Schottky Junction Printable Solar Cell

There is a massive demand for non-conventional sources of energy owing to a limited supply of currently prevalent sources like fossil fuels. However, a rise in demand for affordable solar power components, including solar panels, is expected to fuel the printable solar cells market in the near future. The photovoltaic cell provides better performance at a good cost, but they are not flexible in nature. Also, conventional crystalline silicon-based PV devices have several problems such as High usage of raw materials, High thermal budget, Recycling of silicon, High manufacturing cost, Several complicated productions, and Less efficient Solar Cells.

Therefore, we thought to fabricate semiconductor nanocrystals-based screen-printed flexible solar cells. The first semiconductor nanocrystals or powder layer mixed with polymer binder or the active layer is screen printed on an FTO coated glass. The First active layer will create a Schottky Junction with the FTO coated glass. Then the Second semiconductor nanocrystals or powder layer mixed with polymer binder is screen printed that would collect the electrons. The second layer would create an ohmic contact for the first layer. Lastly, the back electrode would be screen printed, which would act as a back electrode for electron extraction.

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Meet the Team

  • Nikhil Shrivastav

    Research Scholar (CURIN)
    Chitkara University, Punjab
  • Dr. Rahul Pandey

    Assistant Professor (CURIN)
    Chitkara University, Punjab
  • Dr. Jaya Madan

    Assistant Professor (CURIN)
    Chitkara University, Punjab

Contact Information

Mr. Nikhil Shrivastav
Email – nikhil.shrivastav@chitkara.edu.in
Mobile – 7340749567