Effect of laser surface treatment on solar cell efficiency

Rajab, Fatema H, Al Shaer, Ahmad Wael orcid iconORCID: 0000-0002-5031-8493 and Sahib, Tayf T A (2021) Effect of laser surface treatment on solar cell efficiency. In: Laser Micro- and Nano-Scale Processing- Fundamentals and applications. Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/978-0-7503-1683-5ch9


Laser surface treatment is one of the efficient techniques for the generation of a range of micro/nano structures on different material surfaces. This chapter discusses laser modification of solar cell materials surface topographies and the mechanism behind micro- and nano- surface patterning and the laser-material interaction. Among the available renewable energy candidates, solar energy is much less site-dependant and it has been considered as an ideal energy source for a large number of applications. The solar cells, their types, manufacturing techniques and their applications are reviewed. Compared to conventional solar cell modification techniques, laser processing is rapid, and it can provide a considerable increase in the solar cell efficiency. The use of laser surface treatment over other techniques is critically evaluated in this chapter.

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