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65-micron thin monocrystalline silicon solar cell technology allowing 12-fold reduction in silicon usage

Stocks, Matthew; Weber, K. J; Babaei, Jafar; Everett, V; Neuendorf, A; Kerr, Mark John; Verlinden, P.J; Blakers, Andrew

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Thin (<70 micron) single crystal silicon solar cells have been manufactured through the use of a novel process involving selective etching. Narrow grooves are micromachined through the wafer using a standard micromachining technique with cells manufactured on the resulting silicon strips. These bifacial cells have a much greater surface area than the original wafer, leading to dramatic decreases in processing effort and silicon usage. Individual cells fabricated using the new process have...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorStocks, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorWeber, K. J
dc.contributor.authorBabaei, Jafar
dc.contributor.authorEverett, V
dc.contributor.authorNeuendorf, A
dc.contributor.authorKerr, Mark John
dc.contributor.authorVerlinden, P.J
dc.contributor.authorBlakers, Andrew
dc.coverage.spatialOsaka, Japan
dc.coverage.temporalMay 11-18
dc.date.accessioned2003-07-24
dc.date.accessioned2004-05-19T12:59:51Z
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T08:52:42Z
dc.date.available2004-05-19T12:59:51Z
dc.date.available2011-01-05T08:52:42Z
dc.date.created2003
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/40823
dc.description.abstractThin (<70 micron) single crystal silicon solar cells have been manufactured through the use of a novel process involving selective etching. Narrow grooves are micromachined through the wafer using a standard micromachining technique with cells manufactured on the resulting silicon strips. These bifacial cells have a much greater surface area than the original wafer, leading to dramatic decreases in processing effort and silicon usage. Individual cells fabricated using the new process have displayed efficiencies up to 17.5% while a 560cm2 prototype module has displayed an efficiency of 12.3%. The size, thickness and bifacial nature of the cells offer the opportunity for a wide variety of module architectures and applications.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofseries3rd World Conference of Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conversion
dc.subjectsliver cell concept
dc.subjectsolar cells
dc.subjectcell design
dc.title65-micron thin monocrystalline silicon solar cell technology allowing 12-fold reduction in silicon usage
dc.typeConference paper
local.description.refereedno
local.identifier.citationyear2003
local.identifier.eprintid1770
local.rights.ispublishedyes
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