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2019

Journal Articles

Unsupervised algorithm for disaggregating low-sampling-rate electricity consumption of households

J. Holweger; M. Dorokhova; L. Bloch; C. Ballif; N. Wyrsch 

Sustainable Energy, Grids and Networks. 2019-08-09. Vol. 19, p. 100244. DOI : 10.1016/j.segan.2019.100244.

Annealing of Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells: Interplay of Solar Cell and Indium Tin Oxide Properties

J. Haschke; R. Lemerle; B. Aissa; A. A. Abdallah; M. M. Kivambe et al. 

IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics. 2019-07-24. Vol. [Early Access], p. 1-6. DOI : 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2019.2924389.

Record-Efficiency n-Type and High-Efficiency p-Type Monolike Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells with a High-Temperature Gettering Process

M. M. Kivambe; J. Haschke; J. Horzel; B. Aïssa; A. A. Abdallah et al. 

ACS Applied Energy Materials. 2019-06-20. DOI : 10.1021/acsaem.9b00608.

Low Temperature p-type Microcrystalline Silicon as Carrier Selective Contact for Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells

A. N. Fioretti; M. Boccard; R. Monnard; C. Ballif 

IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics. 2019-06-11.  p. 1-8. DOI : 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2019.2917550.

Exploring co-sputtering of ZnO:Al and SiO2 for efficient electron-selective contacts on silicon solar cells

S. Zhong; M. Morales-Masis; M. Mews; L. Korte; Q. Jeangros et al. 

Solar Energy Materials And Solar Cells. 2019-06-01. Vol. 194, p. 67-73. DOI : 10.1016/j.solmat.2019.02.005.

Low-Temperature Screen-Printed Metallization for the Scale-Up of Two-Terminal Perovskite-Silicon Tandems

B. A. Kamino; B. Paviet-Salomon; S-J. Moon; N. Badel; J. Levrat et al. 

Acs Applied Energy Materials. 2019-05-01. Vol. 2, num. 5, p. 3815-3821. DOI : 10.1021/acsaem.9b00502.

Optimised Heat Pump Management for Increasing Photovoltaic Penetration into the Electricity Grid

C. Sánchez; L. Bloch; J. Holweger; C. Ballif; N. Wyrsch 

Energies. 2019-04-25. Vol. 12, num. 8, p. 1571. DOI : 10.3390/en12081571.

35 years of photovoltaics: Analysis of the TISO-10-kW solar plant, lessons learnt in safety and performance-Part 1

A. Virtuani; M. Caccivio; E. Annigoni; G. Friesen; D. Chianese et al. 

Progress In Photovoltaics. 2019-04-01. Vol. 27, num. 4, p. 328-339. DOI : 10.1002/pip.3104.

The experimental facility for the Search for Hidden Particles at the CERN SPS

C. Ahdida; R. Albanese; A. Alexandrov; A. Anokhina; S. Aoki et al. 

Journal Of Instrumentation. 2019-03-01. Vol. 14, p. P03025. DOI : 10.1088/1748-0221/14/03/P03025.

Phosphorous-Doped Silicon Carbide as Front-Side Full-Area Passivating Contact for Double-Side Contacted c-Si Solar Cells

A. Ingenito; G. Nogay; J. Stuckelberger; P. Wyss; L. Gnocchi et al. 

Ieee Journal Of Photovoltaics. 2019-03-01. Vol. 9, num. 2, p. 346-354. DOI : 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2018.2886234.

Geometrical optimisation of core-shell nanowire arrays for enhanced absorption in thin crystalline silicon heterojunction solar cells

R. Vismara; O. Isabella; A. Ingenito; F. T. Si; M. Zeman 

Beilstein Journal Of Nanotechnology. 2019-01-31. Vol. 10, p. 322-330. DOI : 10.3762/bjnano.10.31.

Analysis of hydrogen distribution and migration in fired passivating contacts (FPC)

M. Lehmann; N. Valle; J. Horzel; A. Pshenova; P. Wyss et al. 

Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. 2019. Vol. 200, p. 110018. DOI : 10.1016/j.solmat.2019.110018.

