Abstract

For advanced optical analysis and optimization of solar cell structures with multi-scale interface textures, we applied a coupled modelling approach (CMA), where we couple the rigorous coupled wave analysis method with ray tracing and transfer matrix method. Coupling of the methods enables accurate optical analysis of solar cells made of thin coherent and thick incoherent layers and includes combinations of nano- and micro-scale textures at various positions in the structure. The approach is experimentally validated on standalone single- and both-side textured crystalline silicon wafers, as well as on complete silicon heterojunction (Si HJ) solar cell structures. Using CMA, fully encapsulated bifacial Si HJ solar cells are optically simulated first by applying single- and both-side illumination, and the effects of introducing nano inverted pyramids and random micro-pyramids at front and/or rear interfaces are analyzed. Secondly, an external light management foil with a three-sided pyramidal micro-texture is applied in simulations to the front and/or rear encapsulation glass, and the related improvements are quantified. For the optimal combination of internal textures in the analyzed structure (random micro-pyramids at the front and nano inverted pyramids at the back) and the use of the light management foil on both sides of the device, a 5.6% gain in the short-circuit current is predicted, compared to the reference case with no light management foil and with random micro-pyramids applied to the front and rear internal interfaces.

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S. Altazin, L. Stepanova, J. Werner, B. Niesen, C. Ballif, and B. Ruhstaller, “Design of perovskite/crystalline-silicon monolithic tandem solar cells,” Opt. Express 26(10), A579–A590 (2018).
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[Crossref]

A. Čampa, A. Valla, K. Brecl, F. Smole, D. Muñoz, and M. Topič, “Multiscale modeling and back contact design of bifacial silicon heterojunction solar cells,” IEEE J. Photovolt. 8(1), 89–95 (2018).

B. Lipovsek, J. Krc, and M. Topic, “Microtextured light-management foils and their optimization for planar organic and perovskite solar cells,” IEEE J. Photovolt. 8(3), 783–792 (2018).

2017 (2)

R. Santbergen, T. Meguro, T. Suezaki, G. Koizumi, K. Yamamoto, and M. Zeman, “GenPro4 Optical Model for Solar Cell Simulation and Its Application to Multijunction Solar Cells,” IEEE J. Photovolt. 7(3), 919–926 (2017).
[Crossref]

B. Lipovšek, A. Čampa, F. Guo, C. J. Brabec, K. Forberich, J. Krč, and M. Topič, “Detailed optical modelling and light-management of thin-film organic solar cells with consideration of small-area effects,” Opt. Express 25(4), A176–A190 (2017).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2016 (3)

2015 (5)

J. Muller, A. Herman, A. Mayer, and O. Deparis, “A fair comparison between ultrathin crystalline-silicon solar cells with either periodic or correlated disorder inverted pyramid textures,” Opt. Express 23(11), A657–A670 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Sever, J. Krč, A. Čampa, and M. Topič, “Rigorous modelling of light scattering in solar cells based on finite element method and Huygens’ expansion,” Opt. Express 23(24), A1549–A1563 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

N. Tucher, J. Eisenlohr, P. Kiefel, O. Höhn, H. Hauser, M. Peters, C. Müller, J. C. Goldschmidt, and B. Bläsi, “3D optical simulation formalism OPTOS for textured silicon solar cells,” Opt. Express 23(24), A1720–A1734 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. Trompoukis, O. El Daif, P. Pratim Sharma, H. Sivaramakrishnan Radhakrishnan, M. Debucquoy, V. Depauw, K. Van Nieuwenhuysen, I. Gordon, R. Mertens, and J. Poortmans, “Passivation of photonic nanostructures for crystalline silicon solar cells,” Prog. Photovolt. Res. Appl. 23(6), 734–742 (2015).
[Crossref]

C. Trompoukis, I. Abdo, R. Cariou, I. Cosme, W. Chen, O. Deparis, A. Dmitriev, E. Drouard, M. Foldyna, E. G. Caurel, I. Gordon, B. Heidari, A. Herman, L. Lalouat, K.-D. Lee, J. Liu, K. Lodewijks, F. Mandorlo, I. Massiot, A. Mayer, V. Mijkovic, J. Muller, R. Orobtchouk, G. Poulain, P. P. Homme, P. R. I. Cabarrocas, C. Seassal, J. Poortmans, R. Mertens, O. E. Daif, and V. Depauw, “Photonic nanostructures for advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells: Advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells,” Phys. Status Solidi., A Appl. Mater. Sci. 212(1), 140–155 (2015).
[Crossref]

2014 (1)

B. Lipovsek, J. Krc, and M. Topic, “Optimization of Microtextured Light-Management Films for Enhanced Light Trapping in Organic Solar Cells Under Perpendicular and Oblique Illumination Conditions,” IEEE J. Photovolt. 4(2), 639–646 (2014).
[Crossref]

2013 (4)

S. Esiner, T. Bus, M. M. Wienk, K. Hermans, and R. A. J. Janssen, “Quantification and Validation of the Efficiency Enhancement Reached by Application of a Retroreflective Light Trapping Texture on a Polymer Solar Cell,” Adv. Energy Mater. 3(8), 1013–1017 (2013).
[Crossref]

M. Sarrazin, A. Herman, and O. Deparis, “First-principle calculation of solar cell efficiency under incoherent illumination,” Opt. Express 21, A616–A630 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

T. Khaleque, H. G. Svavarsson, and R. Magnusson, “Fabrication of resonant patterns using thermal nano-imprint lithography for thin-film photovoltaic applications,” Opt. Express 21, A631–A641 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. Wang, S. Yu, W. Chen, and C. Sun, “Highly efficient light-trapping structure design inspired by natural evolution,” Sci. Rep. 3(1), 1025 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2011 (1)

B. Lipovšek, J. Krč, and M. Topič, “Optical model for thin-film photovoltaic devices with large surface textures at the front side,” Inf. Midem 41(4), 264–271 (2011).

