Angle dependence of transparent photovoltaics in conventional and optically inverted configurations

Margaret Young, Christopher J. Traverse, Richa Pandey, Miles C. Barr, Richard R. Lunt

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    Abstract

    Integration of transparent photovoltaics into the building envelope creates unique opportunities to reduce the levelized electricity cost of solar power. However, this integration warrants consideration of the angular dependence of these devices as illumination around the building envelope is rarely at normal incidence. Here we correctly update transfer-matrix and equations to accurately model the quantum efficiency and optical properties under oblique illumination. We use this model to demonstrate the various angular performance characteristics possible for proof-of-concept optimizations of transparent planar- heterojunction solar cells and discuss considerations needed to fully account for optical, electrical, and positional configurations in this optimization.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number133304
    JournalApplied Physics Letters
    Volume103
    Issue number13
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Sep 23 2013

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    envelopes
    illumination
    optimization
    configurations
    electricity
    heterojunctions
    quantum efficiency
    incidence
    solar cells
    costs
    optical properties

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    Angle dependence of transparent photovoltaics in conventional and optically inverted configurations. / Young, Margaret; Traverse, Christopher J.; Pandey, Richa; Barr, Miles C.; Lunt, Richard R.

    In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 103, No. 13, 133304, 23.09.2013.

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    Young, Margaret; Traverse, Christopher J.; Pandey, Richa; Barr, Miles C.; Lunt, Richard R. / Angle dependence of transparent photovoltaics in conventional and optically inverted configurations.

    In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 103, No. 13, 133304, 23.09.2013.

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