Authors: Subhadeep Bhattacharjee; Rashmi Biswas
Addresses: Department of Electrical Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Agartala, Tripura, Pin-799055, India ' Department of Electrical Engineering, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Agartala, Tripura, Pin-799055, India
Abstract: The use of solar photovoltaic (PV) as distributed energy resources is increasingly being pursued as a supplement and alternative to conventional grid electricity. It has become an important source of energy because of its high reliability, requirement of very little maintenance and capability of generating power with no noise and emissions. Silicon solar cell as renewable energy resource has been extensively studied in the last couple of years. In view of enormous application and interest of crystalline (c-Si) silicon solar cell for PV power generation across the world, an elementary study has been tried to be carried out in this paper to comprehend the performance of the silicon solar cell. Basic and critical characterisation and analysis have been performed with PC1D modelling. Also the effect of back surface field layer on efficiency is observed with and without rear passivation.
Keywords: silicon solar cells; numerical modelling; photovoltaics; generation; recombination; back surface field; BSF; renewable energy; solar energy; solar power.
International Journal of Renewable Energy Technology, 2013 Vol.4 No.4, pp.370 - 390
Received: 22 Feb 2013
Accepted: 02 Sep 2013
Published online: 08 Dec 2013 *