2009 (1)

D. Muñoz, P. Carreras, J. Escarré, D. Ibarz, S. M. De Nicolás, C. Voz, J. M. Asensi, and J. Bertomeu, “Optimization of KOH etching process to obtain textured substrates suitable for heterojunction solar cells fabricated by HWCVD,” Thin Solid Films 517(12), 3578–3580 (2009).
[Crossref]

1995 (1)

Abdo, I.

C. Trompoukis, I. Abdo, R. Cariou, I. Cosme, W. Chen, O. Deparis, A. Dmitriev, E. Drouard, M. Foldyna, E. G. Caurel, I. Gordon, B. Heidari, A. Herman, L. Lalouat, K.-D. Lee, J. Liu, K. Lodewijks, F. Mandorlo, I. Massiot, A. Mayer, V. Mijkovic, J. Muller, R. Orobtchouk, G. Poulain, P. P. Homme, P. R. I. Cabarrocas, C. Seassal, J. Poortmans, R. Mertens, O. E. Daif, and V. Depauw, “Photonic nanostructures for advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells: Advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells,” Phys. Status Solidi., A Appl. Mater. Sci. 212(1), 140–155 (2015).
[Crossref]

Alam, M. A.

R. V. K. Chavali, S. De Wolf, and M. A. Alam, “Device physics underlying silicon heterojunction and passivating-contact solar cells: A topical review,” Prog. Photovolt. Res. Appl. 26(4), 241–260 (2018).
[Crossref]

Altazin, S.

Arnauts, S.

M. Meuris, S. Arnauts, I. Cornelissen, K. Kenis, M. Lux, S. Degendt, P. Mertens, I. Teerlinck, R. Vos, L. Loewenstein, M. M. Heyns, and K. Wolke, “Implementation of the IMEC-Clean in advanced CMOS manufacturing,” in 1999 IEEE International Symposium on Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference Proceedings (Cat No.99CH36314) (IEEE, 1999), pp. 157–160.
[Crossref]

Asensi, J. M.

D. Muñoz, P. Carreras, J. Escarré, D. Ibarz, S. M. De Nicolás, C. Voz, J. M. Asensi, and J. Bertomeu, “Optimization of KOH etching process to obtain textured substrates suitable for heterojunction solar cells fabricated by HWCVD,” Thin Solid Films 517(12), 3578–3580 (2009).
[Crossref]

Ballif, C.

Bertomeu, J.

D. Muñoz, P. Carreras, J. Escarré, D. Ibarz, S. M. De Nicolás, C. Voz, J. M. Asensi, and J. Bertomeu, “Optimization of KOH etching process to obtain textured substrates suitable for heterojunction solar cells fabricated by HWCVD,” Thin Solid Films 517(12), 3578–3580 (2009).
[Crossref]

Bett, A. J.

Bläsi, B.

Brabec, C. J.

Brecl, K.

A. Čampa, A. Valla, K. Brecl, F. Smole, D. Muñoz, and M. Topič, “Multiscale modeling and back contact design of bifacial silicon heterojunction solar cells,” IEEE J. Photovolt. 8(1), 89–95 (2018).

Bus, T.

S. Esiner, T. Bus, M. M. Wienk, K. Hermans, and R. A. J. Janssen, “Quantification and Validation of the Efficiency Enhancement Reached by Application of a Retroreflective Light Trapping Texture on a Polymer Solar Cell,” Adv. Energy Mater. 3(8), 1013–1017 (2013).
[Crossref]

Cabarrocas, P. R. I.

C. Trompoukis, I. Abdo, R. Cariou, I. Cosme, W. Chen, O. Deparis, A. Dmitriev, E. Drouard, M. Foldyna, E. G. Caurel, I. Gordon, B. Heidari, A. Herman, L. Lalouat, K.-D. Lee, J. Liu, K. Lodewijks, F. Mandorlo, I. Massiot, A. Mayer, V. Mijkovic, J. Muller, R. Orobtchouk, G. Poulain, P. P. Homme, P. R. I. Cabarrocas, C. Seassal, J. Poortmans, R. Mertens, O. E. Daif, and V. Depauw, “Photonic nanostructures for advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells: Advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells,” Phys. Status Solidi., A Appl. Mater. Sci. 212(1), 140–155 (2015).
[Crossref]

Campa, A.

Cariou, R.

C. Trompoukis, I. Abdo, R. Cariou, I. Cosme, W. Chen, O. Deparis, A. Dmitriev, E. Drouard, M. Foldyna, E. G. Caurel, I. Gordon, B. Heidari, A. Herman, L. Lalouat, K.-D. Lee, J. Liu, K. Lodewijks, F. Mandorlo, I. Massiot, A. Mayer, V. Mijkovic, J. Muller, R. Orobtchouk, G. Poulain, P. P. Homme, P. R. I. Cabarrocas, C. Seassal, J. Poortmans, R. Mertens, O. E. Daif, and V. Depauw, “Photonic nanostructures for advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells: Advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells,” Phys. Status Solidi., A Appl. Mater. Sci. 212(1), 140–155 (2015).
[Crossref]

Carreras, P.

D. Muñoz, P. Carreras, J. Escarré, D. Ibarz, S. M. De Nicolás, C. Voz, J. M. Asensi, and J. Bertomeu, “Optimization of KOH etching process to obtain textured substrates suitable for heterojunction solar cells fabricated by HWCVD,” Thin Solid Films 517(12), 3578–3580 (2009).
[Crossref]

Caurel, E. G.