Quantifying competitive grain overgrowth in polycrystalline ZnO thin films

A. B. Aebersold; L. Fanni; A. Hessler-Wyser; S. Nicolay; C. Ballif et al. 

Acta Materialia. 2019. Vol. 173, p. 74-86. DOI : 10.1016/j.actamat.2019.04.049.

25.1%-Efficient Monolithic Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cell Based on a p-type Monocrystalline Textured Silicon Wafer and High-Temperature Passivating Contacts

G. Nogay; F. Sahli; J. Werner; R. Monnard; M. Boccard et al. 

ACS Energy Letters. 2019. Vol. 4, num. 4, p. 844-845. DOI : 10.1021/acsenergylett.9b00377.

35 years of photovoltaics: Analysis of the TISO-10-kW solar plant, lessons learnt in safety and performance – Part 2

E. Annigoni; A. Virtuani; M. Cavvicio; G. Friesen; D. Chianese et al. 

Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications. 2019. 

Quantifying and modeling the impact of interconnection failures on the electrical performance of crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules

E. Annigoni; A. Virtuani; J. Levrat; A. Faes; F. Sculati-Meillaud et al. 

Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications. 2019.  p. 1-9. DOI : 10.1002/pip.3111.

One-type-fits-all-systems: Strategies for preventing potential-induced degradation in crystalline silicon solar photovoltaic modules

A. Virtuani; E. Annigoni; C. Ballif 

Progress In Photovoltaics. 2019-01-01. Vol. 27, num. 1, p. 13-21. DOI : 10.1002/pip.3066.

Conference Papers

Injection-dependent lateral resistance in front-junction solar cells with nc-Si:H and a-Si:H hole selective contact

J. Haschke; C. Messmer; J. Cattin; M. Bivour; M. Boccard et al. 

2019. 46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC 46), Chicago, Illinois, USA, June 16-21, 2019.

Gallium Nitride as Transparent Electron-Selective Contact in Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells

A. N. Fioretti; T-C. Chang Chien; Y. Xiao; C. Ballif; M. Boccard 

2019. 46th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Chicago, Illinois, USA, June 16-21, 2019.

Reviews

FCC Physics Opportunities: Future Circular Collider Conceptual Design Report Volume 1

A. Abada; M. Abbrescia; S. S. AbdusSalam; I. Abdyukhanov; J. A. Fernandez et al. 

European Physical Journal C. 2019-06-05. Vol. 79, num. 6, p. 474. DOI : 10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-6904-3.

2018

Journal Articles

Amorphous silicon-based micro-channel plate detectors with high multiplication gain

J. Loffler; C. Ballif; N. Wyrsch 

Nuclear Instruments & Methods In Physics Research Section A-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors And Associated Equipment. 2018-12-21. Vol. 912, p. 343-346. DOI : 10.1016/j.nima.2017.12.036.

Impact Impact of different capping layers on carrier injection efficiency between amorphous and crystalline silicon measured using photoluminescence

A. Paduthol; M. K. Juhl; G. Nogay; P. Loper; A. Ingenito et al. 

Solar Energy Materials And Solar Cells. 2018-12-01. Vol. 187, p. 55-60. DOI : 10.1016/j.solmat.2018.07.016.

Thermo-mechanical stability of lightweight glass-free photovoltaic modules based on a composite substrate

A. C. Martins; V. Chapuis; A. Virtuani; H-Y. Li; L-E. Perret-Aebi et al. 

Solar Energy Materials And Solar Cells. 2018-12-01. Vol. 187, p. 82-90. DOI : 10.1016/j.solmat.2018.07.015.

Interdigitated back contact silicon heterojunction solar cells featuring an interband tunnel junction enabling simplified processing

B. Paviet-Salomon; A. Tomasi; D. Lachenal; N. Badel; G. Christmann et al. 

Solar Energy. 2018-11-15. Vol. 175, p. 60-67. DOI : 10.1016/j.solener.2018.01.066.

Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells With Coannealed Electron- and Hole-Selective SiCx Passivating Contacts

G. Nogay; A. Ingenito; E. Rucavado; Q. Jeangros; J. Stuckelberger et al. 

Ieee Journal Of Photovoltaics. 2018-11-01. Vol. 8, num. 6, p. 1478-1485. DOI : 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2018.2866189.

