See-through si thin-film tandem solar cell module with hardener

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Abstract

The authors propose an easy and cost-effective meth-od for improving the reliability of see-through tandem modules. By adding hardener to the conventional see-through tandem modules, it was found that we could enhance the 1000-h-damp-heat-test degradation ratio from 82.64% to 89.6%, a near 7% enhancement. It was also found that the efficiency degraded only by 6.0% for the see-through tandem modules with hardener, after six IEC cycles. The smaller degradation ratio indicates that the see-through tandem modules with hardener were more reliable, as compared with the non-see-through tandem modules.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6802338
Pages (from-to)1013-1017
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Journal of Photovoltaics
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jul

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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