Vertical InGaN-based green-band solar cells operating under high solar concentration up to 300 suns

Jinn Kong Sheu, Fu Bang Chen, Shou Hung Wu, Ming Lun Lee, Po Cheng Chen, Yu Hsiang Yeh

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Abstract

InGaN/GaN-based solar cells with vertical-conduction feature on silicon substrates were fabricated by wafer bonding technique. The vertical solar cells with a metal reflector sandwiched between the GaN-based epitaxial layers and the Si substrate could increase the effective thickness of the absorption layer. Given that the thermally resistive sapphire substrates were replaced by the Si substrate with high thermal conductivity, the solar cells did not show degradation in power conversion efficiency (PCE) even when the solar concentrations were increased to 300 suns. The open circuit voltage increased from 1.90 V to 2.15 V and the fill factor increased from 0.55 to 0.58 when the concentrations were increased from 1 sun to 300 suns. With the 300-sun illumination, the PCE was enhanced by approximately 33% compared with the 1-sun illumination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A1222-A1228
JournalOptics Express
Volume22
Issue numberSUPPL. 5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Aug 25

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Sheu, Jinn Kong ; Chen, Fu Bang ; Wu, Shou Hung ; Lee, Ming Lun ; Chen, Po Cheng ; Yeh, Yu Hsiang. / Vertical InGaN-based green-band solar cells operating under high solar concentration up to 300 suns. In: Optics Express. 2014 ; Vol. 22, No. SUPPL. 5. pp. A1222-A1228.
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Vertical InGaN-based green-band solar cells operating under high solar concentration up to 300 suns. / Sheu, Jinn Kong; Chen, Fu Bang; Wu, Shou Hung; Lee, Ming Lun; Chen, Po Cheng; Yeh, Yu Hsiang.

In: Optics Express, Vol. 22, No. SUPPL. 5, 25.08.2014, p. A1222-A1228.

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