A passivating contact for silicon solar cells formed during a single firing thermal annealing

A. Ingenito; G. Nogay; Q. Jeangros; E. Rucavado; C. Allebe et al. 

Nature Energy. 2018-09-01. Vol. 3, num. 9, p. 800-808. DOI : 10.1038/s41560-018-0239-4.

Surface Defect Passivation of Silicon Micropillars

D. Mikulik; A. C. Meng; R. Berrazouane; J. Stückelberger; P. Romero-Gomez et al. 

Advanced Materials Interfaces. 2018-08-15. Vol. 5, num. 20, p. 1800865. DOI : 10.1002/admi.201800865.

Nitride layer screening as carrier-selective contacts for silicon heterojunction solar cells

A. N. Fioretti; M. Boccard; A. C. Tamboli; A. Zakutayev; C. Ballif 

AIP Conference Proceedings. 2018-08-10. Vol. 1999, p. 040007. DOI : 10.1063/1.5049270.

Perovskite/Perovskite/Silicon Monolithic Triple-Junction Solar Cells with a Fully Textured Design

J. Werner; F. Sahli; F. Fu; J. J. Diaz Leon; A. Walter et al. 

ACS Energy Letters. 2018-08-03. Vol. 3, p. 2052-2058. DOI : 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b01165.

Fully textured monolithic perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells with 25.2% power conversion efficiency

F. Sahli; J. Werner; B. A. Kamino; M. Bräuninger; R. Monnard et al. 

Nature Materials. 2018-06-11. Vol. 17, num. 9, p. 820-826. DOI : 10.1038/s41563-018-0115-4.

Light and durable: Composite structures for building-integrated photovoltaic modules

A. C. Martins; V. Chapuis; F. Sculati-Meillaud; A. Virtuani; C. Ballif 

Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications. 2018-04-24. Vol. 26, num. 9, p. 718-729. DOI : 10.1002/pip.3009.

Amorphous gallium oxide grown by low-temperature PECVD

E. Kobayashi; M. Boccard; Q. Jeangros; N. Rodkey; D. Vresilovic et al. 

Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films. 2018-03-02. Vol. 36, num. 2, p. 021518. DOI : 10.1116/1.5018800.

Complex Refractive Indices of Cesium–Formamidinium-Based Mixed-Halide Perovskites with Optical Band Gaps from 1.5 to 1.8 eV

J. Werner; G. Nogay; F. Sahli; T. C-J. Yang; M. Bräuninger et al. 

ACS Energy Letters. 2018-02-26. Vol. 3, num. 3, p. 742-747. DOI : 10.1021/acsenergylett.8b00089.

Toward Annealing-Stable Molybdenum-Oxide-Based Hole-Selective Contacts For Silicon Photovoltaics

S. Essig; J. Dréon; E. Rucavado; M. Mews; T. Koida et al. 

Solar RRL. 2018-02-19. Vol. 2, num. 4, p. 1700227. DOI : 10.1002/solr.201700227.

Stable Dopant-Free Asymmetric Heterocontact Silicon Solar Cells with Efficiencies above 20%

J. Bullock; Y. Wan; Z. Xu; S. Essig; M. Hettick et al. 

ACS Energy Letters. 2018-01-25. Vol. 3, num. 3, p. 508-513. DOI : 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b01279.

Field Performance versus Standard Test Condition Efficiency of Tandem Solar Cells and the Singular Case of Perovskites/Silicon Devices

O. Dupré; B. Niesen; S. De Wolf; C. Ballif 

The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. 2018-01-05. Vol. 9, num. 2, p. 446-458. DOI : 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b02277.

Recombination Analysis of Phosphorus-Doped Nanostructured Silicon Oxide Passivating Electron Contacts for Silicon Solar Cells

J. Stuckelberger; G. Nogay; P. Wyss; A. Ingenito; C. Allebe et al. 

IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics. 2018-01-02. Vol. 8, num. 2, p. 389-396. DOI : 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2017.2779871.