C. Trompoukis, I. Abdo, R. Cariou, I. Cosme, W. Chen, O. Deparis, A. Dmitriev, E. Drouard, M. Foldyna, E. G. Caurel, I. Gordon, B. Heidari, A. Herman, L. Lalouat, K.-D. Lee, J. Liu, K. Lodewijks, F. Mandorlo, I. Massiot, A. Mayer, V. Mijkovic, J. Muller, R. Orobtchouk, G. Poulain, P. P. Homme, P. R. I. Cabarrocas, C. Seassal, J. Poortmans, R. Mertens, O. E. Daif, and V. Depauw, “Photonic nanostructures for advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells: Advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells,” Phys. Status Solidi., A Appl. Mater. Sci. 212(1), 140–155 (2015).
[Crossref]

Chavali, R. V. K.

R. V. K. Chavali, S. De Wolf, and M. A. Alam, “Device physics underlying silicon heterojunction and passivating-contact solar cells: A topical review,” Prog. Photovolt. Res. Appl. 26(4), 241–260 (2018).
[Crossref]

Chen, W.

C. Trompoukis, I. Abdo, R. Cariou, I. Cosme, W. Chen, O. Deparis, A. Dmitriev, E. Drouard, M. Foldyna, E. G. Caurel, I. Gordon, B. Heidari, A. Herman, L. Lalouat, K.-D. Lee, J. Liu, K. Lodewijks, F. Mandorlo, I. Massiot, A. Mayer, V. Mijkovic, J. Muller, R. Orobtchouk, G. Poulain, P. P. Homme, P. R. I. Cabarrocas, C. Seassal, J. Poortmans, R. Mertens, O. E. Daif, and V. Depauw, “Photonic nanostructures for advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells: Advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells,” Phys. Status Solidi., A Appl. Mater. Sci. 212(1), 140–155 (2015).
[Crossref]

C. Wang, S. Yu, W. Chen, and C. Sun, “Highly efficient light-trapping structure design inspired by natural evolution,” Sci. Rep. 3(1), 1025 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Cornelissen, I.

M. Meuris, S. Arnauts, I. Cornelissen, K. Kenis, M. Lux, S. Degendt, P. Mertens, I. Teerlinck, R. Vos, L. Loewenstein, M. M. Heyns, and K. Wolke, “Implementation of the IMEC-Clean in advanced CMOS manufacturing,” in 1999 IEEE International Symposium on Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference Proceedings (Cat No.99CH36314) (IEEE, 1999), pp. 157–160.
[Crossref]

Cosme, I.

C. Trompoukis, I. Abdo, R. Cariou, I. Cosme, W. Chen, O. Deparis, A. Dmitriev, E. Drouard, M. Foldyna, E. G. Caurel, I. Gordon, B. Heidari, A. Herman, L. Lalouat, K.-D. Lee, J. Liu, K. Lodewijks, F. Mandorlo, I. Massiot, A. Mayer, V. Mijkovic, J. Muller, R. Orobtchouk, G. Poulain, P. P. Homme, P. R. I. Cabarrocas, C. Seassal, J. Poortmans, R. Mertens, O. E. Daif, and V. Depauw, “Photonic nanostructures for advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells: Advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells,” Phys. Status Solidi., A Appl. Mater. Sci. 212(1), 140–155 (2015).
[Crossref]

Daif, O. E.

C. Trompoukis, I. Abdo, R. Cariou, I. Cosme, W. Chen, O. Deparis, A. Dmitriev, E. Drouard, M. Foldyna, E. G. Caurel, I. Gordon, B. Heidari, A. Herman, L. Lalouat, K.-D. Lee, J. Liu, K. Lodewijks, F. Mandorlo, I. Massiot, A. Mayer, V. Mijkovic, J. Muller, R. Orobtchouk, G. Poulain, P. P. Homme, P. R. I. Cabarrocas, C. Seassal, J. Poortmans, R. Mertens, O. E. Daif, and V. Depauw, “Photonic nanostructures for advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells: Advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells,” Phys. Status Solidi., A Appl. Mater. Sci. 212(1), 140–155 (2015).
[Crossref]

De Nicolás, S. M.

D. Muñoz, P. Carreras, J. Escarré, D. Ibarz, S. M. De Nicolás, C. Voz, J. M. Asensi, and J. Bertomeu, “Optimization of KOH etching process to obtain textured substrates suitable for heterojunction solar cells fabricated by HWCVD,” Thin Solid Films 517(12), 3578–3580 (2009).
[Crossref]

De Wolf, S.

R. V. K. Chavali, S. De Wolf, and M. A. Alam, “Device physics underlying silicon heterojunction and passivating-contact solar cells: A topical review,” Prog. Photovolt. Res. Appl. 26(4), 241–260 (2018).
[Crossref]

Debucquoy, M.

C. Trompoukis, O. El Daif, P. Pratim Sharma, H. Sivaramakrishnan Radhakrishnan, M. Debucquoy, V. Depauw, K. Van Nieuwenhuysen, I. Gordon, R. Mertens, and J. Poortmans, “Passivation of photonic nanostructures for crystalline silicon solar cells,” Prog. Photovolt. Res. Appl. 23(6), 734–742 (2015).
[Crossref]

Degendt, S.

M. Meuris, S. Arnauts, I. Cornelissen, K. Kenis, M. Lux, S. Degendt, P. Mertens, I. Teerlinck, R. Vos, L. Loewenstein, M. M. Heyns, and K. Wolke, “Implementation of the IMEC-Clean in advanced CMOS manufacturing,” in 1999 IEEE International Symposium on Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference Proceedings (Cat No.99CH36314) (IEEE, 1999), pp. 157–160.
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El Daif, O.

