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In this talk we develop a coherent physics based understanding of the shunt leakage problem in a-Si:H cells, and discuss its implications on cell and module level.
Karthik Y and Souvik Mahapatra are with Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Sourabh Dongaonkar; Souvik Mahapatra; ; Muhammad Alam (2011), "A Physical Model for Non-Ohmic Shunt Conduction and Metastability in Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells," https://nanohub.org/resources/11841.
37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, Seattle WA