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Title: High efficiency nanoparticle solution-processed Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)2 solar cells
Authors: Eeles, Alexander
Arnou, Panagiota
Bowers, Jake W.
Walls, Michael
Whitelegg, Stephen
Kirkham, Paul
Allen, Cary
Stubbs, Stuart
Liu, Zugang
Masala, Ombretta
Newman, Christopher
Pickett, Nigel
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Citation: EELES. A. ...et al., 2017. High efficiency nanoparticle solution-processed Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)2 solar cells. IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, In Press.
Abstract: Thin film Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)2-based (generally referred to as CIGS) solar cells represent a promising alternative to conventional crystalline silicon solar cells due to their high efficiencies, reduced cost and better material utilisation. In recent years it has been demonstrated that it is possible to form thin films by annealing nanoparticulate material such that the nanoparticles coalesce to form large grained thin films. In this paper, we present a 13.8 % efficient CIGS solar cell derived from printed nanoparticle inks. The approach was successfully extended to fabricate monolithic devices on larger substrates. These results demonstrate that low-cost, non-vacuum printing of CIGS nanoparticles has great potential to achieve high efficiencies and reduce the performance gap with the more traditional vacuum co-evaporation and sputtering techniques.
Description: This is an Open Access Article. It is published by IEEE under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Sponsor: The Nanoco Technologies authors are grateful for financial support from Innovate UK through an Energy Catalyst grant (no. 102235). The Loughborough University authors are grateful for associated funding by EPSRC through grant EP/N508457/1.
Version: Published version
DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2017.2762581
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/27060
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1109/JPHOTOV.2017.2762581
ISSN: 2156-3381
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