Investigating the seasonal performance of amorphous silicon single and multi-junction modules

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Abstract

The seasonal performance fluctuations observed in amorphous silicon solar cells are investigated. The dominant forces driving the increased efficiency in summer are identified, from long-term measurements, to be thermal annealing and spectral variations. A method for correcting for changes in the incident spectrum is applied in order to correct for the seasonal changes. In a second step, the fill factor is investigated in order to establish the magnitude of thermal annealing seen by these devices. The magnitude of each effect is investigated.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, 2003
PublisherIEEE
Pages2078-2081
Number of pages4
Volume2
ISBN (Print)4-9901816-0-3
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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Keywords

  • amorphous semiconductors
  • visible spectra
  • silicon
  • solar cells
  • short-circuit currents
  • annealing
  • elemental semiconductors

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Infield, D. G. (2003). Investigating the seasonal performance of amorphous silicon single and multi-junction modules. In Proceedings of 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, 2003 (Vol. 2, pp. 2078-2081). IEEE.
Infield, D.G. / Investigating the seasonal performance of amorphous silicon single and multi-junction modules. Proceedings of 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, 2003 . Vol. 2 IEEE, 2003. pp. 2078-2081
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Infield DG. Investigating the seasonal performance of amorphous silicon single and multi-junction modules. In Proceedings of 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, 2003 . Vol. 2. IEEE. 2003. p. 2078-2081