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C. Trompoukis, I. Abdo, R. Cariou, I. Cosme, W. Chen, O. Deparis, A. Dmitriev, E. Drouard, M. Foldyna, E. G. Caurel, I. Gordon, B. Heidari, A. Herman, L. Lalouat, K.-D. Lee, J. Liu, K. Lodewijks, F. Mandorlo, I. Massiot, A. Mayer, V. Mijkovic, J. Muller, R. Orobtchouk, G. Poulain, P. P. Homme, P. R. I. Cabarrocas, C. Seassal, J. Poortmans, R. Mertens, O. E. Daif, and V. Depauw, “Photonic nanostructures for advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells: Advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells,” Phys. Status Solidi., A Appl. Mater. Sci. 212(1), 140–155 (2015).
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Guo, F.

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C. Trompoukis, I. Abdo, R. Cariou, I. Cosme, W. Chen, O. Deparis, A. Dmitriev, E. Drouard, M. Foldyna, E. G. Caurel, I. Gordon, B. Heidari, A. Herman, L. Lalouat, K.-D. Lee, J. Liu, K. Lodewijks, F. Mandorlo, I. Massiot, A. Mayer, V. Mijkovic, J. Muller, R. Orobtchouk, G. Poulain, P. P. Homme, P. R. I. Cabarrocas, C. Seassal, J. Poortmans, R. Mertens, O. E. Daif, and V. Depauw, “Photonic nanostructures for advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells: Advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells,” Phys. Status Solidi., A Appl. Mater. Sci. 212(1), 140–155 (2015).
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Liu, J.

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C. Trompoukis, I. Abdo, R. Cariou, I. Cosme, W. Chen, O. Deparis, A. Dmitriev, E. Drouard, M. Foldyna, E. G. Caurel, I. Gordon, B. Heidari, A. Herman, L. Lalouat, K.-D. Lee, J. Liu, K. Lodewijks, F. Mandorlo, I. Massiot, A. Mayer, V. Mijkovic, J. Muller, R. Orobtchouk, G. Poulain, P. P. Homme, P. R. I. Cabarrocas, C. Seassal, J. Poortmans, R. Mertens, O. E. Daif, and V. Depauw, “Photonic nanostructures for advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells: Advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells,” Phys. Status Solidi., A Appl. Mater. Sci. 212(1), 140–155 (2015).
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M. Meuris, S. Arnauts, I. Cornelissen, K. Kenis, M. Lux, S. Degendt, P. Mertens, I. Teerlinck, R. Vos, L. Loewenstein, M. M. Heyns, and K. Wolke, “Implementation of the IMEC-Clean in advanced CMOS manufacturing,” in 1999 IEEE International Symposium on Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference Proceedings (Cat No.99CH36314) (IEEE, 1999), pp. 157–160.
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C. Trompoukis, O. El Daif, P. Pratim Sharma, H. Sivaramakrishnan Radhakrishnan, M. Debucquoy, V. Depauw, K. Van Nieuwenhuysen, I. Gordon, R. Mertens, and J. Poortmans, “Passivation of photonic nanostructures for crystalline silicon solar cells,” Prog. Photovolt. Res. Appl. 23(6), 734–742 (2015).
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M. Meuris, S. Arnauts, I. Cornelissen, K. Kenis, M. Lux, S. Degendt, P. Mertens, I. Teerlinck, R. Vos, L. Loewenstein, M. M. Heyns, and K. Wolke, “Implementation of the IMEC-Clean in advanced CMOS manufacturing,” in 1999 IEEE International Symposium on Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference Proceedings (Cat No.99CH36314) (IEEE, 1999), pp. 157–160.
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C. Trompoukis, I. Abdo, R. Cariou, I. Cosme, W. Chen, O. Deparis, A. Dmitriev, E. Drouard, M. Foldyna, E. G. Caurel, I. Gordon, B. Heidari, A. Herman, L. Lalouat, K.-D. Lee, J. Liu, K. Lodewijks, F. Mandorlo, I. Massiot, A. Mayer, V. Mijkovic, J. Muller, R. Orobtchouk, G. Poulain, P. P. Homme, P. R. I. Cabarrocas, C. Seassal, J. Poortmans, R. Mertens, O. E. Daif, and V. Depauw, “Photonic nanostructures for advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells: Advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells,” Phys. Status Solidi., A Appl. Mater. Sci. 212(1), 140–155 (2015).
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Muller, J.

J. Muller, A. Herman, A. Mayer, and O. Deparis, “A fair comparison between ultrathin crystalline-silicon solar cells with either periodic or correlated disorder inverted pyramid textures,” Opt. Express 23(11), A657–A670 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. Trompoukis, I. Abdo, R. Cariou, I. Cosme, W. Chen, O. Deparis, A. Dmitriev, E. Drouard, M. Foldyna, E. G. Caurel, I. Gordon, B. Heidari, A. Herman, L. Lalouat, K.-D. Lee, J. Liu, K. Lodewijks, F. Mandorlo, I. Massiot, A. Mayer, V. Mijkovic, J. Muller, R. Orobtchouk, G. Poulain, P. P. Homme, P. R. I. Cabarrocas, C. Seassal, J. Poortmans, R. Mertens, O. E. Daif, and V. Depauw, “Photonic nanostructures for advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells: Advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells,” Phys. Status Solidi., A Appl. Mater. Sci. 212(1), 140–155 (2015).
[Crossref]

Müller, C.

Muñoz, D.

