Bifacial PERC Solar Cell Designs: Bulk and Rear Properties and Illumination Condition

Takaya Sugiura, Satoru Matsumoto, Nobuhiko Nakano

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We report on the evaluation of cell performances of the bifacial passivated emitter and rear cell (PERC) structures for both p- and n-type Cz-Si. We compared four conditions: Front-side illumination, with and without the rear metal contact, rear-side illumination, and double-side illumination. Furthermore, the effects of the rear contact area and the rear passivation surface recombination velocity (SRV) were evaluated. The numerical simulations were based on the experimental results of the p-type bifacial PERC performance, and we attempted to determine optimized cell designs for each condition. The results showed that the rear passivation SRV determined the bulk condition: An n-type bulk resistivity of 1 $\Omega$-cm and p-type bulk resistivity with BO-cluster deactivation of 0.5 $\Omega$-cm were suitable for a smaller and larger SRV, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Article number9169660
Pages (from-to)1538-1544
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Journal of Photovoltaics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Nov


  • Device simulation
  • perc
  • perc+
  • solar cell
  • technology computer-aided-design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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