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Silicon PV module customization using laser technology for new BIPV applications
Research Areas
  • Engineering,
  • Mechanical aeronautics and naval engineering,
  • Electric engineers, electronic and automatic (eil)
It is well known that lasers have helped to increase efficiency and to reduce production costs in the photovoltaic (PV) sector in the last two decades, appearing in most cases as the ideal tool to solve some of the critical bottlenecks of production both in thin film (TF) and crystalline silicon (c-Si) technologies. The accumulated experience in these fields has brought as a consequence the possibility of using laser technology to produce new Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) products with a high degree of customization. However, to produce efficiently these personalized products it is necessary the development of optimized laser processes able to transform standard products in customized items oriented to the BIPV market. In particular, the production of semitransparencies and/or freeform geometries in TF a-Si modules and standard c-Si modules is an application of great interest in this market. In this work we present results of customization of both TF a-Si modules and standard monocrystalline (m-Si) and policrystalline silicon (pc-Si) modules using laser ablation and laser cutting processes. A discussion about the laser processes parameterization to guarantee the functionality of the device is included. Finally some examples of final devices are presented with a full discussion of the process approach used in their fabrication.
SPIE Optics + Photonics 2014
San Diego
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Laser Processing and Fabrication for Solar, Displays, and Optoelectronic Devices III, edited by Edward W. Reutzel, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 9180
  • Autor: Juan José García-Ballesteros . (UPM)
  • Autor: Sara Lauzurica Santiago (UPM)
  • Autor: Miguel Morales Furio (UPM)
  • Autor: Teodosio del Caño (Onyx Solar)
  • Autor: Daniel Valencia (Onyx Solar)
  • Autor: Leonardo Casado (Onyx Solar)
  • Autor: osé Lorenzo Balenzategui (CIEMAT)
  • Autor: Carlos Luis Molpeceres Alvarez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Investigación en Ingeniería y Aplicaciones del Láser
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro Laser
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