Shunt Quenching and Concept of Independent Global Shunt in Multijunction Solar Cells

F. Ventosinos; J. Klusacek; T. Finsterle; K. Kunzel; F. Haug et al. 

IEEE JOURNAL OF PHOTOVOLTAICS. 2018. Vol. 8, num. 4, p. 1005-1010. DOI : 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2018.2828850.

Properties of mixed phase silicon-oxide-based passivating contacts for silicon solar cells

I. Mack; J. Stuckelberger; P. Wyss; G. Nogay; Q. Jeangros et al. 

SOLAR ENERGY MATERIALS AND SOLAR CELLS. 2018. Vol. 181, p. 9-14. DOI : 10.1016/j.solmat.2017.12.030.

New Route for "Cold-Passivation" of Defects in Tin-Based Oxides

E. Rucavado; M. Grauzinyte; J. Flores-Livas; Q. Jeangros; F. Landucci et al. 

JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C. 2018. Vol. 122, num. 31, p. 17612-17620. DOI : 10.1021/acs.jpcc.8b02302.

Highly Conductive and Broadband Transparent Zr-Doped In2O3 as Front Electrode for Solar Cells

M. Morales-Masis; E. Rucavado; R. Monnard; L. Barraud; J. Holovsky et al. 

IEEE JOURNAL OF PHOTOVOLTAICS. 2018. Vol. 8, num. 5, p. 1202-1207. DOI : 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2018.2851306.

High-Bandgap Perovskite Materials for Multijunction Solar Cells

T. Yang; P. Fiala; Q. Jeangros; C. Ballif 

JOULE. 2018. Vol. 2, num. 8, p. 1421-1436. DOI : 10.1016/j.joule.2018.05.008.

Integrated thinking for photovoltaics in buildings

C. Ballif; L-E. Perret-Aebi; S. Lufkin; E. Rey 

Nature Energy. 2018. Vol. 3, p. 438-442. DOI : 10.1038/s41560-018-0176-2.

Techno-economic analysis of battery storage and curtailment in a distribution grid with high PV penetration

F. R. S. S. Sevilla; D. Parra; N. Wyrsch; M. Patel; F. Kienzle et al. 

JOurnal of Energy Storage. 2018. Vol. 17, p. 73-83. DOI : 10.1016/j.est.2018.02.001.

Conference Papers

Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells on Quasi-mono Wafers

J. Haschke; M. M. Kivambe; J. Horzel; R. Monnard; L. Barraud et al. 

2018-11-29. 2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC) (A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC & 34th EU PVSEC), Waikoloha, Hawaii, USA, June 10-15, 2018. p. 314-316. DOI : 10.1109/PVSC.2018.8547935.

Nanocrystalline silicon oxide stacks for silicon heterojunction solar cells for hot climates

J. Haschke; R. Monnard; L. Antognini; J. Cattin; A. A. Abdallah et al. 

2018-08-01. SiliconPV 2018, The 8th International Conference on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics, Lausanne, Switzerland, p. 030001. DOI : 10.1063/1.5049262.

Silicon oxide treatment to promote crystallinity of p-type microcrystalline layers for silicon heterojunction solar cells

M. Boccard; R. Monnard; L. Antognini; C. Ballif 

2018-08-01. SiliconPV 2018, The 8th International Conference on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics, Lausanne, Switzerland, p. 040003. DOI : 10.1063/1.5049266.

In-situ Determination of Moisture Diffusion Properties of PV Module Encapsulants Using Digital Humidity Sensors

M. Jankovec; E. Annigoni; C. Ballif; M. Topic 

2018-01-01. 7th IEEE World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC) / A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC / 28th PVSEC / 34th EU PVSEC, Waikoloa, HI, Jun 10-15, 2018. p. 0415-0417.

Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells on Quasi-mono Wafers

J. Haschke; M. M. Kivambe; J. Horzel; R. Monnard; L. Barraud et al. 

2018-01-01. 7th IEEE World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC) / A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC / 28th PVSEC / 34th EU PVSEC, Waikoloa, HI, Jun 10-15, 2018. p. 0314-0316.

