Effect of Dust Deposition on the Performance of Thin Film Solar Cell

  • Mahfoud Abderrezek Kauno technologijos universitetas
  • Mohamed Fathi
Keywords: Dust, SCAPS-1D, Solar cells, CZTS.


The effect of dust on the performances of the thin-film solar cell CZTS (Cu2ZnSnS4) was investigated. With the use of the spectrophotometric measuring instrument, an experimental study was made on  one piece of glass of 10X10 cm2 with different levels of deposited dust (soil) , it will allow to estimate the resulting solar spectrum affected by the dust deposed on the piece of the glass, the affected spectrum by the dust deposition is used as an input spectrum for solar cell simulator SCAPS-1D (Solar Capacitance simulator in one dimension), the obtained results showed that when the accumulation of the dust increased on the solar cells surface, the short current density and the maximum power of the solar cells was affected strongly.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.eie.24.1.20158