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2019

Journal Articles

Optimized Design of Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells for Field Operating Conditions

J. Cattin; O. Dupré; B. Aissa; J. Haschke; C. Ballif et al. 

IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics. 2019-11-28. Vol. 9, num. 6, p. 1541-1547. DOI : 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2019.2938449.

Contact Resistivity of the p-Type Amorphous Silicon Hole Contact in Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells

M. Leilaeioun; W. Weigand; M. Boccard; Z. J. Yu; K. Fisher et al. 

IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics. 2019-11-28.  p. 1-9. DOI : 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2019.2949430.

Instability of p-i-n perovskite solar cells under reverse bias

R. Razera; D. Jacobs; F. Fu; P. Fiala; M. Dussouillez et al. 

Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 2019-11-22. DOI : 10.1039/C9TA12032G.

Mitigating Plasmonic Absorption Losses at Rear Electrodes in High‐Efficiency Silicon Solar Cells Using Dopant‐Free Contact Stacks

S. Zhong; J. Dreon; Q. Jeangros; E. Aydin; S. De Wolf et al. 

Advanced Functional Materials. 2019-11-20.  p. 1907840. DOI : 10.1002/adfm.201907840.

Lead Halide Residue as a Source of Light-Induced Reversible Defects in Hybrid Perovskite Layers and Solar Cells

J. Holovský; A. Peter Amalathas; L. Landová; B. Dzurňák; B. Conrad et al. 

ACS Energy Letters. 2019-11-13.  p. 3011-3017. DOI : 10.1021/acsenergylett.9b02080.

Passivation, conductivity, and selectivity in solar cell contacts: Concepts and simulations based on a unified partial-resistances framework

A. Onno; C. Chen; P. Koswatta; M. Boccard; Z. C. Holman 

Journal of Applied Physics. 2019-11-11. Vol. 126, num. 18, p. 183103. DOI : 10.1063/1.5117201.

I-2 vapor-induced degradation of formamidinium lead iodide based perovskite solar cells under heat-light soaking conditions

F. Fu; S. Pisoni; Q. Jeangros; J. Sastre-Pellicer; M. Kawecki et al. 

Energy & Environmental Science. 2019-10-01. Vol. 12, num. 10, p. 3074-3088. DOI : 10.1039/c9ee02043h.

Numerical simulations of hole carrier selective contacts in p-type c-Si solar cells

P. Procel; P. Loper; F. Crupi; C. Ballif; A. Ingenito 

Solar Energy Materials And Solar Cells. 2019-09-15. Vol. 200, p. 109937. DOI : 10.1016/j.solmat.2019.109937.

Rear-emitter silicon heterojunction solar cells with atomic layer deposited ZnO:Al serving as an alternative transparent conducting oxide to In2O3:Sn

J-P. Niemela; B. Macco; L. Barraud; A. Descoeudres; N. Badel et al. 

Solar Energy Materials And Solar Cells. 2019-09-15. Vol. 200, p. 109953. DOI : 10.1016/j.solmat.2019.109953.

Field test and electrode optimization of electrodynamic cleaning systems for solar panels

A. Faes; D. Petri; J. Champliaud; J. Geissbuehler; N. Badel et al. 

Progress In Photovoltaics. 2019-09-13. DOI : 10.1002/pip.3176.

A method for quantitative nanoscale imaging of dopant distributions using secondary ion mass spectrometry: an application example in silicon photovoltaics

S. Eswara; A. Pshenova; E. Lentzen; G. Nogay; M. Lehmann et al. 

Mrs Communications. 2019-09-01. Vol. 9, num. 3, p. 916-923. DOI : 10.1557/mrc.2019.89.

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. Caccivio; G. Friesen; D. Chianese et al. 

Progress In Photovoltaics. 2019-09-01. Vol. 27, num. 9, p. 760-778. DOI : 10.1002/pip.3146.

Zr-doped indium oxide electrodes: Annealing and thickness effects on microstructure and carrier transport

E. Rucavado; F. Landucci; M. Doebeli; Q. Jeangros; M. Boccard et al. 

Physical Review Materials. 2019-08-29. Vol. 3, num. 8, p. 084608. DOI : 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.3.084608.

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.

FCC-hh: The Hadron Collider: Future Circular Collider Conceptual Design Report Volume 3

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

European Physical Journal-Special Topics. 2019-07-01. Vol. 228, num. 4, p. 755-1107. DOI : 10.1140/epjst/e2019-900087-0.

HE-LHC: The High-Energy Large Hadron Collider Future Circular Collider Conceptual Design Report Volume 4

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

European Physical Journal-Special Topics. 2019-07-01. Vol. 228, num. 5, p. 1109-1382. DOI : 10.1140/epjst/e2019-900088-6.

Highly Conductive and Broadband Transparent Zr-Doped In2O3 as Front Electrode for Solar Cells (vol 8, pg 1202, 2018)

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

Ieee Journal Of Photovoltaics. 2019-07-01. Vol. 9, num. 4, p. 1155-1155. DOI : 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2019.2918880.

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.

Light Management: A Key Concept in High-Efficiency Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Photovoltaics

D. A. Jacobs; M. Langenhorst; F. Sahli; B. S. Richards; T. P. White et al. 

Journal Of Physical Chemistry Letters. 2019-06-06. Vol. 10, num. 11, p. 3159-3170. DOI : 10.1021/acs.jpclett.8b03721.

