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Efficiency Of Thin Film Solar Cells

  1. Dec 17, 2012 #1
    How does the efficiency of a Thin Film solar cell compare to the efficiency of a single crystal solar cell with reference to the 5 main solar cell parameters ( Iopt , Rs, Rsh, Is and n )?

    I know series resistance( Rs ) will probably increase in thin film cells because of grain boundaries which will cause increased recombination and I think the shunt resistance will probably reduce because there are many layers to be deposited in a thin film so there is increased risk of manufacturing defects, is this right?

    How are the other parameters affected? Do they remain unchanged?
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