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Bifacial Solar Cells in STC Measurement
J. Hohl-Ebinger, W. Warta
Back Contact, Bifacial, Calibration
Wafer-Based Silicon Solar Cells and Materials Technology
Subtopic: Mono- and Multicrystalline Silicon Materials and Cells
Event: 25th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition / 5th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, 6-10 September 2010, Valencia, Spain
Session: 2CO.4.1
1358 - 1362
ISBN: 3-936338-26-4
Paper DOI: 10.4229/25thEUPVSEC2010-2CO.4.1
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New cell concepts need to be evaluated for their potential in competition with standard solar cell technologies. At Fraunhofer ISE CalLab PV Cells measurement methods are developed which shall allow including newer cell technologies in this competition. This work investigates the influence of bifaciality on high precision measurements under standard test conditions on bare solar cells. A certain degree of bifaciality is an intrinsic property of most back contact solar cell concepts due to the gaps in the back metallisation. We measured the reflectivity for a range of chuck surfaces and the optical transmission of bifacial cells from actual cell technologies. With the measured rear spectral response then the extent of the additional current contribution is calculated for the different chuck surfaces both, spectrally resolved and integral. This is the basis for an optimisation of cell mounting systems suitable to ensure comparable measurement results. The results clarify the contribution from bifaciality to the measurement uncertainty and help to define standard conditions.