This work presents TCAD simulation for InGaN multiple quantum well (MQW) solar cell at high temperature and high solar concentration that have recently been reported. A MQW device with 40 periods of In0.12Ga0.88N/GaN quantum well stack is simulated. Simulation results are in close agreement with experimental I-V data measured up to 450 °C and under concentration of up to 300 suns. The impact of polarization charges at the nitride hetero-interface is also investigated. The internal quantum efficiency (IQE) is simulated and compared with experimental data as well. A drop in IQE with increasing polarization screening factor is observed, which demonstrates that polarization effects reduce the carrier collection probability of this device structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 IEEE 43rd Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509027248
StatePublished - Nov 18 2016
Event43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2016 - Portland, United States
Duration: Jun 5 2016Jun 10 2016


Other43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • High Temperature
  • Multiple quantum well
  • nitride
  • photovoltaic
  • TCAD simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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