Rapid and accurate measurement of ideality factor and parasitic resistances of thin film solar cells

Sungeun Park, Soo Min Kim, Se Jin Park, Soohyun Bae, Hyomin Park, Jung gyu Nam, Dongho Lee, Jung Yup Yang, Dong Seop Kim, Chanbin Mo, Young Su Kim, Jihyun Kim, Hae Seok Lee, Yoonmook Kang

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Abstract

The sunshade method for the measurement of the ideality factor and resistances of solar cells is commonly used in silicon solar cells. However, the method is rarely employed for thin-film solar cells. In this paper, the sunshade method is applied to CIGS solar cells, and it is shown that the three major assumptions of the method remain valid for CIGS solar cells. The extracted parameters are compared to those calculated using other common methods, and the ideality factors and Rs values are quickly determined and found to be nearly the same as those extracted through illuminated I–V fitting and dark I–V fitting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)Q105-Q108
JournalECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) and the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE) of the Republic of Korea (No.

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) and the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy (MOTIE) of the Republic of Korea (No. 20163010012570 and 20153030012110) in addition to the framework of the Research and Development Program of the Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) (B7-2421).

Funding Information:
20163010012570 and 20153030012110) in addition to the framework of the Research and Development Program of the Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER) (B7-2421).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 The Electrochemical Society.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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