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Abstract

The performance of a solar cell can be improved by reducing the reflectivity with a reflectance-reducing cover. The performance of such reflectance-reducing cover on a spheral solar cell has been simulated and optimised by the ray-tracing code WinTrace. To achive the design optimisation, several covers of different materials, geometries and structures have been investigated, verifying the enhancement of the cell performance on the basis of experimental measurements made on bare cells. The study has also considered the manufacturing implications of the optimised design.

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Authors: BISCONTI R, JRC Ispra (IT);OSSENBRINK H A, JRC Ispra (IT);PEARSALL N M, JRC Ispra (IT);HILL R, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 14th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference & Exhibition, Barcelona (ES), June 30-July 4, 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 40755 ORA
Record Number: 199711102 / Last updated on: 1997-09-16
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en