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A Novel Low-Cost, High Efficiency Micromachined Silicon Solar Cell

Weber, Klaus; Stocks, Matthew; Babaei, Jafar; Everett, Vernie; Neuendorf, Annette; Verlinden, P; Blakers, Andrew


This letter presents a new process for the fabrication of solar cells and modules from single crystal silicon wafers with substantially reduced silicon consumption and processing effort compared to conventional wafer-based cells. The technique of narrow trench etching in an alkaline solution is used to create a series of thin silicon strips extending vertically through the wafer. By turning the silicon strips on their side, a large increase in surface area is achieved. Individual cells...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: IEEE Electron Device Letters
DOI: 10.1109/LED.2003.821600


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