A review of the challenges facing kesterite based thin film solar cells

Phillip J Dale, Katja Hoenes, Jonathan Scragg, Susanne Siebentritt

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Abstract

The best literature reported kesterite sulfide Cu2ZnSnS 4 and selenide Cu2ZnSnSe4 thin film solar cell device performance and photocurrent spectra have been compared with their analogous chalcopyrite CuInS2 and CuInSe2 devices. Reasons for the kesterites worse performance have been analyzed in terms of (i) phase composition and morphology (ii) opto-electronic properties and (iii) layer interfaces. A new electrodepositon and annealing process is presented for producing Cu2ZnSnS4 absorber layers that gave a highest power conversion efficiency of over 3.2 %. Furthermore photoluminescence spectra of Cu2ZnSnS4 single crystals showing defect related is presented for the first time.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2009
PublisherIEEE
Pages002080-002085
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781424429493
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Feb 2010
Event2009 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2009, June 7, 2009 - June 12, 2009 - Philadelphia, PA, USA United States
Duration: 17 Feb 2010 → …

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

Conference

Conference2009 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2009, June 7, 2009 - June 12, 2009
CountryUSA United States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period17/02/10 → …

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    Dale, P. J., Hoenes, K., Scragg, J., & Siebentritt, S. (2010). A review of the challenges facing kesterite based thin film solar cells. In 2009 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2009 (pp. 002080-002085). [5411441] (Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2009.5411441