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Thin absorbers for defect-tolerant solar cell design
Year:2016
Research Areas
  • Silicon,
  • Solar cells
Information
Abstract
Thin silicon wafers provide a pathway to lower cost and lower capital intensity PV module manufacturing. They can also produce higher-efficiency devices with less expensive feedstock and crystallization processes because they require shorter diffusion lengths and operate at higher carrier injection. Through simulation, we show that thin Si wafers can be incorporated into high-efficiency cells with greater defect tolerance than thick wafers. Experimentally, we demonstrate the importance of excellent surface passivation to realizing the efficiency potential of thin silicon solar cells and show that such passivation can be achieved in silicon/amorphous silicon heterojunction devices.
International
Si
Congress
43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
960
Place
Portland (OR), U.S.A.
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-1-5090-2724-8
10.1109/pvsc.2016.7749669
Start Date
05/06/2016
End Date
10/06/2016
From page
606
To page
610
Proc. 43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
Participants
  • Autor: D.B. Needleman
  • Autor: A. Augusto
  • Autor: Ana Peral Boiza (UPM)
  • Autor: S. Bowden
  • Autor: Carlos del Cañizo Nadal (UPM)
  • Autor: T. Buonassisi
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Silicio y Nuevos Conceptos para Células Solares
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Energía Solar
  • Departamento: Electrónica Física
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