The performance of a multiple quantum well (MQW) InGaN solar cell with double indium content is investigated. It is found that the adoption of a double indium structure can effectively broaden the spectral response of the external quantum efficiencies and optimize the overall performance of the solar cell. Under AM1.5G illumination, the short-circuit current density (Jsc) and conversion efficiency of the solar cell are enhanced by 65% and 13% compared with those of a normal single-indium-content MQW solar cell. These improvements are mainly attributed to the expansion of the absorption spectrum and better extraction efficiency of the photon-generated carriers induced by higher polarization.
- GaN-based solar cells
- InGaN/GaN multiple quantum wells
- Metal-organic chemical vapor deposition
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)