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Input parameters for the simulation of silicon solar cells in 2014

: Fell, A.; McIntosh, K.R.; Altermatt, P.P.; Janssen, G.J.M.; Stangl, R.; Ho-Baillie, A.; Steinkemper, H.; Greulich, J.; Müller, M.; Min, B.; Fong, K.C.; Hermle, M.; Romijn, I.G.; Abbott, M.D.


IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics 5 (2015), No.4, pp.1250-1263
ISSN: 2156-3381
Journal Article
Fraunhofer ISE ()
Solarzellen - Entwicklung und Charakterisierung; Silicium-Photovoltaik; Charakterisierung von Prozess- und Silicium-Materialien; Herstellung und Analyse von hocheffizienten Solarzellen; Messtechnik und Produktionskontrolle; photovoltaics; device simulation; solar cells; cell simulation

Within the silicon photovoltaics (PV) community, there are many approaches, tools, and input parameters for simulating solar cells, making it difficult for newcomers to establish a complete and representative starting point and imposing high requirements on experts to tediously state all assumptions and inputs for replication. In this review, we address these problems by providing complete and representative input parameter sets to simulate six major types of crystalline silicon solar cells. Where possible, the inputs are justified and up-to-date for the respective cell types, and they produce representative measurable cell characteristics. Details of the modeling approaches that can replicate the simulations are presented as well. The input parameters listed here provide a sensible and consistent reference point for researchers on which to base their refinements and extensions.