Immense energy is required for the production of first generation solar cells and they also tend to be rigid. There are lower efficiencies of the second generation solar cells than the first generation solar cells. On the other hand, the durability and efficiency of the third generation solar cells is more than the first generation solart cells. Moreover, the third generation solar cells are not available commercially and this area of solar cells requires more research and development. The current research works makes use of silver nanoparticles to enhance the efficiency of third generation solar cells. Silver nanoparticles were first made and then the solar cells were fabricated. Titanium and platinum electrodes were used. The titanium electrode was immersed in the silver nanocluster solution for 12 hours after which the electrodes were then clipped together. Solar simulator was used in the research work for testing the efficiency of the solar cells. The efficiency was calculated to be 3.46%. The results of the research work suggest that silver nanoparticles can essentially enhance the efficiency of third generation solar cells.
Misbah Faiz: U.S.Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar.
Engr. Dr. Adnan Daud Khan: U.S.Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy, University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar.
Misbah Faiz and Engr. Dr. Adnan Daud Khan Efficiency of Silver Nanoparticles in third Generation Solar Cells International Journal of Engineering Works Vol. 6 Issue 03 PP. 90-93 March 2019
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