FCC-ee: The Lepton Collider: Future Circular Collider Conceptual Design Report Volume 2

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

European Physical Journal-Special Topics. 2019-06-01. Vol. 228, num. 2, p. 261-623. DOI : 10.1140/epjst/e2019-900045-4.

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.

Sensitivity of the SHiP experiment to Heavy Neutral Leptons

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

Journal Of High Energy Physics. 2019-04-09. num. 4, p. 077. DOI : 10.1007/JHEP04(2019)077.

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.

Experimental Observation of Plasma Wakefield Growth Driven by the Seeded Self-Modulation of a Proton Bunch

M. Turner; E. Adli; A. Ahuja; O. Apsimon; R. Apsimon et al. 

Physical Review Letters. 2019-02-08. Vol. 122, num. 5, p. 054801. DOI : 10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.054801.

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.

Contributions to the contact resistivity in fired tunnel-oxide passivating contacts for crystalline silicon solar cells

F-J. Haug; A. Ingenito; F. Meyer; S. Libraro; N. Bolis et al. 

IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics. 2019. DOI : 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2019.2939880.

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

Impact of advanced electricity tariff structures on the optimal design, operation and profitability of a grid-connected PV system with energy storage

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

2019-09-27. 8th DACH+ Conference on Energy Informatics, Salzburg, September 26-27, 2019. DOI : 10.1186/s42162-019-0085-z.

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.

Theses

A multi-technique approach to study the microstructural properties of tin-based transparent conductive oxides

F. Landucci / A. Hessler-Wyser; C. Hébert (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. 

Defect passivation in zinc tin oxide: improving the transparency-conductivity trade-off and comparing with indium-based materials

O. E. Rucavado Leandro / C. Ballif; M. Morales Masis (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. 

Modelling and Forecasting of Photovoltaic Generation for Microgrid Applications: from Theory to Validation

E. Scolari / M. Paolone; A. Oudalov (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. 

Glass-free lightweight PV building elements: solutions to minimize weight and maximize durability

A. C. Oliveira Martins / C. Ballif; A. F. A. Virtuani (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2019. 

Posters

Advanced tariffs for grid friendly distributed PV and storage: A case study in Rolle

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

SCCER-FURIES Annual Conference 2019, Aarau, Switzerland, Otober 21, 2019.

Talks

Impact of advanced electricity tariff structures on the optimal design, operation and profitability of a grid-connected PV system with energy storage

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

8th DACH+ Conference on Energy Informatics, Salzburg, September 26-27, 2019.

2018

Journal Articles

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. 2018-12-25. Vol. 9, num. 2, p. 346-354. DOI : 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2018.2886234.

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.

Robust glass-free lightweight photovoltaic modules with improved resistance to mechanical loads and impact

A. C. Martins 

IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics. 2018-11-14. Vol. 9, num. 1, p. 245-251. DOI : 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2018.2876934.

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.

Laser doppler imaging as additional monitoring after digital replanting: A prospective study

M. Schmid; S. M. S. Jafari; L. Haug; C. Surke; R. E. Hunger et al. 

Microsurgery. 2018-09-01. Vol. 38, num. 6, p. 627-633. DOI : 10.1002/micr.30318.

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.

Hole-Collection Mechanism in Passivating Metal-Oxide Contacts on Si Solar Cells: Insights From Numerical Simulations

R. Vijayan; S. Essig; S. De Wolf; B. Ramanathan; P. Loper et al. 

IEEE JOURNAL OF PHOTOVOLTAICS. 2018. Vol. 8, num. 2, p. 473-482. DOI : 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2018.2796131.

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.

Design of perovskite/crystalline-silicon monolithic tandem solar cells

S. Altazin; L. Stepanova; J. Werner; B. Niesen; C. Ballif et al. 

Optics Express. 2018. Vol. 26, num. 10, p. A579-A590. DOI : 10.1364/OE.26.00A579.

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. 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. 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.

SMILE Swiss German Sign Language Dataset

S. Ebling; N. C. Camgoz; P. Boyes Braem; K. Tissi; S. Sidler-Miserez et al. 

2018. Language Resources and Evaluation Conference.

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.

Theses

Advances in the characterization of nanowire photovoltaic devices

D. Mikulik / A. Fontcuberta i Morral (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2018. 

Transparent Passivating Contacts for Front Side Application in Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells

J. A. Stückelberger / C. Ballif; F-J. Haug (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2018. 

Full-Area Passivating Contacts with High and Low Thermal Budgets: Solutions for High Efficiency c-Si Solar Cells

G. Nogay / C. Ballif; F-J. Haug (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2018. 

Perovskite/Silicon Tandem Solar Cells: Toward Affordable Ultra-High Efficiency Photovoltaics ?

J. Werner / C. Ballif; B. Niesen (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2018. 

Reliability of photovoltaic modules

E. Annigoni / C. Ballif; A. F. A. Virtuani (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2018. 

The Quest for Stability of Perovskite Solar Cells: Understanding Degradation, Improving Lifetimes and Towards Experimental Standards

K. Domanski / M. Graetzel; W. R. Tress (Dir.)  

Lausanne, EPFL, 2018. 

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.

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