Studies have shown that wide bandgap material is required for high efficiency multi-junction solar cell applications. Here, we address proper deposition condition for high quality a-SiC:H films. In high power high pressure regime, we observed that the defect density get much lowered to the similar defect level of a-Si:H film with high H2 dilution. Single junction solar cells fabricated with the optimized condition show high open circuit voltage and low LID effect. The degradation after the LID test was only 13 % reduction of the efficiency indicating that a-SiC:H could be promising material for multi-junction solar cells.