Questionable effects of antireflective coatings on inefficiently cooled solar cells

Vladislav Akhmatov, Georg Galster, Esben Larsen

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    Abstract

    A model for temperature effects in p-n junction solar cells is introduced. The temperature of solar cells and the losses in the solar cell junction region caused by elevating temperature are discussed. The model developed is examined for low-cost silicon solar cells. In order to improve the shape of the output power and efficiency curves throughout the day the coherence between technical parameters of the solar cells and the climate in the operation region is observed and examined. It is shown how the drop in output power around noon can be avoided by fitting technical parameters of the solar cells to the climate.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalSolar Energy Materials & Solar Cells
    Volume56
    Issue numberNovember
    Pages (from-to)17-28
    ISSN0927-0248
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1998

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    Feb 1998

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