Simulation of perovskite solar cell temperature under reverse and forward bias conditions

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We have developed a model to calculate the temperature of an illuminated perovskite solar cell (PSC) under the forward bias and that of a shaded one under the reverse bias at different ambient conditions. The results show that the dissipated power due to the reverse bias (P R B) should be more than around 6 W to have a higher temperature in the shaded solar cell than that in the illuminated solar cell at the solar irradiance of 1000 W / m 2, and this result is almost ambient temperature and wind velocity independent. It is also found that the generated thermal power due to the nonradiative recombination (P R e c) becomes significant at the open circuit voltage (V o c) condition, leading to illuminated solar cell temperature (T c r) higher than that at the short circuit current (J s c) condition by about 12.7 K, 13.3 K, and 13.9 K at the ambient temperatures of 270 K, 300 K, and 330 K, respectively. In addition, the influence of the thickness of the illuminated solar cell on its temperature at the V o c condition is investigated, which reveals that, by increasing the thickness from 100 nm to 300 nm, the solar cell temperature can increase by 20 K.

Original languageEnglish
Article number153102
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number15
Early online date16 Oct 2019
Publication statusPublished - 21 Oct 2019


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