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ZnO Nanotube on Crystalline Silicon Solar Cell Fabricated by Hydrothermal Processes
S.W. Chen, C.-C. Chung, E.Y. Chang, C.-H. Du, W.-H. Lu
Crystalline Silicon, Solar Cell, ZnO Nanotubes, Hydrothermal Process
Wafer-Based Silicon Solar Cells and Materials Technology
Subtopic: Silicon Solar Cell Improvements
Event: 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 2CV.7.13
2017 - 2019
ISBN: 3-936338-28-0
Paper DOI: 10.4229/27thEUPVSEC2012-2CV.7.13
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In this report, ZnO nanotube on crystalline silicon solar cell devices fabricated by hydrothermal processes is presented. ZnO nanotube can form a graded index layer above the SiNx layer to enhance the device performance. The Jsc increases from 36.415 to 36.904 mA/cm2 and the filling factor alos increases from 79.137 to 79.593 % owing to better conductive ZnO nanostructure, respectively. This result is further supported by the efficiency of the solar cells. A cell efficiency of 18.217 % is achieved by the device with ZnO nanotube, with a gain of 0.3 %, compared with that without ZnO nanotube.