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Theoretical comparison of IBC solar cells with N- and P-type substrate under high and very high illumination

Theoretical comparison of IBC solar cells with N- and P-type substrate under high and very high illumination

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IBC solar cells are investigated using exact 2D numerical simulation. At very high illumination the efficiency of P-type substrate cells is strongly reduced by a loss of base conductivity modulation which is not observed in N-substrate devices.

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