The effect of surface texturing on GaAs solar cell using TCAD tools

Saifuddin M. Jalil, Lennie Abdullah, Ibrahim Ahmad, Huda Abdullah

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Abstract

Solar cell simulation could be useful for time saving and cost consumption. This project discusses on the method to resolve the optical losses problem that have been hindering the totality efficiency of the photovoltaic. The different models surface texturing on GaAs solar cell have been simulated by using the Virtual Wafer Fab (VWF), SILVACO software in this project. It was expected that the modification of the surface texturing might distinctly improved the spectral sensitivity of the photovoltaic by reducing the light reflection and improving the light trapping. There are four models surface texture of photovoltaic devices. It was the simple structure, V-trench structure, four-sided structure and semi-sphere structure. Hence, the incoming light will hit the GaAs surface several times. Light, which is not absorbed in its first passage through the cell, has the additional opportunities to be absorbed into the cell. It has been shown that the modified surface of GaAs solar cell have improved the efficiency up to more than 2% and its quality application performance about 9%. From the simulation result, the V-trench structure is the optimum surface textured for GaAs solar cell compared to the others, which has Jsc is 3.5752 nA, V oc is 0.800 V and efficiency is 23.07%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICSE 2008 Proceedings - 2008 IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics
Pages280-283
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2008
Event2008 IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, ICSE 2008 - Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Duration: 25 Nov 200827 Nov 2008

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, Proceedings, ICSE

Other

Other2008 IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, ICSE 2008
CountryMalaysia
CityJohor Bahru, Johor
Period25/11/0827/11/08

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Texturing
Solar cells
Light reflection
Optical losses
gallium arsenide
thiazole-4-carboxamide adenine dinucleotide
Textures
Costs

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Jalil, S. M., Abdullah, L., Ahmad, I., & Abdullah, H. (2008). The effect of surface texturing on GaAs solar cell using TCAD tools. In ICSE 2008 Proceedings - 2008 IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics (pp. 280-283). [4770323] (IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, Proceedings, ICSE). https://doi.org/10.1109/SMELEC.2008.4770323
Jalil, Saifuddin M. ; Abdullah, Lennie ; Ahmad, Ibrahim ; Abdullah, Huda. / The effect of surface texturing on GaAs solar cell using TCAD tools. ICSE 2008 Proceedings - 2008 IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics. 2008. pp. 280-283 (IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, Proceedings, ICSE).
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Jalil, SM, Abdullah, L, Ahmad, I & Abdullah, H 2008, The effect of surface texturing on GaAs solar cell using TCAD tools. in ICSE 2008 Proceedings - 2008 IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics., 4770323, IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, Proceedings, ICSE, pp. 280-283, 2008 IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, ICSE 2008, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 25/11/08. https://doi.org/10.1109/SMELEC.2008.4770323

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Jalil SM, Abdullah L, Ahmad I, Abdullah H. The effect of surface texturing on GaAs solar cell using TCAD tools. In ICSE 2008 Proceedings - 2008 IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics. 2008. p. 280-283. 4770323. (IEEE International Conference on Semiconductor Electronics, Proceedings, ICSE). https://doi.org/10.1109/SMELEC.2008.4770323