Analysis of electrical property parameters of CdS/CdTe solar cells fabricated by close space-sublimation

Shou Ren Zhao, Zhi Peng Huang, Lei Sun, Peng Chao Sun, Chuan Jun Zhang, Yun Hua Wu, Hong Cao, Shan Li Wang, Jun Hao Chu

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CdS/CdTe Thin film solar cells are grown in a homemade close-space sublimation system where the cell fabrication of p-n junction is carried out in a continuous, in-line process. The best efficiency achieved is about 11% (AM1.5). Another cell is prepared with the same procedure except for the n-CdS layer coated by sputtering (SP), achieving an efficiency of about 10% (AM1.5). Current density-voltage and external quantum efficiency measurements are analyzed and the solar cell performances are characterized. By the comparison between the practical fitted data and theoretical calculations, the method of improving CdS/CdTe solar cell efficiency, i.e., increasing the open-circuit voltage (Voc), short circuit current (Jsc), and fill factor (FF), is proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number188801
JournalWuli Xuebao/Acta Physica Sinica
Issue number18
StatePublished - Sep 20 2013
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


  • Cdte solar cell
  • Current density-voltage curve
  • Electrical property
  • External quantum efficiency curve


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