Carrier injection from amorphous silicon into crystalline silicon determined with photoluminescence

A. Paduthol; M. K. Juhl; G. Nogay; P. Loper; A. Ingenito et al. 

2018-01-01. 7th IEEE World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC) / A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC / 28th PVSEC / 34th EU PVSEC, Waikoloa, HI, Jun 10-15, 2018. p. 3746-3750.

Hybrid sequential deposition process for fully textured perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells

F. Sahli; J. Werner; B. A. Kamino; M. Brauninger; T. C-J. Yang et al. 

2018-01-01. 7th IEEE World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC) / A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC / 28th PVSEC / 34th EU PVSEC, Waikoloa, HI, Jun 10-15, 2018. p. 3571-3574.

Quantifying and Modeling the Impact of Interconnection Failures on the Electrical Performance of Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Modules

E. Annigoni; A. Virtuani; J. Levrat; A. Faes; M. Despeisse et al. 

2018-01-01. 7th IEEE World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC) / A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC / 28th PVSEC / 34th EU PVSEC, Waikoloa, HI, Jun 10-15, 2018. p. 3815-3818.

The amazing improvement of silicon heterojunction technology: ready for a true mass market launch

C. Ballif; M. Boccard; M. Despeisse 

2018-01-01. 7th IEEE World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC) / A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC / 28th PVSEC / 34th EU PVSEC, Waikoloa, HI, Jun 10-15, 2018. p. 2104-2107.

A passivating contact concept compatible with a short thermal treatment

A. Ingenito; C. Allebe; G. Nogay; J. Horzel; P. Wyss et al. 

2018-01-01. 7th IEEE World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC) / A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC / 28th PVSEC / 34th EU PVSEC, Waikoloa, HI, Jun 10-15, 2018. p. 1524-1525.

22% Efficient Dopant-free Interdigitated Back Contact Silicon Solar Cells

W. Wu; W. Lin; S. Zhong; B. Paviet-Salomon; M. Despeisse et al. 

2018-01-01. 8th International Conference on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics (SiliconPV), Lausanne, SWITZERLAND, Mar 19-21, 2018. p. UNSP 040025. DOI : 10.1063/1.5049288.

Numerical Simulation of Temperature Dependence of MoOx Based SHJ Solar Cell

R. A. Vijayan; S. Essig; S. Masilamani; P. Loper; C. Ballif et al. 

2018-01-01. 8th International Conference on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics (SiliconPV), Lausanne, SWITZERLAND, Mar 19-21, 2018. p. UNSP 040002. DOI : 10.1063/1.5049265.

Reassessment of cell to module gains and losses: Accounting for the current boost specific to cells located on the edges

O. Dupré; J. Levrat; J. Champliaud; M. Despeisse; M. Boccard et al. 

2018.  p. 090001. DOI : 10.1063/1.5049306.

Reviews

Silicon heterojunction solar cells: Recent technological development and practical aspects - from lab to industry

J. Haschke; O. Dupré; M. Boccard; C. Ballif 

Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells. 2018-08-08. Vol. 187, p. 140-153. DOI : 10.1016/j.solmat.2018.07.018.

Posters

2AV.3.22 From Wafers, to Modules, to Mass Production: Solving All Bottlenecks in Silicon Heterojunction Technology

C. Ballif; M. Boccard; M. Despeisse 

2018 EUPVSEC , Brussels, Belgium,

2017

Journal Articles

Improved Optics in Monolithic Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells with a Nanocrystalline Silicon Recombination Junction

F. Sahli; B. A. Kamino; J. Werner; M. Bräuninger; B. Paviet-Salomon et al. 

Advanced Energy Materials. 2017-10-09. Vol. 8, num. 6, p. 1701609. DOI : 10.1002/aenm.201701609.

The Role of Water in the Reversible Optoelectronic Degradation of Hybrid Perovskites at Low Pressure

G. N. Hall; M. Stuckelberger; T. Nietzold; J. Hartman; J-S. Park et al. 

Journal Of Physical Chemistry C. 2017. Vol. 121, num. 46, p. 25659-25665. DOI : 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b06402.

Raising the one-sun conversion efficiency of III-V/Si solar cells to 32.8% for two junctions and 35.9% for three junctions

S. Essig; C. Allebe; T. Remo; J. F. Geisz; M. A. Steiner et al. 

Nature Energy. 2017. Vol. 2, num. 9, p. 17144. DOI : 10.1038/nenergy.2017.144.

