Simulation of colouring methods for Silicon PV cells

Massimiliano Bestetti, Giancarlo Bernasconi, Sergio Brofferio, Loredana Cristaldi

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Abstract

One of the elements opposed to an increasingly widespread dissemination of photovoltaic systems on residential and public building , is represented by the architectural constraints often imposed on buildings of historical interest or located in neighborhoods where there are strict planning rules. In order to obtain PV systems that meet so severe constraints of integration, it is necessary to rethink the technologies currently used to produce traditional panels; a good compromise between the performance of the panels and the need of a colouring effect as close as possible to the typical red brick of the roofs of buildings subjected to architectural constraints is required. This paper presents and discusses the state of the art of coloured cells and modules. Based on such a review a novel solution in the field of coloured PV cell techniques is proposed: it simulates the potentialities and limits of using a mixture of precursor gases for the deposition (PECVD) or Sputtering of a reflecting filter on the top of a standard PV Silicon cell.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20th IMEKO TC4 Symposium on Measurements of Electrical Quantities
Subtitle of host publicationResearch on Electrical and Electronic Measurement for the Economic Upturn, Together with 18th TC4 International Workshop on ADC and DCA Modeling and Testing, IWADC 2014
PublisherIMEKO-International Measurement Federation Secretariat
Pages987-992
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789299007327
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event20th IMEKO TC4 Symposium on Measurements of Electrical Quantities: Research on Electrical and Electronic Measurement for the Economic Upturn, Together with 18th TC4 International Workshop on ADC and DCA Modeling and Testing, IWADC 2014 - Benevento, Italy
Duration: 15 Sep 201417 Sep 2014

Conference

Conference20th IMEKO TC4 Symposium on Measurements of Electrical Quantities: Research on Electrical and Electronic Measurement for the Economic Upturn, Together with 18th TC4 International Workshop on ADC and DCA Modeling and Testing, IWADC 2014
CountryItaly
CityBenevento
Period15.9.1417.9.14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Instrumentation

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    Bestetti, M., Bernasconi, G., Brofferio, S., & Cristaldi, L. (2014). Simulation of colouring methods for Silicon PV cells. In 20th IMEKO TC4 Symposium on Measurements of Electrical Quantities: Research on Electrical and Electronic Measurement for the Economic Upturn, Together with 18th TC4 International Workshop on ADC and DCA Modeling and Testing, IWADC 2014 (pp. 987-992). IMEKO-International Measurement Federation Secretariat.