Accession Number : ADA106005


Title :   Silicon Solar Cell Optimization.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Aug 78-15 Feb 81,


Corporate Author : SOLAREX CORP ROCKVILLE MD


Personal Author(s) : Scheinine,Alan L ; Wohlgemuth,John H ; Sparks,Eileen


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a106005.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 99


Abstract : This research program has resulted in improvements in vertical junction solar cell techniques leading to higher efficiencies and improved handleability. Vertical junction solar cells have now been fabricated with AMO conversion efficiency greater than 15% (25 C). A variety of cells have been fabricated including different groove depths, substrate thicknesses and bulk resistivities. Cell performance has been measured both before and after irradiation. Theoretical analyses has been performed to generate computer models of I-V curves for various cell geometries. (Author)


Descriptors :   *OPTIMIZATION , *SOLAR CELLS , *SILICON , CONVERSION , COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , THICKNESS , THEORY , EFFICIENCY , SUBSTRATES , GEOMETRY , ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE , RESEARCH MANAGEMENT , JUNCTIONS


Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE