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Flexible Bifacial Amorphous Si Quintuple- and Sextuple-Junction Solar Cells for IoT Devices
M. Konagai, H. Noge, R. Ishikawa
Bifacial Solar Cells, Flexible Solar Cell, Amorphous Silicon, Quintuple-Junction, Low Illuminance
Silicon Materials and Cells
Subtopic: Thin Film and Foil-Based Si Cells
Event: 37th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 2DO.10.5
295 - 301
ISBN: 3-936338-73-6
Paper DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20202020-2DO.10.5
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Bifacial a-SiOx:H/a-SiOx:H/a-Si:H/a-SiOx:H/a-SiOx:H quintuple-junction and a-SiOx:H/a-SiOx:H/aSi:H/a-Si:H/a-SiOx:H/a-SiOx:H sextuple-junction solar cells were prepared by the PE-CVD. The solar cell has a structure in which both sides are sandwiched between ITO layers, and the structure allows light irradiation from both sides. A total of 49 cells having an area of 0.25 cm2 , 0.5 cm2 , and 1 cm2 was fabricated on a 10cm x 10cm substrate. The distribution of open-circuit voltage, Voc, under low illumination in all 49 solar cells was investigated. As one example of applying bifacial multi-junction a-Si based solar cells as an independent power source for the Internet of Things (IoT) devices, a flexible bifacial quintuple-junction solar cell was also prepared. In the sextuple-junction solar cell, an open-circuit voltage of 4.1 and 3.5 V was obtained even at a low illuminance of 3,000 and 100 lux, respectively. In the quintuple-junction solar cell formed on the polyimide film substrate, an open-circuit voltage of 3.2 and 2.7 V was obtained at 3,000 and 100 lux, respectively. The decreasing amount of the open circuit voltage when the irradiation intensity became 1/10, Voc (1/10), was 62-64 mV/cell.