Modeling and Simulation of Efficiency of Five Junction Solar Cell Using MSCS-1D Simulator

Authors

  • M A Rahman Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • M Hasan Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • A Kowsar Institute of Fuel Research and Development (IFRD), Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR), Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1205, Bangladesh
  • S C Debnath Institute of Fuel Research and Development (IFRD), Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR), Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1205, Bangladesh
  • M Rahaman Institute of Fuel Research and Development (IFRD), Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR), Dhanmondi, Dhaka-1205, Bangladesh
  • M L Palash Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jscitr.v4i1.67367

Keywords:

Photovoltaic; Multijunction Solar Cell; MSCS-1D; Simulation; Efficiency.

Abstract

The third-generation multijunction solar cell (MJSC) is the most promising solar cell in terms of champion photoconversion efficiency. This advanced photovoltaic solar cell is considered as the future green electricity source to meet the gradually increasing terrestrial energy demand. Usually, MJSC consists of 2 to 6 semiconducting materials. These materials work as the sub-cells or sublayers in a multijunction solar cell. This sub-cell is selected in a fashion so that it can absorb the entire solar spectrum. In this project, the efficiency of a novel solar cell has been investigated. A detailed analysis of each sub-cell has been done using the state-of-the-art MSCS-1D simulation software. The materials of each sub-cell of the solar cell have been selected so that they can efficiently utilize the entire ultraviolet to infrared spectrum. The optoelectronic parameters used in the simulation were collected from the standard references. The photoconversion efficiency of this model is simulated to be 48.29% and 59% for AM1.5G solar radiation under one sun and 500 sun conditions, respectively. These simulation results will assist in realizing the performance of the 5-junction solar cell in practical fabrication.

J. of Sci. and Tech. Res. 4(1): 37-48, 2022

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2023-07-03

How to Cite

Rahman, M. A., Hasan, M., Kowsar, A., Debnath, S. C., Rahaman, M., & Palash, M. L. (2023). Modeling and Simulation of Efficiency of Five Junction Solar Cell Using MSCS-1D Simulator. Journal of Science and Technology Research, 4(1), 37–48. https://doi.org/10.3329/jscitr.v4i1.67367

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