Photovoltaics (PV) is a sustainable and clean source of energy. The sun provides more than enough energy to make PV a major electricity source. To make PV fully competitive with conventional energy sources, a reduction of the cost per watt is required. This can be achieved by increasing the conversion efficiency of the modules or by decreasing manufacturing cost. Thin-film solar cells, which have substantially thinner absorber layers than conventional wafer-based solar cells, offer the potential for lower manufacturing costs. Marie-Claire van Lare presents new insights into light trapping in thin-film hydrogenated amorphous Si (a-Si:H) and Cu(In, Ga) Se2 (CIGSe) solar cells.
M. van Lare, Light Trapping in Thin-film Solar Cells using Dielectric and Metallic Nanostructures.
Prof. A. Polman
Prof. R.E.I. Schropp (UU)
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