An excellent encapsulation of silicone on an optimized-ZnO-nanowires anti-reflection layer for crystalline-Si photovoltaic devices

Siou Yi Lin, Shoou Jinn Chang, Yu En Wu, Hau Cheng Wu, Ting Jen Hsueh

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Abstract

The ZnO nanowires (NWs) on a textured crystalline-silicon photovoltaic device as an anti-reflection layer (AR layer) have been optimized via a hydrothermal method. The better encapsulation material than ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (EVA) for the ZnO NWs AR layer has been investigated also. The best results were achieved the 300-nm long ZnO NWs as the AR layer on a 2.5 × 2.5-cm2 area solar cell, with the efficiency (η) reaching up to 15.21%, with an FF of 72.71%, VOC of 0.57 V, JSC of 36.07mA. The foregoing cell was encapsulated with silicone with the efficiency up to 14.53 %.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479979448
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Dec 14
Event42nd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 2015 Jun 142015 Jun 19

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015

Other

Other42nd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period15-06-1415-06-19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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