Fabrication of anti-reflection structure on protective layer of solar cells by hot-embossing method

Kang Soo Han, Hyunju Lee, Donghwan Kim, Heon Lee

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Abstract

As an effective method of increasing its total conversion efficiency, the protective layer of solar cells was patterned with a nano-sized moth-eye structure. This pattern with its special shape and size serves as an anti-reflective layer. To form a pattern on the PVC film, the hot-embossing method was used. Moreover, a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) film patterned on both sides was also fabricated to improve the performance of anti-reflection functionality. A solar cell with a patterned PVC film as a protective layer exhibited higher quantum efficiency and total conversion efficiency than a solar cell with a bare PVC film as a protective layer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1214-1217
Number of pages4
JournalSolar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
Volume93
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug 1

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Keywords

  • Anti-reflection
  • Hot embossing
  • Moth eye
  • Quantum efficiency
  • Solar cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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Fabrication of anti-reflection structure on protective layer of solar cells by hot-embossing method. / Han, Kang Soo; Lee, Hyunju; Kim, Donghwan; Lee, Heon.

In: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol. 93, No. 8, 01.08.2009, p. 1214-1217.

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