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American Journal of Energy Research. 2023, 11(1), 27-30
DOI: 10.12691/ajer-11-1-3
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Simulations of Antireflecting Coating on a Monocrystalline Silicon Solar Cell: Influence of Optical Parameters on a Double Layers

Alassane Diaw1, , Oumar A. Niasse1, Nacire Mbengue1 and Bassirou Ba1

1Department of Physics, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, Senegal

Pub. Date: February 15, 2023

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Alassane Diaw, Oumar A. Niasse, Nacire Mbengue and Bassirou Ba. Simulations of Antireflecting Coating on a Monocrystalline Silicon Solar Cell: Influence of Optical Parameters on a Double Layers. American Journal of Energy Research. 2023; 11(1):27-30. doi: 10.12691/ajer-11-1-3


The decrease in the reflection of light on the lens is due to the porosity of the surface on a very thin thickness due to the refractive index became lower at 30 %. It is well known that the deposition of one or more layers of certain materials on the front face of the photovoltaic cells and optoelectronic devices such as lasers, diodes, reduces the reflection of the incident light, which improves the performance of the cells. Solar energy, whose efficiency varies around 60 %. In this study, the influence of the thickness of an antireflection layer, in this case SiO2, TiO2, MgF2, Si3N4, ZrO2 on the spectral response of the solar cell to silicon which passes up to about 90 % for a layer of MgF2/TiO2/Si whose refractive index values are respectively n = 1.3767 and n = 2.5742 quite far apart.

solar cell antireflection coating spectral response thickness refractive index

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