Crystalline silicon solar cell technology- A Review

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Guest Editors
Dr. Jeyakumar Ramanujam
Physics of Energy Harvesting Division
CSIR-National Physical Laboratory (CSIR-NPL)
Dr. K. S. Krishnan Road, Pusa Campus
New Delhi 110 012 India
Affiliate Faculty in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Texas A&M University-Kingsville, TX 78363, United States

Manuscript Topics
AIMS Energy Journal special issue: Crystalline silicon solar cell technology- A Review Crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cells dominate nearly 90% of the total photovoltaic market and widely used technology today. The efficiency of the cell is affected by electrical, optical and recombination losses. The latter occurs at the surface, bulk, and at the interface between metal/semiconductor contacts. An effective surface/defect passivation, contact passivation and anti-reflective coating improve the cell performance. Apart from these there are other factors also which affects cell performance. This issue presents the up-to-date technology review related to c-Si
solar cells on the following topics:

• Passivation mechanism
• Anti-reflection
• Contact metallization
• Electrical losses
• Optical losses
• Recombination
• Factors influencing cell efficiency

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 All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed before their acceptance for publication.
The deadline for manuscript submission is 29 February 2016

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