A. Čampa, A. Valla, K. Brecl, F. Smole, D. Muñoz, and M. Topič, “Multiscale modeling and back contact design of bifacial silicon heterojunction solar cells,” IEEE J. Photovolt. 8(1), 89–95 (2018).

D. Muñoz, P. Carreras, J. Escarré, D. Ibarz, S. M. De Nicolás, C. Voz, J. M. Asensi, and J. Bertomeu, “Optimization of KOH etching process to obtain textured substrates suitable for heterojunction solar cells fabricated by HWCVD,” Thin Solid Films 517(12), 3578–3580 (2009).
[Crossref]

Niesen, B.

Orobtchouk, R.

C. Trompoukis, I. Abdo, R. Cariou, I. Cosme, W. Chen, O. Deparis, A. Dmitriev, E. Drouard, M. Foldyna, E. G. Caurel, I. Gordon, B. Heidari, A. Herman, L. Lalouat, K.-D. Lee, J. Liu, K. Lodewijks, F. Mandorlo, I. Massiot, A. Mayer, V. Mijkovic, J. Muller, R. Orobtchouk, G. Poulain, P. P. Homme, P. R. I. Cabarrocas, C. Seassal, J. Poortmans, R. Mertens, O. E. Daif, and V. Depauw, “Photonic nanostructures for advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells: Advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells,” Phys. Status Solidi., A Appl. Mater. Sci. 212(1), 140–155 (2015).
[Crossref]

Paetzold, U. W.

Peters, M.

Pommet, D. A.

Poortmans, J.

C. Trompoukis, I. Abdo, R. Cariou, I. Cosme, W. Chen, O. Deparis, A. Dmitriev, E. Drouard, M. Foldyna, E. G. Caurel, I. Gordon, B. Heidari, A. Herman, L. Lalouat, K.-D. Lee, J. Liu, K. Lodewijks, F. Mandorlo, I. Massiot, A. Mayer, V. Mijkovic, J. Muller, R. Orobtchouk, G. Poulain, P. P. Homme, P. R. I. Cabarrocas, C. Seassal, J. Poortmans, R. Mertens, O. E. Daif, and V. Depauw, “Photonic nanostructures for advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells: Advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells,” Phys. Status Solidi., A Appl. Mater. Sci. 212(1), 140–155 (2015).
[Crossref]

C. Trompoukis, O. El Daif, P. Pratim Sharma, H. Sivaramakrishnan Radhakrishnan, M. Debucquoy, V. Depauw, K. Van Nieuwenhuysen, I. Gordon, R. Mertens, and J. Poortmans, “Passivation of photonic nanostructures for crystalline silicon solar cells,” Prog. Photovolt. Res. Appl. 23(6), 734–742 (2015).
[Crossref]

Poulain, G.

C. Trompoukis, I. Abdo, R. Cariou, I. Cosme, W. Chen, O. Deparis, A. Dmitriev, E. Drouard, M. Foldyna, E. G. Caurel, I. Gordon, B. Heidari, A. Herman, L. Lalouat, K.-D. Lee, J. Liu, K. Lodewijks, F. Mandorlo, I. Massiot, A. Mayer, V. Mijkovic, J. Muller, R. Orobtchouk, G. Poulain, P. P. Homme, P. R. I. Cabarrocas, C. Seassal, J. Poortmans, R. Mertens, O. E. Daif, and V. Depauw, “Photonic nanostructures for advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells: Advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells,” Phys. Status Solidi., A Appl. Mater. Sci. 212(1), 140–155 (2015).
[Crossref]

Pratim Sharma, P.

C. Trompoukis, O. El Daif, P. Pratim Sharma, H. Sivaramakrishnan Radhakrishnan, M. Debucquoy, V. Depauw, K. Van Nieuwenhuysen, I. Gordon, R. Mertens, and J. Poortmans, “Passivation of photonic nanostructures for crystalline silicon solar cells,” Prog. Photovolt. Res. Appl. 23(6), 734–742 (2015).
[Crossref]

Repo, P.

Rezaei, N.

Richards, B. S.

Ruhstaller, B.

Santbergen, R.

R. Santbergen, T. Meguro, T. Suezaki, G. Koizumi, K. Yamamoto, and M. Zeman, “GenPro4 Optical Model for Solar Cell Simulation and Its Application to Multijunction Solar Cells,” IEEE J. Photovolt. 7(3), 919–926 (2017).
[Crossref]

Sarrazin, M.

Savin, H.

Schmager, R.

Seassal, C.

C. Trompoukis, I. Abdo, R. Cariou, I. Cosme, W. Chen, O. Deparis, A. Dmitriev, E. Drouard, M. Foldyna, E. G. Caurel, I. Gordon, B. Heidari, A. Herman, L. Lalouat, K.-D. Lee, J. Liu, K. Lodewijks, F. Mandorlo, I. Massiot, A. Mayer, V. Mijkovic, J. Muller, R. Orobtchouk, G. Poulain, P. P. Homme, P. R. I. Cabarrocas, C. Seassal, J. Poortmans, R. Mertens, O. E. Daif, and V. Depauw, “Photonic nanostructures for advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells: Advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells,” Phys. Status Solidi., A Appl. Mater. Sci. 212(1), 140–155 (2015).
[Crossref]

Sever, M.

Shokeen, P.

P. Shokeen, A. Jain, and A. Kapoor, “Silicon nanospheres for directional scattering in thin-film solar cells,” J. Nanophotonics 10(3), 036013 (2016).
[Crossref]

Sivaramakrishnan Radhakrishnan, H.

