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Low-cost & low-temperature curable solution-processed silica-based nanostructured antireflective coatings on CuIn1-xGaxSe2 thin film solar cells

Title
Low-cost & low-temperature curable solution-processed silica-based nanostructured antireflective coatings on CuIn1-xGaxSe2 thin film solar cells
Authors
Han, Seung-YeolPan, ChangqingKim, Dae-HwanChang, Chih-Hung
DGIST Authors
Kim, Dae-Hwan
Issue Date
2015
Citation
RSC Advances, 5(31), 24712-24717
Type
Article
Article Type
Article
Keywords
Anti Reflective CoatingsChemical SolutionsCIGS Solar CellsCoatingsCost-Effective SolutionsCost EffectivenessCostsGalliumGlassPhoton ManagementSemiconducting Selenium CompoundsSilicaSolar CellsSolar EnergySolution-Based ProcessSolution-ProcessedSubstratesThin-Film Solar CellsThin-Films
ISSN
2046-2069
Abstract
A simple, low-cost and lowerature curable silica-based antireflective coating (ARC) deposited by a solution-based process has been investigated for Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS) solar cells for the first time. Thin-layer nanostructured ARCs featuring 20-30 nm SiO2 NPs were fabricated from a simple, low-cost chemical solution. The silica-based nanostructured ARCs were deposited on a glass substrate and on CIGS solar cells. The nanostructured ARCs on glass could increase the transmittance by 3.9%. The nanostructured ARCs could reduce the reflectance of CIGS solar cells by 4.96%. The nanostructured ARCs on CIGS solar cells resulted in an enhancement of solar energy conversion efficiency from 16.0% to 17.2%. These enhancements confirm the utility of these simple nanostructured ARCs as a cost-effective solution for photon management in thin film CIGS solar cells. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2015.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11750/5227
DOI
10.1039/c4ra15602a
Publisher
Royal Society of Chemistry
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Collection:
Convergence Research Center for Solar Energy1. Journal Articles


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