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.

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. 2013 ; Vol. 103, No. 13.
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