Influence of epoxy resin as encapsulation material of silicon photovoltaic cells on maximum current

David Acevedo-Gómez, Alejandro Velásquez-López, Gilberto Osorio-Gómez, Ricardo Mejía-Gutiérrez, H.F. Abdul Amir, P.S. Khiew
2017 MATEC Web of Conferences  
This work presents an analysis about how the performance of silicon photovoltaic cells is influenced by the use of epoxy resin as encapsulation material with flat roughness. The effect of encapsulation on current at maximum power of mono-crystalline cell was tested indoor in a solar simulator bench at 1000 w/m² and AM1.5G. The results show that implementation of flat roughness layer onto cell surface reduces the maximum current inducing on average 2.7% less power with respect to a cell before
more » ... to a cell before any encapsulation. The losses of power and, in consequence, the less production of energy are explained by resin light absorption, reflection and partially neutralization of non-reflective coating.
doi:10.1051/matecconf/201710814001 fatcat:tgkhwezufjablcx4symjjlviqa