Several attempts in order to prepare a suitable back contact to be used for CdTe/CdS solar cells in thesubstrate configuration have been made. Excluding the use of metallic elements which can diffuse to the junction, wefound a specific configuration as a possible candidate for a stable and not rectifying contact.This configuration consists in the deposition by sputtering of a stack of layers namely 0.5μm of Mo followed by10nm of Cu, 10nm of Ag and 1μm of ZnTe. This type of contact gives the possibility to prepare CdTe/CdS solar cellsin the substrate configuration with an efficiency around 7%. By changing the parameters of preparation of the solarcells, we believe, the efficiency can be increased up to 10% or more.

INVESTIGATION OF A SUITABLE BACK CONTACT FOR CdTe/CdS SOLAR CELLS PREPARED IN THE SUBSTRATE CONFIGURATION

SALAVEI, Andrei;RIMMAUDO, Ivan;Allodi, Valentina;ROMEO, Alessandro
2011

Abstract

Several attempts in order to prepare a suitable back contact to be used for CdTe/CdS solar cells in thesubstrate configuration have been made. Excluding the use of metallic elements which can diffuse to the junction, wefound a specific configuration as a possible candidate for a stable and not rectifying contact.This configuration consists in the deposition by sputtering of a stack of layers namely 0.5μm of Mo followed by10nm of Cu, 10nm of Ag and 1μm of ZnTe. This type of contact gives the possibility to prepare CdTe/CdS solar cellsin the substrate configuration with an efficiency around 7%. By changing the parameters of preparation of the solarcells, we believe, the efficiency can be increased up to 10% or more.
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Back Contact;
CdTe;
Sputtering;
Thin films
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