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Silicon-sheet and thin-film cell and module technology potential

Silicon-sheet and thin-film cell and module technology potential

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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Technical Information Service, distributor in [Washington, DC, Springfield, Va .
Written in English


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Other titlesSilicon sheet and thin film cell and module technology potential
StatementK. Shimada, E.N. Costogue, R.R. Ferber ; prepared by Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology
SeriesNASA contractor report -- NASA CR-175654
ContributionsCostogue, E. N, Ferber, R. R, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.), United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination1 v
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14983217M

A thin-film solar cell is a second generation solar cell that is made by depositing one or more thin layers, or thin film (TF) of photovoltaic material on a substrate, such as glass, plastic or metal. Thin-film solar cells are commercially used in several technologies, including cadmium telluride (CdTe), copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS), and amorphous thin-film silicon (a-Si, TF-Si). A thin film is a layer of material ranging from fractions of a nanometer (monolayer) to several micrometers in thickness. Silicon (Si) is one of the most important semiconductors today because it has a very low occurrence of defects. While it's the building block of most electronic devices, other semiconductors are becoming more important in Format: Hardcover.

Thin Film Solar Cells: Fabrication, Characterization and Applications - Technology transfer with TFT, flat panel display industry - Good for BIPV applications - Radiation hardness - Good for space applications Disadvantages - Lower efficiencies than c-Si potentially larger module costs - Potential for capital-intensive production equipment. With a global market share of about 90%, crystalline silicon is by far the most important photovoltaic technology today. This article reviews the dynamic field of crystalline silicon photovoltaics from a device-engineering perspective. First, it discusses key factors responsible for the success of the classi.

thin-film solar cells research, it is useful to assess international scientific performance. Drawing on a newly constructed and comprehensive dataset of global nanotechnology thin-film solar cells publications, this article examines both quality and quantity . He started work at IMEC in June , where he is currently leading the Silicon PV group, working on c-Si wafer-based solar cells, thin-film silicon solar cells, and advanced module concepts for ultra-thin c-Si wafer-based cells.


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Get this from a library. Silicon-sheet and thin-film cell and module technology potential: issue study. [K Shimada; E N Costogue; R R Ferber; Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.); United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.]. The development of high-efficiency low-cost crystalline silicon ribbon and thih-film solar cells for the energy national photovoltaics program was examined.

The findings of an issue study conducted are presented. The collected data identified the status of the technology, future research needs, and problems experienced. The potentials of present research activities to meet the Author: K.

Shimada, E. Costogue, R. Ferber. The development of high-efficiency low-cost crystalline silicon ribbon and thih-film solar cells for the energy national photovoltaics program was examined. The findings of an issue study conducted are presented.

The collected data identified the status of the technology, future research needs, and problems experienced. The potentials of present research activities to meet the Federal/industry. The use of thin-film silicon for solar cells is a highly promising approach and MHI has developed the world's largest area deposition technology for a-Si modules with m/spl times/ m substrate.

Even though this PV technology currently realizes lower conversion efficiency than other thin-film technologies, such as CIGS (Solar Frontier, ), CdTe (First Solar, ), perovskites (Yang et. Silicon-based thin films (amorphous silicon thin film and multi-junction cell thin film) are classified as second-generation PV technology (Savvilotidou et al., ).

As silicon-based solar cells are the oldest commercialized solar cell, the first LCA research was reported 15 years ago (Koroneos et al., ). However, minimal studies have. Thin-film module survey in another version of this tandem with possibly greater long-term potential.

In this case, the cell under the top amorphous silicon cell is made from a slightly different mixed-phase, microcrystalline form of silicon. H SchadePhotovoltaic thin-film technology based on hydrogenated amorphous silicon. Prog.

S.C. Bhatia, in Advanced Renewable Energy Systems, Doping silicon to create n-type and p-type silicon. In a crystalline silicon cell, we need to contact p-type silicon with n-type silicon to create the built-in electrical process of doping, which creates these materials, introduces an atom of another element into the silicon crystal to alter its electrical properties.

Thin film ( mu m) c-Si cell with the superior short-circuit current of mA/cm(2) which is comparable to that of cast Si solar cells was realized by the improvement of anti-reflection.

The CdTe PV technology is one of the fast developing industry among thin film PV technologies because of low cost, competitive solar energy conversion efficiency, higher absorptivity, the size of.

Future research and technology directions are examined, including issues that are considered important for the development of the specific materials, cell, and module approaches.

Novel technologies and new research areas are surveyed as potential photovoltaic options of the future. The first book of this four-volume edition is dedicated to one of the most promising areas of photovoltaics, which has already reached a large-scale production of the second-generation thin-film solar modules and has resulted in building the powerful solar plants in several countries around the world.

Thin-film technologies using direct-gap semiconductors such as CIGS and CdTe offer the lowest. CIGS (Cu(In,Ga)Se2) thin-film solar modules on glass substrates are currently on the verge of commercialization.

Entirely new application areas could be accessed with CIGS modules fabricated on. Kaneka's thin-film silicon solar panel has a tandem structure that absorbs both the blue and red ends of the light spectrum allowing it to convert even more of the sun's light into energy.

This latest thin-film silicon innovation can deliver high power generation, kWh/kWp, and is environmentally friendly. The already established -1st generation- silicon solar cell technology, the 2nd generation thin film and the 3rd generation dye sensitized solar cells, including new technologies with very high perspectives for reducing the cost of solar electricity such as CZTS, organic polymer and tandem solar cells based on III-V compounds -under.

4 Functioning of Thin-Film Silicon Solar Cells with p–i–n and n–i–p Structures. 5 Tandem and Multijunction Solar Cells. 6 Module Production and Performance. 7 Conclusions. References. Chapter IC CdTe Thin-Film PV Modules.

1 Introduction. 2 Steps for Making Thin-Film CdTe Solar Cells. 3 Making of Integrated Modules. 4 Production of. Thin-film crystalline silicon solar cells Kenji YAMAMOTO A photoelectric conversion efficiency of over 10% has been achieved in thin-film polycrystalline silicon solar cells which consists of a 2 µm thick layer of polycrystalline silicon with a very small grain size (microcrystalline silicon) formed by.

Photovoltaic (PV) is an emerging technology that converts light into electricity. A device which is working under this principle is known as solar cells. The development of solar cells can be classified into three generations such as wafer-based silicon solar cells, thin-film solar cells, and organic solar cells [1,2].

For example, I have read several books on device physics on solar cells, but I haven't found any book which explain concepts so beautifully as this one.

I highly recommend chapter 4 (theory of solar cell devices) to anyone wanting to understand how solar cells Reviews: 2. module efficiency (%) 8 - 11 °C) ¾raw material availability.

The motivation for developing a high-performance, viable thin-film solar cell technology, based on silicon, can be clearly perceived. 9a-Si multijunction solar cells 9 The technological potential of each form of thin film silicon is.

Imec is a reference in the development of cost-effective silicon and thin-film photovoltaics, including cell and module technologies with world-class performance. Discover our offering.Thin film technology has a world-wide reputation in the field of thin film deposition process and also it paves a way for innovative techniques in large scale applications.

Modern thin film technology has evolved into a sophisticated way to increase the performance and esthetic value for making new functional devices. One such application is search of new materials for thin film solar cells as.This introduction to the physics of silicon solar cells focuses on thin cells, while reviewing and discussing the current status of the important technology.

An analysis of the spectral quantum efficiency of thin solar cells is given as well as a full set of analytical : Hardcover.