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Sliver® modules - a crystalline silicon technology of the future

Blakers, Andrew; Weber, K. J; Everett, V; Deenapanray, S; Babaei, Jafar; Stocks, Matthew; Weber, K. J; Everett, V; Deenapanray, S; Babaei, Jafar; Stocks, Matthew

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A new technique has been devised for the manufacture of thin (<60µm) highly efficient single crystalline solar cells. Novel methods of encapsulating these Sliver® solar cells have also been devised. Narrow grooves are formed through a 1-2mm thick wafer. Device processing (diffusion, oxidation, deposition) is performed on the wafer, so that each of the narrow strips becomes a solar cell. The strips are then detached from the wafer and laid on their sides, which greatly increases the surface area...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBlakers, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorWeber, K. J
dc.contributor.authorEverett, V
dc.contributor.authorDeenapanray, S
dc.contributor.authorBabaei, Jafar
dc.contributor.authorStocks, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorWeber, K. J
dc.contributor.authorEverett, V
dc.contributor.authorDeenapanray, S
dc.contributor.authorBabaei, Jafar
dc.contributor.authorStocks, Matthew
dc.coverage.spatialParis
dc.coverage.temporalJune 2004
dc.date.accessioned2004-11-26
dc.date.accessioned2005-03-10
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-05T08:24:49Z
dc.date.available2005-03-10
dc.date.available2011-01-05T08:24:49Z
dc.date.created2004
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/42613
dc.identifier.urihttp://digitalcollections.anu.edu.au/handle/1885/42613
dc.description.abstractA new technique has been devised for the manufacture of thin (<60µm) highly efficient single crystalline solar cells. Novel methods of encapsulating these Sliver® solar cells have also been devised. Narrow grooves are formed through a 1-2mm thick wafer. Device processing (diffusion, oxidation, deposition) is performed on the wafer, so that each of the narrow strips becomes a solar cell. The strips are then detached from the wafer and laid on their sides, which greatly increases the surface area of solar cell that can be obtained from the wafer. Further gains of a factor of two can be obtained by utilising a simple method of static concentration. Large decreases in processing effort (up to 30-fold) and silicon usage (up to 10-fold) per m2 of module are possible. The size, thickness and bifacial nature of the cells create the opportunity for a wide variety of module architectures and applications.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofseries19th European PV Solar Energy Conference
dc.subjectcost reduction
dc.subjectthin film
dc.titleSliver® modules - a crystalline silicon technology of the future
dc.typeConference paper
local.description.refereedno
local.identifier.citationyear2004
local.identifier.eprintid2865
local.rights.ispublishedno
dc.date.issued2004
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