Advances in Photovoltaics: Part 3, by Gerhard P. Willeke, Eicke R. Weber

By Gerhard P. Willeke, Eicke R. Weber

This quantity is the 3rd of a collection of 7 relating to photovoltaics. sun cell-related applied sciences coated the following comprise: ribbon silicon; heterojunction crystalline silicon; wafer an identical crystalline silicon; and different complex silicon sun phone constructions and processes.

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It allows for self-aligned plating of the front contacts as well. Both processes insert extra steps after firing of the Al-BSF, which can therefore be optimized independently of the front contact. In this approach, a plated Ni/ Cu/Ag front contact stack is used. Two extra steps are added, and the approach allows for thinner, highly conductive grid lines as well. Roth & Rau are working on commercialization. 8 Effect of encapsulation on blue response Selective emitters show an increase in j–V parameters on solar cell level as demonstrated above, but the enhanced performance has to occur on module level after encapsulation under glass as well.

10). Once the saw damage is etched away, the textured surface starts to flatten again for prolonged processing times, as sharp edges are rounded. 8 The etching reaction takes place in two steps, an oxidation 8 Note that the maximum depth of saw damage can be up to around 10 μm, but as predominantly the damaged areas are attacked, less overall removal of Si is needed. 21 State-of-the-Art Industrial Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells 3Si + 4HNO3 ! 27) followed by etching of the SiO2 3SiO2 + 18HF ! 28) Afterward, the thin porous Si layer at the surface is etched off in (cold) KOH.

Remote plasma systems are usually operating in inline geometries with the wafers 11 12 Note that recombination rate is dependent on np in Eqs. 14). This surface damage is not necessarily negative, as it can provide a reservoir for H. State-of-the-Art Industrial Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells 27 lying on trays being transported through the reactor underneath the linear plasma source. 1–1 mbar and deposition temperature is between 300 and 450  C, depending on technology. Precursor gases used are SiH4 and NH3, and the SiH4/NH3 ratio determines the stoichiometry and therefore refractive index and absorption coefficient of the resulting SiNx:H.

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