Theoretical Study of Influence of Some Material Parameters on Solar Cell Efficiency

  • Nabiel M. Naser University of Salahaddin
  • Haidar J. Ismail University of Salahaddin
  • Saman Q. Mawlud University of Salahaddin
Keywords: Energy band, Doping process, Optimum parameter, Photovoltaic module

Abstract

Silicon solar cells are prevailing types in the commercial market due to their stability, robustness and reliability. In this article, we explored the important controllable design parameters affecting the performance of the silicon p-n junction solar cells by using the computer program (Matlab scrip file).  Through the simulation process we also determined the sensitivities of each parameter.  Besides that, some hypothetical materials are also examined to explore the effect of   band gap, doping process and thickness of n-layer.  We have come out the optimum parameters to achieve the best performance of this type of cell. A simple one-diode model is used in order to predict how the performance Silicon solar cell changes its characteristics with doping process. It was found that the optimum doping concentration of the base from (1016- 1019) cm-3and optimal thickness of n-layer is about (10-100) µm for silicon solar cell.

Author Biographies

Nabiel M. Naser, University of Salahaddin

Dept. of Phys, College of Education, University of Salahaddin, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.

Haidar J. Ismail, University of Salahaddin

Dept. of Phys, College of Education, University of Salahaddin, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.

Saman Q. Mawlud, University of Salahaddin

Dept. of Phys, College of Education, University of Salahaddin, Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq.

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Published
2013-09-30
How to Cite
Naser, N., Ismail, H., & Mawlud, S. (2013). Theoretical Study of Influence of Some Material Parameters on Solar Cell Efficiency. Science Journal of University of Zakho, 1(2). Retrieved from https://sjuoz.uoz.edu.krd/index.php/sjuoz/article/view/488
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