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Advanced aRchitectures for ultra-thin high-efficiency CIGS solar cells with high Manufacturability

Deliverables

Launch of website and Social Media Plan

Launch of website and Social Media Plan. External communication plan and communications channels. (related to tasks 7.1 and 7.3)

Final design of highly reflective rear contact layer including the passivation functionality

Highly reflective rear contact layer in accordance with all the project objectives and including the passivation functionality. Solar cell with a highly reflective rear contact layer, resulting in the same JSC values for ultra-thin CIGS devices on steel substrates as for the reference thick CIGS devices on glass substrates. Report on Jsc values from experiment with and without the reflective layer and with thin and thick CIGS layers. (related to task 2.1 and 2.2)

Technical report on device reliability and stability

Technical report on device reliability and stability: Technical report on the failure study of the fabricated devices, with suggestions to improve the stability and reliability of the developed Technologies. (related to task 4.3)

Demonstrator module with 16% efficiency

Demonstrator module on insulated steel substrate with passivation and back reflector at 16% efficiency. Report on measurement results. related to task 5.1

High efficiency ultrathin CIGS (<0.5µm) solar cell exhibiting 21% efficiency on steel and 23% efficiency on glass

High efficiency ultrathin CIGS (<0.5μm) solar cell exhibiting 21% efficiency on steel and 23% efficiency on glass. Report from certification of cell results. (related to tasks 3.1 and 3.2)

Publications

Decoupling of Optical and Electrical Properties of Rear Contact CIGS Solar Cells

Author(s): Jose M. V. Cunha, Paulo A. Fernandes, Pedro M. P. Salome, Tomas S. Lopes, Sourav Bose, Adam Hultqvist, Wei-Chao Chen, Olivier Donzel-Gargand, Rodrigo M. Ribeiro, Antonio J. N. Oliveira, Marika Edoff
Published in: IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, Issue 9/6, 2019, Page(s) 1857-1862, ISSN 2156-3381
DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2019.2933357

Light management design in ultra-thin chalcopyrite photovoltaic devices by employing optical modelling

Author(s): M. Kovacic, J. Krc, B. Lipovsek, W.-C. Chen, M. Edoff, P.J. Bolt, J. van Deelen, M. Zhukova, J. Lontchi, D. Flandre, P. Salomé, M. Topic
Published in: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Issue 200, 2019, Page(s) 109933, ISSN 0927-0248
DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2019.109933

Optimization of Back Contact Grid Size in Al 2 O 3 -Rear-Passivated Ultrathin CIGS PV Cells by 2-D Simulations

Author(s): Jackson Lontchi, Maria Zhukova, Milan Kovacic, Janez Krc, Wei-Chao Chen, Marika Edoff, Sourav Bose, Pedro M. P. Salome, Julie Goffard, Andrea Cattoni, L. Gouillart, Stephane Collin, Viktoria Gusak, Denis Flandre
Published in: IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, Issue 10/6, 2020, Page(s) 1908-1917, ISSN 2156-3381
DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2020.3012631

Rear Optical Reflection and Passivation Using a Nanopatterned Metal/Dielectric Structure in Thin-Film Solar Cells

Author(s): Tomas S. Lopes, Jose M. V. Cunha, Sourav Bose, Joao R. S. Barbosa, Jerome Borme, Olivier Donzel-Gargand, Celia Rocha, Ricardo Silva, Adam Hultqvist, Wei-Chao Chen, Ana G. Silva, Marika Edoff, Paulo A. Fernandes, Pedro M. P. Salome
Published in: IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, Issue 9/5, 2019, Page(s) 1421-1427, ISSN 2156-3381
DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2019.2922323

Encapsulation of Nanostructures in a Dielectric Matrix Providing Optical Enhancement in Ultrathin Solar Cells

Author(s): António J. N. Oliveira, Jessica de Wild, Kevin Oliveira, Beatriz A. Valença, Jennifer P. Teixeira, Joana R. L. Guerreiro, Sara Abalde-Cela, Tomás S. Lopes, Rodrigo M. Ribeiro, José M. V. Cunha, Marco A. Curado, Margarida Monteiro, André Violas, Ana Gomes Silva, Marta Prado, Paulo A. Fernandes, Bart Vermang, Pedro M. P. Salomé
Published in: Solar RRL, Issue 4/11, 2020, Page(s) 2000310, ISSN 2367-198X
DOI: 10.1002/solr.202000310

Recombination Channels in Cu(In,Ga)Se 2 Thin Films: Impact of the Ga-Profile

Author(s): Jennifer P. Teixeira, Ricardo B. L. Vieira, Bruno P. Falcão, Marika Edoff, Pedro M. P. Salomé, Joaquim P. Leitão
Published in: The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Issue 124/23, 2020, Page(s) 12295-12304, ISSN 1932-7447
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c02622

