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Memorias de investigación
Book chapters:
Purity requirements for silicon in PV applications
Year:2016
Research Areas
  • Silicon
Information
Abstract
Polycrystalline silicon (commonly called "polysilicon") is the material of choice for photovoltaic (PV) applications. Polysilicon is the purest synthetic material on the market, though its processing through gas purification and decomposition (commonly called "Siemens" process) carries high environmental risk. While many current optoelectronic applications require high purity, PV applications do not and therefore alternate processes and materials are being explored for PV grade silicon. Solar Silicon Processes: Technologies, Challenges, and Opportunities reviews current and potential future processing technologies for PV applications of solar silicon. It describes alternative processes and issues of material purity, cost, and environmental impact. It covers limits of silicon use with respect to high-efficiency solar cells and challenges arising from R&D activities.
International
Si
10.1201/9781315369075-2
Book Edition
1
Book Publishing
CRC Press - Taylor & Francis Group
ISBN
978-1-4987-4265-8
Series
Book title
Solar Silicon Processes: Technologies, Challenges and Opportunities
From page
1
To page
48
Participants
  • Autor: Carlos del Cañizo Nadal (UPM)
  • Autor: S. Binetti
  • 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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