ITO/MoOx/a-Si:H(i) Hole-Selective Contacts for Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells: Degradation Mechanisms and Cell Integration

D. Sacchetto; Q. Jeangros; G. Christmann; L. Barraud; A. Descoeudres et al. 

Ieee Journal Of Photovoltaics. 2017. Vol. 7, num. 6, p. 1584-1590. DOI : 10.1109/Jphotov.2017.2756066.

Imaging the Spatial Evolution of Degradation in Perovskite/Si Tandem Solar Cells After Exposure to Humid Air

Z. Song; J. Werner; S. C. Watthage; F. Sahli; N. Shrestha et al. 

Ieee Journal Of Photovoltaics. 2017. Vol. 7, num. 6, p. 1563-1568. DOI : 10.1109/Jphotov.2017.2748720.

Editorial for 'special issue on advanced solar cell technology'

B. P. Rand; N. J. Ekins-Daukes; F-J. Haug 

Journal of Optics. 2017. Vol. 19, num. 12, p. 120401. DOI : 10.1088/2040-8986/aa98b7.

Spectrally resolved nonlinearity and temperature dependence of perovskite solar cells

M. Mundus; B. Venkataramanachar; R. Gehlhaar; M. Kohlstaedt; B. Niesen et al. 

Solar Energy Materials And Solar Cells. 2017. Vol. 172, p. 66-73. DOI : 10.1016/j.solmat.2017.07.013.

Tilt-less 3-D electron imaging and reconstruction of complex curvilinear structures

E. Oveisi; A. Letouzey; D. Alexander; Q. Jeangros; R. Schäublin et al. 

Scientific reports. 2017. Vol. 7. DOI : 10.1038/s41598-017-07537-6.

Zinc blende-wurtzite polytypism in nanocrystalline ZnO films

A. B. Aebersold; L. Fanni; A. Hessler-Wyser; S. Nicolay; C. Ballif et al. 

Acta Materialia. 2017. Vol. 130, p. 240-248. DOI : 10.1016/j.actamat.2017.03.021.

Enhancing the optoelectronic properties of amorphous zinc tin oxide by subgap defect passivation: A theoretical and experimental demonstration

E. Rucavado; Q. Jeangros; D. Urban; J. Holovsky; Z. Remes et al. 

Physical Review -Series B-. 2017. Vol. 95, p. 245204. DOI : 10.1103/PhysRevB.95.245204.

Charge Collection in Hybrid Perovskite Solar Cells: Relation to the Nanoscale Elemental Distribution

M. Stuckelberger; T. Nietzold; G. N. Hall; B. West; J. Werner et al. 

Ieee Journal Of Photovoltaics. 2017. Vol. 7, num. 2, p. 590-597. DOI : 10.1109/Jphotov.2016.2633801.

Impact of organic overlayers on a-Si:H/c-Si surface potential

J. P. Seif; B. Niesen; A. Tomasi; C. Ballif; S. De Wolf 

Applied Physics Letters. 2017. Vol. 110, num. 15, p. 151601. DOI : 10.1063/1.4980047.

Efficient Monolithic Perovskite/Perovskite Tandem Solar Cells

D. Forgacs; L. Gil-Escrig; D. Perez-Del-Rey; C. Momblona; J. Werner et al. 

Advanced Energy Materials. 2017. Vol. 7, num. 8, p. 1602121. DOI : 10.1002/aenm.201602121.

Optical Evaluation of the Rear Contacts of Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells by Coupled Electromagnetic and Statistical Ray-Optics Modeling

A. Dabirian; M. Morales-Masis; F-J. Haug; S. De Wolf; C. Ballif 

Ieee Journal Of Photovoltaics. 2017. Vol. 7, num. 3, p. 718-726. DOI : 10.1109/Jphotov.2017.2663658.

Control algorithm for a residential photovoltaic system with storage

Y. Riesen; C. Ballif; N. Wyrsch 

Applied Energy. 2017. Vol. 202, p. 78-87. DOI : 10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.05.016.

