Crystalline silicon solar cell characterisation

Modelling the behaviour of the various materials and technologies is increasingly important to optimize the performance of the cells, modules and systems.

Within this topic two issues are especially addressed:

  • modelling of various more complex designs such as tandems cells and multi-junction cells
  • harmonisation of the interfaces between the different modelling steps

Three Research Infrastructures deal with this issue:

Partner

Research Infrastructures

Main characteristics

ECN

Modeling software for Si

Benchmarking numerical device simulations of crystalline silicon solar cells

ENEA

ENEA Grid

Performance prediction of molecules, materials and devices

J├╝lich

High Performance Computing resources (JUROPA)

Supercomputing facility for optical and electrical modelling and simulations of silicon & CIGS thin film solar cells . Technical specifications available here.

Tecnalia

Modelling of PV and BIPV modules

Optical, thermal and mechanical properties