C. Trompoukis, O. El Daif, P. Pratim Sharma, H. Sivaramakrishnan Radhakrishnan, M. Debucquoy, V. Depauw, K. Van Nieuwenhuysen, I. Gordon, R. Mertens, and J. Poortmans, “Passivation of photonic nanostructures for crystalline silicon solar cells,” Prog. Photovolt. Res. Appl. 23(6), 734–742 (2015).
[Crossref]

Smole, F.

A. Čampa, A. Valla, K. Brecl, F. Smole, D. Muñoz, and M. Topič, “Multiscale modeling and back contact design of bifacial silicon heterojunction solar cells,” IEEE J. Photovolt. 8(1), 89–95 (2018).

Stepanova, L.

Suezaki, T.

R. Santbergen, T. Meguro, T. Suezaki, G. Koizumi, K. Yamamoto, and M. Zeman, “GenPro4 Optical Model for Solar Cell Simulation and Its Application to Multijunction Solar Cells,” IEEE J. Photovolt. 7(3), 919–926 (2017).
[Crossref]

Sun, C.

C. Wang, S. Yu, W. Chen, and C. Sun, “Highly efficient light-trapping structure design inspired by natural evolution,” Sci. Rep. 3(1), 1025 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Svavarsson, H. G.

Teerlinck, I.

M. Meuris, S. Arnauts, I. Cornelissen, K. Kenis, M. Lux, S. Degendt, P. Mertens, I. Teerlinck, R. Vos, L. Loewenstein, M. M. Heyns, and K. Wolke, “Implementation of the IMEC-Clean in advanced CMOS manufacturing,” in 1999 IEEE International Symposium on Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference Proceedings (Cat No.99CH36314) (IEEE, 1999), pp. 157–160.
[Crossref]

Topic, M.

A. Čampa, A. Valla, K. Brecl, F. Smole, D. Muñoz, and M. Topič, “Multiscale modeling and back contact design of bifacial silicon heterojunction solar cells,” IEEE J. Photovolt. 8(1), 89–95 (2018).

Z. Lokar, B. Lipovsek, M. Topic, and J. Krc, “Performance analysis of rigorous coupled-wave analysis and its integration in a coupled modeling approach for optical simulation of complete heterojunction silicon solar cells,” Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 9, 2315–2329 (2018).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

B. Lipovsek, J. Krc, and M. Topic, “Microtextured light-management foils and their optimization for planar organic and perovskite solar cells,” IEEE J. Photovolt. 8(3), 783–792 (2018).

B. Lipovšek, A. Čampa, F. Guo, C. J. Brabec, K. Forberich, J. Krč, and M. Topič, “Detailed optical modelling and light-management of thin-film organic solar cells with consideration of small-area effects,” Opt. Express 25(4), A176–A190 (2017).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Sever, J. Krč, A. Čampa, and M. Topič, “Rigorous modelling of light scattering in solar cells based on finite element method and Huygens’ expansion,” Opt. Express 23(24), A1549–A1563 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

B. Lipovsek, J. Krc, and M. Topic, “Optimization of Microtextured Light-Management Films for Enhanced Light Trapping in Organic Solar Cells Under Perpendicular and Oblique Illumination Conditions,” IEEE J. Photovolt. 4(2), 639–646 (2014).
[Crossref]

B. Lipovšek, J. Krč, and M. Topič, “Optical model for thin-film photovoltaic devices with large surface textures at the front side,” Inf. Midem 41(4), 264–271 (2011).

Trompoukis, C.

C. Trompoukis, O. El Daif, P. Pratim Sharma, H. Sivaramakrishnan Radhakrishnan, M. Debucquoy, V. Depauw, K. Van Nieuwenhuysen, I. Gordon, R. Mertens, and J. Poortmans, “Passivation of photonic nanostructures for crystalline silicon solar cells,” Prog. Photovolt. Res. Appl. 23(6), 734–742 (2015).
[Crossref]

C. Trompoukis, I. Abdo, R. Cariou, I. Cosme, W. Chen, O. Deparis, A. Dmitriev, E. Drouard, M. Foldyna, E. G. Caurel, I. Gordon, B. Heidari, A. Herman, L. Lalouat, K.-D. Lee, J. Liu, K. Lodewijks, F. Mandorlo, I. Massiot, A. Mayer, V. Mijkovic, J. Muller, R. Orobtchouk, G. Poulain, P. P. Homme, P. R. I. Cabarrocas, C. Seassal, J. Poortmans, R. Mertens, O. E. Daif, and V. Depauw, “Photonic nanostructures for advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells: Advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells,” Phys. Status Solidi., A Appl. Mater. Sci. 212(1), 140–155 (2015).
[Crossref]

Tucher, N.

Valla, A.

A. Čampa, A. Valla, K. Brecl, F. Smole, D. Muñoz, and M. Topič, “Multiscale modeling and back contact design of bifacial silicon heterojunction solar cells,” IEEE J. Photovolt. 8(1), 89–95 (2018).

Van Nieuwenhuysen, K.

C. Trompoukis, O. El Daif, P. Pratim Sharma, H. Sivaramakrishnan Radhakrishnan, M. Debucquoy, V. Depauw, K. Van Nieuwenhuysen, I. Gordon, R. Mertens, and J. Poortmans, “Passivation of photonic nanostructures for crystalline silicon solar cells,” Prog. Photovolt. Res. Appl. 23(6), 734–742 (2015).
[Crossref]

Vismara, R.

Vos, R.

M. Meuris, S. Arnauts, I. Cornelissen, K. Kenis, M. Lux, S. Degendt, P. Mertens, I. Teerlinck, R. Vos, L. Loewenstein, M. M. Heyns, and K. Wolke, “Implementation of the IMEC-Clean in advanced CMOS manufacturing,” in 1999 IEEE International Symposium on Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference Proceedings (Cat No.99CH36314) (IEEE, 1999), pp. 157–160.
[Crossref]

Voz, C.