Simple processing of back-contacted silicon heterojunction solar cells using selective-area crystalline growth

A. Tomasi; B. Paviet-Salomon; Q. Jeangros; J. Haschke; G. Christmann et al. 

Nature Energy. 2017. num. 2, p. 17062. DOI : 10.1038/nenergy.2017.62.

The impact of silicon solar cell architecture and cell interconnection on energy yield in hot & sunny climates

J. Haschke; J. P. Seif; Y. Riesen; A. Tomasi; J. Cattin et al. 

Energy & Environmental Science. 2017. DOI : 10.1039/C7EE00286F.

Photocurrent Spectroscopy of Perovskite Layers and Solar Cells: A Sensitive Probe of Material Degradation

J. Holovsky; S. De Wolf; J. Werner; Z. Remes; M. Muller et al. 

Journal Of Physical Chemistry Letters. 2017. Vol. 8, num. 4, p. 838-843. DOI : 10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b02854.

Fourier light scattering model for treating textures deeper than the wavelength

F. -J. Haug; M. Brauninger; C. Ballif 

Optics Express. 2017. Vol. 25, num. 4, p. A14-A22. DOI : 10.1364/Oe.25.000A14.

Direct Imaging of Dopant Distribution in Polycrystalline ZnO Films

F. Lorenzo; A. B. Aebersold; M. Morales-Masis; M. Ledinsky; S. Escrig et al. 

Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces. 2017. Vol. 9, num. 8, p. 7241-7248. DOI : 10.1021/acsami.6b14350.

Metallization of Si heterojunction solar cells by nanosecond laser ablation and Ni-Cu plating

A. Dabirian; A. Lachowicz; J. -W. Schuttauf; B. Paviet-Salomon; M. Morales-Masis et al. 

Solar Energy Materials And Solar Cells. 2017. Vol. 159, p. 243-250. DOI : 10.1016/j.solmat.2016.09.021.

From randomly self-textured substrates to highly efficient thin film solar cells: Influence of geometric interface engineering on light trapping, plasmonic losses and charge extraction

V. Jovanov; E. Moulin; F-J. Haug; A. Tamang; S. I. H. Bali et al. 

Solar Energy Materials And Solar Cells. 2017. Vol. 160, p. 141-148. DOI : 10.1016/j.solmat.2016.10.005.

Conference Papers

Promoting a Sustainable Diffusion of Solar PV Electricity in Africa: Results of the CODEV Project

E. Annigoni; A. Virtuani; N. Wyrsch; C. Ballif; M. Lamine Ndiaye et al. 

2017. European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC), Amsterdam, September 25-29, 2017. DOI : 10.4229/EUPVSEC20172017-7DV.1.41.

Modeling Potential-Induced Degradation (PID) of Field-Exposed Crystalline Silicon Solar PV Modules: Focus on a Regeneration Term

E. Annigoni; A. Virtuani; F. Sculati-Meillaud; C. Ballif 

2017. 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), Washington, D.C., USA, June 25-30, 2017.

Increasing the efficiency of silicon heterojunction solar cells and modules by light soaking

E. Kobayashi; S. De Wolf; J. Levrat; A. Descoeudres; M. Despeisse et al. 

2017. 7th International Conference on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics (SiliconPV), Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, GERMANY, APR 03-05, 2017. p. 43-49. DOI : 10.1016/j.solmat.2017.06.023.

Interplay of annealing temperature and doping in hole selective rear contacts based on silicon-rich silicon-carbide thin films

G. Nogay; J. Stuckelberger; P. Wyss; E. Rucavado; C. Allebe et al. 

2017. 7th International Conference on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics (SiliconPV), Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, GERMANY, APR 03-05, 2017. p. 18-24. DOI : 10.1016/j.solmat.2017.06.039.

High performance amorphous Zn-Sn-O: impact of composition, microstructure, and thermal treatments in the optoelectronic properties

M. Morales-Masis; E. Rucavado; Q. Jeangros; F. Landucci; A. Hessler-Wyser et al. 

2017. 8th Conference on Oxide-Based Materials and Devices VIII, San Francisco, CA, JAN 29-FEB 01, 2017. p. UNSP 101050D. DOI : 10.1117/12.2252603.

