi.org/10.21272/jnep.10(2).02027
PACS Number(s) 68.60.Bs, 78.66.Bz
Keywords Thin film (101) , Solar cells (17) , Temperature (42) , CZTS (9) , CIGS (8) , SCAPS-1D (5) .
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The quaternary compound Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) is considered as an alternative material to replace CIGS material in future manufacturing of thin film solar cells. In this paper, a comparative study of temperature effect on thin film CZTS (Cu2ZnSnS4) and CIGS (Cu(In, Ga)Se2) solar cells was leaded. For this purpose we used the one dimensional simulation program tool SCAPS-1D (Solar Cell Capacitance Simulator in one Dimension. The dependence of the CZTS and CIGS solar cells characteristics with temperature was investigated from 300°K to 360°K. The comparative results showed that the cell with CZTS had an improved behavior at high operation temperatures. The maximum power coefficients, depending on temperature variations, were respectively – 1.8 mW/cm2 °K and – 7.84 mW/cm2 °K.

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