D. Muñoz, P. Carreras, J. Escarré, D. Ibarz, S. M. De Nicolás, C. Voz, J. M. Asensi, and J. Bertomeu, “Optimization of KOH etching process to obtain textured substrates suitable for heterojunction solar cells fabricated by HWCVD,” Thin Solid Films 517(12), 3578–3580 (2009).
[Crossref]

Wang, C.

C. Wang, S. Yu, W. Chen, and C. Sun, “Highly efficient light-trapping structure design inspired by natural evolution,” Sci. Rep. 3(1), 1025 (2013).
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Werner, J.

Wienk, M. M.

S. Esiner, T. Bus, M. M. Wienk, K. Hermans, and R. A. J. Janssen, “Quantification and Validation of the Efficiency Enhancement Reached by Application of a Retroreflective Light Trapping Texture on a Polymer Solar Cell,” Adv. Energy Mater. 3(8), 1013–1017 (2013).
[Crossref]

Wolke, K.

M. Meuris, S. Arnauts, I. Cornelissen, K. Kenis, M. Lux, S. Degendt, P. Mertens, I. Teerlinck, R. Vos, L. Loewenstein, M. M. Heyns, and K. Wolke, “Implementation of the IMEC-Clean in advanced CMOS manufacturing,” in 1999 IEEE International Symposium on Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference Proceedings (Cat No.99CH36314) (IEEE, 1999), pp. 157–160.
[Crossref]

Yamamoto, K.

R. Santbergen, T. Meguro, T. Suezaki, G. Koizumi, K. Yamamoto, and M. Zeman, “GenPro4 Optical Model for Solar Cell Simulation and Its Application to Multijunction Solar Cells,” IEEE J. Photovolt. 7(3), 919–926 (2017).
[Crossref]

Yu, S.

C. Wang, S. Yu, W. Chen, and C. Sun, “Highly efficient light-trapping structure design inspired by natural evolution,” Sci. Rep. 3(1), 1025 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Zeman, M.

R. Santbergen, T. Meguro, T. Suezaki, G. Koizumi, K. Yamamoto, and M. Zeman, “GenPro4 Optical Model for Solar Cell Simulation and Its Application to Multijunction Solar Cells,” IEEE J. Photovolt. 7(3), 919–926 (2017).
[Crossref]

O. Isabella, R. Vismara, A. Ingenito, N. Rezaei, and M. Zeman, “Decoupled front/back dielectric textures for flat ultra-thin c-Si solar cells,” Opt. Express 24(6), A708–A719 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Adv. Energy Mater. (1)

S. Esiner, T. Bus, M. M. Wienk, K. Hermans, and R. A. J. Janssen, “Quantification and Validation of the Efficiency Enhancement Reached by Application of a Retroreflective Light Trapping Texture on a Polymer Solar Cell,” Adv. Energy Mater. 3(8), 1013–1017 (2013).
[Crossref]

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. (1)

Z. Lokar, B. Lipovsek, M. Topic, and J. Krc, “Performance analysis of rigorous coupled-wave analysis and its integration in a coupled modeling approach for optical simulation of complete heterojunction silicon solar cells,” Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 9, 2315–2329 (2018).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

IEEE J. Photovolt. (4)

R. Santbergen, T. Meguro, T. Suezaki, G. Koizumi, K. Yamamoto, and M. Zeman, “GenPro4 Optical Model for Solar Cell Simulation and Its Application to Multijunction Solar Cells,” IEEE J. Photovolt. 7(3), 919–926 (2017).
[Crossref]

B. Lipovsek, J. Krc, and M. Topic, “Optimization of Microtextured Light-Management Films for Enhanced Light Trapping in Organic Solar Cells Under Perpendicular and Oblique Illumination Conditions,” IEEE J. Photovolt. 4(2), 639–646 (2014).
[Crossref]

A. Čampa, A. Valla, K. Brecl, F. Smole, D. Muñoz, and M. Topič, “Multiscale modeling and back contact design of bifacial silicon heterojunction solar cells,” IEEE J. Photovolt. 8(1), 89–95 (2018).

B. Lipovsek, J. Krc, and M. Topic, “Microtextured light-management foils and their optimization for planar organic and perovskite solar cells,” IEEE J. Photovolt. 8(3), 783–792 (2018).

Inf. Midem (1)

B. Lipovšek, J. Krč, and M. Topič, “Optical model for thin-film photovoltaic devices with large surface textures at the front side,” Inf. Midem 41(4), 264–271 (2011).

J. Nanophotonics (1)

P. Shokeen, A. Jain, and A. Kapoor, “Silicon nanospheres for directional scattering in thin-film solar cells,” J. Nanophotonics 10(3), 036013 (2016).
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Opt. Express (11)

