Recently, we studied the effect of hexagonal sinusoidal textures on the reflective properties of perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells using the finite element method (FEM). We saw that such nanotextures, applied to the perovskite top cell, can strongly increase the current density utilization from 91% for the optimized planar reference to 98% for the best nanotextured device (period 500 nm and peak-to-valley height 500 nm), where 100% refers to the Tiedje-Yablonovitch limit.* In this manuscript we elaborate on some numerical details of that work: we validate an assumption based on the Tiedje-Yablonovitch limit, we present a convergence study for simulations with the finite-element method, and we compare different configurations for sinusoidal nanotextures.
Klaus Jäger, Phillip Manley, Duote Chen, Philipp Tockhorn, David Eisenhauer, Grit Köppel, Martin Hammerschmidt, Sven Burger, Steve Albrecht, and Christiane Becker, "Antireflective nanotextures for monolithic perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells," Proc. SPIE 10688, Photonics for Solar Energy Systems VII, 106880A (Presented at SPIE Photonics Europe: April 23, 2018; Published: 22 May 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2306142.
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