Simultaneous optimization and simulation of a-Si1-xC x layers on n-type silicon solar cells

M. A. Vesaghi, K. Asadi

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We have applied Rosenbrock's optimization algorithm to obtain the optimized efficiency of a solar cell and its structural parameters. To obtain these parameters, we have developed a computer program for simultaneous optimization and simulation of the solar cell. We have used experimental data on the electrical and optical properties of a-Si1-xCx layers, put them into the written code and obtained the optimized parameters of this solar cell. The maximum efficiency is 6.32% which is close to one experimental result.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)467-476
Number of pages10
JournalSolar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2005


  • Optimization
  • Silicon-carbon alloy
  • Simulation
  • Solar cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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