T. Khaleque, H. G. Svavarsson, and R. Magnusson, “Fabrication of resonant patterns using thermal nano-imprint lithography for thin-film photovoltaic applications,” Opt. Express 21, A631–A641 (2013).
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S. Altazin, L. Stepanova, J. Werner, B. Niesen, C. Ballif, and B. Ruhstaller, “Design of perovskite/crystalline-silicon monolithic tandem solar cells,” Opt. Express 26(10), A579–A590 (2018).
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N. Tucher, J. Eisenlohr, P. Kiefel, O. Höhn, H. Hauser, M. Peters, C. Müller, J. C. Goldschmidt, and B. Bläsi, “3D optical simulation formalism OPTOS for textured silicon solar cells,” Opt. Express 23(24), A1720–A1734 (2015).
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R. Schmager, M. Langenhorst, J. Lehr, U. Lemmer, B. S. Richards, and U. W. Paetzold, “Methodology of energy yield modelling of perovskite-based multi-junction photovoltaics,” Opt. Express 27(8), A507–A523 (2019).
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N. Tucher, O. Höhn, J. C. Goldschmidt, and B. Bläsi, “Optical modeling of structured silicon-based tandem solar cells and module stacks,” Opt. Express 26(18), A761–A768 (2018).
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A. J. Bett, J. Eisenlohr, O. Höhn, P. Repo, H. Savin, B. Bläsi, and J. C. Goldschmidt, “Wave optical simulation of the light trapping properties of black silicon surface textures,” Opt. Express 24(6), A434–A445 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Muller, A. Herman, A. Mayer, and O. Deparis, “A fair comparison between ultrathin crystalline-silicon solar cells with either periodic or correlated disorder inverted pyramid textures,” Opt. Express 23(11), A657–A670 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

O. Isabella, R. Vismara, A. Ingenito, N. Rezaei, and M. Zeman, “Decoupled front/back dielectric textures for flat ultra-thin c-Si solar cells,” Opt. Express 24(6), A708–A719 (2016).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Sever, J. Krč, A. Čampa, and M. Topič, “Rigorous modelling of light scattering in solar cells based on finite element method and Huygens’ expansion,” Opt. Express 23(24), A1549–A1563 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

B. Lipovšek, A. Čampa, F. Guo, C. J. Brabec, K. Forberich, J. Krč, and M. Topič, “Detailed optical modelling and light-management of thin-film organic solar cells with consideration of small-area effects,” Opt. Express 25(4), A176–A190 (2017).
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M. Sarrazin, A. Herman, and O. Deparis, “First-principle calculation of solar cell efficiency under incoherent illumination,” Opt. Express 21, A616–A630 (2013).
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C. Trompoukis, I. Abdo, R. Cariou, I. Cosme, W. Chen, O. Deparis, A. Dmitriev, E. Drouard, M. Foldyna, E. G. Caurel, I. Gordon, B. Heidari, A. Herman, L. Lalouat, K.-D. Lee, J. Liu, K. Lodewijks, F. Mandorlo, I. Massiot, A. Mayer, V. Mijkovic, J. Muller, R. Orobtchouk, G. Poulain, P. P. Homme, P. R. I. Cabarrocas, C. Seassal, J. Poortmans, R. Mertens, O. E. Daif, and V. Depauw, “Photonic nanostructures for advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells: Advanced light trapping in thin crystalline silicon solar cells,” Phys. Status Solidi., A Appl. Mater. Sci. 212(1), 140–155 (2015).
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C. Trompoukis, O. El Daif, P. Pratim Sharma, H. Sivaramakrishnan Radhakrishnan, M. Debucquoy, V. Depauw, K. Van Nieuwenhuysen, I. Gordon, R. Mertens, and J. Poortmans, “Passivation of photonic nanostructures for crystalline silicon solar cells,” Prog. Photovolt. Res. Appl. 23(6), 734–742 (2015).
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Thin Solid Films (1)

D. Muñoz, P. Carreras, J. Escarré, D. Ibarz, S. M. De Nicolás, C. Voz, J. M. Asensi, and J. Bertomeu, “Optimization of KOH etching process to obtain textured substrates suitable for heterojunction solar cells fabricated by HWCVD,” Thin Solid Films 517(12), 3578–3580 (2009).
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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Coupling of RCWA, RT and TMM into CMA enables simulations of complex optical structures of state-of-the-art high-efficiency solar cells.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 SEM image of the inverted pyramidal nano texture and random pyramidal micro texture: a) top surface of the nano/flat sample showing periodic inverted pyramidal nano texture with approximately 88% pyramid fraction. For the particular sample imaged, P1 = 880 nm, P2 = 920 nm, W1 = 40 nm, W2 = 70 nm. b) top surface of the micro/nano sample showing random pyramidal micro texture with correlation length of 1.3 μm and median height of 2.8 μm.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Schematic cross-sectional representation of a bifacial Si HJ solar cell with the optional light management foil applied to the front and rear side. A combination of front nano and rear micro texture (nano/micro) is shown. Layer thicknesses and textures are not presented to scale. Materials and thicknesses of individual layers are listed on the left, and simulation methods required in the CMA simulation of the complete cell are shown on the right.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 Schematics of considered textures and their combinations: (a) c-Si wafer texturing, (b) external light management foil (LMF) featuring a cornercube texture on its outer surface. The texture naming convention is front/rear for both the texture type and LMF, regardless of the incident light direction.
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 Validation of the CMA simulation tool with experimentally measured structures: a) Reflectance of flat/flat and nano/flat; simulations with ray tracing, RCWA and CMA. b) Diffuse reflectance of the nano/flat structure. c) Reflectance and 1-R-T measure of the nano/micro and micro/nano texture combinations; simulations with CMA. d) Reflectance of the heterojunction structure (without encapsulation) with nano/micro and micro/nano texture combinations: simulations with the CMA and RT&TMM. Note that the vertical scale of a) and c) is 0-1, while b) and d) have scale of 0-0.5.
Fig. 6
Fig. 6 Simulation results of the encapsulated bifacial solar cell without LMF: a) absorptance in c-Si for front and rear illumination with α = 0.3, and b) absorptance in individual layers of the micro/nano structure shown for front illumination (JSC results for both illuminations listed).
Fig. 7
Fig. 7 CMA simulation results of the encapsulated solar cells illumination from both sides (α = 0.3) and with varying LMF position and silicon textures (see Fig. 4 for structures and naming explanation).

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J SC = q hc 300 nm 1200 nm A( λ )S( λ )λdλ

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