Solar Energy Potential and Its Utilization in Perovskite-Based Solar Cells for Selected Sites in Nepal

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  • Krishna Raj Adhikari Pashchimanchal Campus, Pokhara, Institute of Engineering, TU

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https://doi.org/10.3126/tuj.v33i2.33604

Keywords:

solar radiation, perovskite-based solar cell, SCAPS, simulation, performance

Abstract

The measurements of solar radiation for Biratnagar (BRT), Kathmandu (KTM), Pokhara (PKR) and Jumla (JML) have been undertaken using CMP 6 pyranometers from SAHR/IOE/TU, Nepal. Solar radiation and the other meteorological data have been collected from the archives of Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Government of Nepal (DHM/GoN) to analyze the daily Global Solar Radiation (GSR). In this study, perovskite-based solar cells with the configuration Au/SpiroOMETAD/MAPbI3/TiO2/FTO have been simulated using Solar Cell Capacitance Simulator (SCAPS). The power conversion efficiency (PCE) of the cell is found to be 22.67, 22.69, 22.77 and 22.80% in BRT, KTM, PKR and JML respectively, almost similar and better performance, whereas the solar cell performs better in JML due to the high solar irradiance.

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Author Biography

Krishna Raj Adhikari, Pashchimanchal Campus, Pokhara, Institute of Engineering, TU

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Published

2019-12-20

How to Cite

Adhikari, K. R. (2019). Solar Energy Potential and Its Utilization in Perovskite-Based Solar Cells for Selected Sites in Nepal. Tribhuvan University Journal, 33(2), 45–58. https://doi.org/10.3126/tuj.v33i2.33604

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