Antireflection Coating Design for Series Interconnected Multi-Junction Solar Cells

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AR coating design for multi-junction solar cells can be more challenging than in the single junction case. Reasons for this are discussed. Analytical expressions used to optimize AR coatings for single junction solar cells are extended for use in monolithic, series interconnected multi-junction solar cell AR coating design. The result is an analytical expression which relates the solar cell performance (through J{sub SC}) directly to the AR coating design through the device reflectance. It is also illustrated how AR coating design can be used to provide an additional degree of freedom for current matching multi-junction devices.

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AIKEN,DANIEL J. November 29, 1999.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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AR coating design for multi-junction solar cells can be more challenging than in the single junction case. Reasons for this are discussed. Analytical expressions used to optimize AR coatings for single junction solar cells are extended for use in monolithic, series interconnected multi-junction solar cell AR coating design. The result is an analytical expression which relates the solar cell performance (through J{sub SC}) directly to the AR coating design through the device reflectance. It is also illustrated how AR coating design can be used to provide an additional degree of freedom for current matching multi-junction devices.

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  • Journal Name: Progress in Photovoltaics; Other Information: Submitted to Progress in Photovoltaics

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  • Report No.: SAND99-3042J
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 14962
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AIKEN,DANIEL J. Antireflection Coating Design for Series Interconnected Multi-Junction Solar Cells, article, November 29, 1999; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc618336/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.