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A Full Scattering Model for Integrated Opto-Electrical Modelling of Solar Cells
K. Jäger, M. Fischer, M. Abatzis, R.A.C.M.M. van Swaaij, S. Solntsev, M. Zeman
Light Trapping, Transparent Conducting Oxides (TCO), Thin Film Solar Cell, Modelling / Modeling, Texturisation, Texturization
Thin Film Solar Cells
Subtopic: Amorphous and Microcrystalline Silicon Solar Cells
Event: 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 3BO.1.1
2311 - 2315
ISBN: 3-936338-27-2
Paper DOI: 10.4229/26thEUPVSEC2011-3BO.1.1
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Recent developments on scattering models based on the scalar scattering theory allow to estimate the angular intensity distribution and the haze in both transmission and reflection for nano-textured interfaces created by arbitrary materials. In this contribution, such a scattering model is combined with the opto-electric ASA simulation software and tested by simulating and measuring the external parameters and the external quantum efficiency of solar cells with different interface morphologies. This test shows that the scattering model is able to predict the influence of the nano-textured interfaces on the solar cell performance. The achievements presented in this manuscript can be used to search for nano-textured interfaces with optimized morphologies.