Optical Lithography Patterning of SiO 2 Layers for Interface Passivation of Thin Film Solar Cells

Author(s): Sourav Bose, José M. V. Cunha, Sunil Suresh, Jessica De Wild, Tomás S. Lopes, João R. S. Barbosa, Ricardo Silva, Jérôme Borme, Paulo A. Fernandes, Bart Vermang, Pedro M. P. Salomé
Published in: Solar RRL, Issue 2/12, 2018, Page(s) 1800212, ISSN 2367-198X
DOI: 10.1002/solr.201800212

Optimisation of rear reflectance in ultra-thin CIGS solar cells towards >20% efficiency

Author(s): Olivier Poncelet, Ratan Kotipalli, Bart Vermang, Angus Macleod, Laurent A. Francis, Denis Flandre
Published in: Solar Energy, Issue 146, 2017, Page(s) 443-452, ISSN 0038-092X
DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2017.03.001

Passivation of Interfaces in Thin Film Solar Cells: Understanding the Effects of a Nanostructured Rear Point Contact Layer

Author(s): Pedro M. P. Salomé, Bart Vermang, Rodrigo Ribeiro-Andrade, Jennifer P. Teixeira, José M. V. Cunha, Manuel J. Mendes, Sirazul Haque, Jêrome Borme, Hugo Águas, Elvira Fortunato, Rodrigo Martins, Juan C. González, Joaquim P. Leitão, Paulo A. Fernandes, Marika Edoff, Sascha Sadewasser
Published in: Advanced Materials Interfaces, Issue 5/2, 2018, Page(s) 1701101, ISSN 2196-7350
DOI: 10.1002/admi.201701101

Addressing the impact of rear surface passivation mechanisms on ultra-thin Cu(In,Ga)Se 2 solar cell performances using SCAPS 1-D model

Author(s): R. Kotipalli, O. Poncelet, G. Li, Y. Zeng, L.A. Francis, B. Vermang, D. Flandre
Published in: Solar Energy, Issue 157, 2017, Page(s) 603-613, ISSN 0038-092X
DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2017.08.055

Light Trapping in Ultrathin CIGS Solar Cells with Nanostructured Back Mirrors

Author(s): Julie Goffard, Clement Colin, Fabien Mollica, Andrea Cattoni, Christophe Sauvan, Philippe Lalanne, Jean-Francois Guillemoles, Negar Naghavi, Stephane Collin
Published in: IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, Issue 7/5, 2017, Page(s) 1433-1441, ISSN 2156-3381
DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2017.2726566

A morphological and electronic study of ultrathin rear passivated Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells

Author(s): S. Bose, J.M.V. Cunha, J. Borme, W.C. Chen, N.S. Nilsson, J.P. Teixeira, J. Gaspar, J.P. Leitão, M. Edoff, P.A. Fernandes, P.M.P. Salomé
Published in: Thin Solid Films, Issue 671, 2019, Page(s) 77-84, ISSN 0040-6090
DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2018.12.028

Light Trapping in Ultrathin CIGS Solar Cells with Nanostructured Back Mirrors

Author(s): Julie Goffard, Clement Colin, Fabien Mollica, Andrea Cattoni, Christophe Sauvan, Philippe Lalanne, Jean-Francois Guillemoles, Negar Naghavi, Stephane Collin
Published in: IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, Issue 7/5, 2017, Page(s) 1433-1441, ISSN 2156-3381
DOI: 10.1109/jphotov.2017.2726566

High‐Performance and Industrially Viable Nanostructured SiO x Layers for Interface Passivation in Thin Film Solar Cells

Author(s): José M. V. Cunha, Kevin Oliveira, Jackson Lontchi, Tomás S. Lopes, Marco A. Curado, João R. S. Barbosa, Carlos Vinhais, Wei-Chao Chen, Jérôme Borme, Helder Fonseca, João Gaspar, Denis Flandre, Marika Edoff, Ana G. Silva, Jennifer P. Teixeira, Paulo A. Fernandes, Pedro M. P. Salomé
Published in: Solar RRL, 2020, Page(s) 2000534, ISSN 2367-198X
DOI: 10.1002/solr.202000534

Understanding the AC Equivalent Circuit Response of Ultrathin Cu(In,Ga)Se 2 Solar Cells

Author(s): Jose M.V. Cunha, Celia Rocha, Carlos Vinhais, Paulo A. Fernandes, Pedro M. P. Salome
Published in: IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, Issue 9/5, 2019, Page(s) 1442-1448, ISSN 2156-3381
DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2019.2927918

Equivalent Circuit For AC Response of Cu(In,Ga)Se 2 Thin Film Solar Cells

Author(s): J. M. V. Cunha, C. Rocha, C. Vinhais, P. A. Fernandes, P. M. P. Salome
Published in: 2019 IEEE 46th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 2019, Page(s) 0923-0927
DOI: 10.1109/PVSC40753.2019.8980822