Series resistance is a fundamental power-limiting factor for a solar cell. It is known to depend on the ohmic losses due to the metal contact resistance, the metal-semiconductor contact resistance, the substrate resistance, and the emitter sheet resistance. A typical operating approach consists of indirect measurements of the total series resistance. Our method, based on photoluminescence, is capable of generating an illuminated current-voltage curve free from the effect of the contact series resistance, giving an immediate idea of true cell performance. © 2004 American Institute of Physics.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
Ferraioli, L., Maddalena, P., Parretta, A., Wang, A., & Zhao, J. (2004). Current-voltage characteristics of high-efficiency silicon solar cells from photoluminescence. Applied Physics Letters, 85(18), 4222 - 4224. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1815375