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Suns-PLI as a powerful tool for spatially resolved fill factor analysis of solar cells

: Michl, B.; Impera, D.; Bivour, M.; Warta, W.; Schubert, M.C.


Progress in Photovoltaics 22 (2014), Nr.5, S.581-586
ISSN: 1062-7995
Fraunhofer ISE ()

We show the benefits of spatially resolved pseudo fill factor analysis on multicrystalline silicon solar cells. Hereby, we present a method based on quasi-steady-state photoluminescence-calibrated photoluminescence images at varying generation rate. We verify the method by a comparison with global and local Suns-V oc measurements and apply Suns-PLI to multicrystalline heterojunction samples with and without conductive top layer, the latter being not accessible by Suns-V oc. Thereby, we obtain detailed insight into the influence of injection-dependent local recombination on fill factor and of losses only due to recombination-driven lateral balancing currents. The conclusions are supported by Spice network simulations.