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see "photovoltaic/photovoltaic effect", 3.1.43d)

a) back-surface field effect

effect where the charge carriers generated near the back side of a PV cell are collected effectively by the inner electric field that is formed by a heavily doped zone near the rear electrode

b) light-confinement effect

effect where the short-circuit electric current is increased by trapping incident light inside a PV cell using textured surfaces and structures, etc

TC/SC:82Terms     Info     Publications
Published in:IEC 61836, ed. 2.0 (2007-12) Terms     Info
Reference number:3.1.25

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