3D-Printed external light traps for solar cells

L. van Dijk, U.W. Paetzold, Gerhard Blab, E.A.P. Marcus, A.J. Oostra, J. van de Groep, A. Polman, R.E.I. Schropp, M. Di Vece

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We demonstrate a universally applicable 3D-printed external light trap for solar cells. We placed a macroscopic external light trap made of smoothened, silver coated plastic at the sun-facing surface of different types of solar cells. The trap consists of a reflective parabolic concentrator on top of a reflective cage. The trap directs the light that is reflected upwards by the solar cell back towards the solar cell. Due to this retro-reflection the light traverses the solar cell several times resulting in a broadband absorption enhancement. We present a 15-27% efficiency enhancement for crystalline silicon, thin film nanocrystalline silicon and organic solar cells.
Originele taal-2Engels
TitelPhotovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), 2015 IEEE, 42nd
UitgeverijInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pagina's1-6
ISBN van geprinte versie978-1-4799-7944-8
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 2015
Evenement42nd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC 2015) - Hyatt Regency New Orleans , New Orleans, Verenigde Staten van Amerika
Duur: 14 jun 201519 jun 2015
Congresnummer: 42
https://www.ieee-pvsc.org/PVSC42/

Congres

Congres42nd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC 2015)
Verkorte titelPVSC 2015
LandVerenigde Staten van Amerika
StadNew Orleans
Periode14/06/1519/06/15
Ander42nd Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
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van Dijk, L., Paetzold, U. W., Blab, G., Marcus, E. A. P., Oostra, A. J., van de Groep, J., Polman, A., Schropp, R. E. I., & Di Vece, M. (2015). 3D-Printed external light traps for solar cells. In Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), 2015 IEEE, 42nd (blz. 1-6). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2015.7356161