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Solar fuel production by using PV/PEC junctions based on earth-abundant materials. / Perez-Rodriguez, Paula; Digdaya, Ibadillah; Raventos, Andrea Mangel; Falkenberg, Michael; Vasudevan, Ravi; Zeman, Miro; Smith, Wilson; Smets, Arno H.M.

2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2018. p. 1-5.

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Perez-Rodriguez, P, Digdaya, I, Raventos, AM, Falkenberg, M, Vasudevan, R, Zeman, M, Smith, W & Smets, AHM 2018, Solar fuel production by using PV/PEC junctions based on earth-abundant materials. in 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 1-5, 44th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017, Washington, United States, 25/06/17. https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2017.8366861

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Perez-Rodriguez P, Digdaya I, Raventos AM, Falkenberg M, Vasudevan R, Zeman M et al. Solar fuel production by using PV/PEC junctions based on earth-abundant materials. In 2017 IEEE 44th Photovoltaic Specialist Conference, PVSC 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2018. p. 1-5 https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2017.8366861

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title = "Solar fuel production by using PV/PEC junctions based on earth-abundant materials",
abstract = "One of the main problems of renewable energies is storage of the energy carrier. For long-term storage, solar fuels seem to be a good option. Direct solar water splitting could play an important role in the production of these solar fuels. One of the main challenges of this process is the charge separation and collection at the interfaces. The knowledge on photovoltaic (PV) junctions can be used to tackle this challenge. In this work, the use of doped layers to enhance the electric field in an a-SiC:H photocathode, and the use of thin-film silicon multijunction devices to achieve a stand-alone solar water splitting device are discussed. Using a p-i-n structure as a-SiC:H photocathode, a current density of 10mA/cm2 is achievable. The p-i-n structure proposed also indicates the suitability of traditional PV structures for solar water splitting. In addition, hybrid devices, including a silicon heterojunction PV device, are proposed. A combination of the a-SiC:H photocathode with a nc-Si:H/c-Si is demonstrated and potential STH efficiencies of 7.9{\%} have been achieved. Furthermore, a purely PV approach such as a triple junction a-Si:H/nc-Si:H/nc-Si:H solar cell is demonstrated, with solar-to-hydrogen (STH) efficiencies of 9.8{\%}",
author = "Paula Perez-Rodriguez and Ibadillah Digdaya and Raventos, {Andrea Mangel} and Michael Falkenberg and Ravi Vasudevan and Miro Zeman and Wilson Smith and Smets, {Arno H.M.}",
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