Reviews

Perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells: marriage of convenience or true love story? - An overview

J. Werner; B. Niesen; C. Ballif 

Advanced Materials Interfaces. 2017. Vol. 5, num. 1. DOI : 10.1002/admi.201700731.

Review: Progress in solar cells from hydrogenated amorphous silicon

M. Stuckelberger; R. Biron; N. Wyrsch; F-J. Haug; C. Ballif 

Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2017. Vol. 76, p. 1497-1523. DOI : 10.1016/j.rser.2016.11.190.

Transparent Electrodes for Efficient Optoelectronics

M. Morales Masis; S. De Wolf; R. Woods-Robinson; J. W. Ager; C. Ballif 

Advanced Electronic Materials. 2017. Vol. 3, p. 1600529. DOI : 10.1002/aelm.201600529.

Reports

SCCER-FURIES JA-RED - Description of the multi-energy demonstration system in the RE demo site - Deliverable 1.2.1

L. Bloch; J. Holweger; N. Wyrsch; H. Tommasi; L. Girardin 

2017-12-31

Patents

2016

Journal Articles

A TEM study of Ni interfaces formed during activation of SOFC anodes in H 2 : Influence of grain boundary symmetry and segregation of impurities

Q. Jeangros; A. Aebersold; C. Hébert; J. Van Herle; A. Hessler-Wyser 

Acta Materialia. 2016. Vol. 103, p. 442-447. DOI : 10.1016/j.actamat.2015.10.028.

Efficient silicon solar cells with dopant-free asymmetric heterocontacts

J. Bullock; M. Hettick; J. Geissbuhler; A. J. Ong; T. Allen et al. 

Nature Energy. 2016. Vol. 1, p. 15031. DOI : 10.1038/Nenergy.2015.31.

In-Situ Monitoring of Moisture Ingress in PV Modules Using Digital Humidity Sensors

M. Jankovec; F. Galliano; E. Annigoni; H. Y. Li; F. Sculati-Meillaud et al. 

Ieee Journal Of Photovoltaics. 2016. Vol. 6, num. 5, p. 1152-1159. DOI : 10.1109/Jphotov.2016.2583779.

Strategies for Doped Nanocrystalline Silicon Integration in Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells

J. P. Seif; A. Descoeudres; G. Nogay; S. Hanni; S. M. De Nicolas et al. 

Ieee Journal Of Photovoltaics. 2016. Vol. 6, num. 5, p. 1132-1140. DOI : 10.1109/Jphotov.2016.2571619.

Light-induced performance increase of silicon heterojunction solar cells

E. Kobayashi; S. De Wolf; J. Levrat; G. Christmann; A. Descoeudres et al. 

Applied Physics Letters. 2016. Vol. 109, num. 15, p. 153503. DOI : 10.1063/1.4964835.

In Situ TEM Analysis of Organic-Inorganic Metal-Halide Perovskite Solar Cells under Electrical Bias

Q. Jeangros; M. Duchamp; J. Werner; M. Kruth; R. E. Dunin-Borkowski et al. 

Nano Letters. 2016. Vol. 16, num. 11, p. 7013-7018. DOI : 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b03158.

Conference Papers

Modeling potential-induced degradation (PID) in crystalline silicon solar cells: from acceleratea-aging laboratory testing to outdoor prediction

E. Annigoni; M. Jankovec; F. Galliano; H. Y. Li; L-E. Perret-Aebi et al. 

2016. European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC), Munich, Germany, June 20-24, 2016. DOI : 10.4229/EUPVSEC20162016-5BO.11.2.

THIN-FILM BARRIERS FOR DURABLE THIN-FILM PV MODULES

J. Hüpkes; A. Wrigley; W. Reetz; N. Wyrsch; G. Cattaneo et al. 

2016. 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Munich, Germany, June 20-24, 2016. p. 173-175. DOI : 10.4229/EUPVSEC20162016-1BV.5.35.

Patents

Solar module and its production process

N. Wyrsch; L-e. Perret-aebi; A. Hessler-wyser 

WO2016095977.

2016.

N. Wyrsch; L-e. Perret-aebi; A. Hessler-wyser