21 April 2003 Theoretical analysis on characteristics and efficiency of CdS/CdTe heterojunction solar cell
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Proceedings Volume 5117, VLSI Circuits and Systems; (2003); doi: 10.1117/12.498527
Event: Microtechnologies for the New Millennium 2003, 2003, Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain
Abstract
The current-voltage properties of CdS/CdTe heterojunction were first discussed under ideal conditions (without any losses). Conversion efficiency of CdS/CdTe heterojunction solar cells was then investigated under AM1.5 illumination. The results showed that the conversion efficiency of solar cells could be achieved up to 27%, which was in agreement with the results predicted previously. Meanwhile, the realistic conversion efficiency of CdS/CdTe heterojunction solar cells was about 23% after taking into consideration of influence of some material parameters. Given considerable progress that has been made in manufacturing CdS/CdTe solar cells in recent years as well as considering a rational theoretical analysis, the conversion efficiency of 23% is achievable in the near future.
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Jiang Guo, Chunyang Kong, Wanlu Wang, "Theoretical analysis on characteristics and efficiency of CdS/CdTe heterojunction solar cell", Proc. SPIE 5117, VLSI Circuits and Systems, (21 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.498527; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.498527
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Cadmium sulfide

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Solar radiation

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