Numerical Simulation of a Textured and Untextured Photovoltaic Solar Cell: Comparative study

  • Karim Salim Materials Development and Characterization Laboratory, Department of Electronics, Djillali Liabes University, BP89, Sidi Bel Abbés 22000, Algeria
  • M.N Amroun Materials Development and Characterization Laboratory, Department of Electronics, Djillali Liabes University, BP89, Sidi Bel Abbés 22000, Algeria
  • K Sahraoui Materials Development and Characterization Laboratory, Department of Electronics, Djillali Liabes University, BP89, Sidi Bel Abbés 22000, Algeria
  • W Azzoui Materials Development and Characterization Laboratory, Department of Electronics, Djillali Liabes University, BP89, Sidi Bel Abbés 22000, Algeria
Keywords: Textured silicon, Modelization, Simulation Solar cell Photovoltaic

Abstract

Increasing the efficiency of solar cells relies on the surface of the solar cell. In this work, we simulated a textured silicon solar cell. This simulation allowed us to predict the values of the surface parameters such as the angle and depth between the pyramids for an optimal photovoltaic conversion where we found the Icc: 1.783 (A) and Vco: 0.551 (V) with a cell efficiency of about 13.56%. On the other hand, we performed another simulation of a non-textured solar cell to compare our values and found Icc: 1.623 (A) and Vco: 0.556 (V) with an efficiency of about 12.76%.

Published
2021-06-15
How to Cite
SalimK., AmrounM., SahraouiK., & AzzouiW. (2021). Numerical Simulation of a Textured and Untextured Photovoltaic Solar Cell: Comparative study. Algerian Journal of Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development, 3(01), 104-114. Retrieved from https://ajresd.univ-adrar.edu.dz/index.php?journal=AJRESD&page=article&op=view&path[]=118
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