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Author Rand, J. A. ♦ Bai, Y. ♦ Culik, J. S. ♦ Ford, D. H. ♦ Sims, P. E. ♦ Barnett, A. M.
Sponsorship USDOE
Source United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information
Content type Text
Language English
Subject Keyword SOLAR ENERGY ♦ SILICON ♦ SOLAR CELLS ♦ SILICON SOLAR CELLS ♦ SEMICONDUCTOR JUNCTIONS ♦ ANTIREFLECTION COATINGS ♦ SURFACE TREATMENTS ♦ MANUFACTURING
Abstract AstroPower is developing a manufacturing process for the production of large-area Silicon-Film{trademark} solar cells under an NREL-administered PVMaT cost-share program. Recent work has focused on new processes and equipment capable of handling very large Silicon-Film{trademark} planks in a low-cost, high-throughput, production environment. New solar cell processes developed include continuous large-area junction diffusion and AR coating. Processes under development include metallization and chemical etching. Large area plank-based processes give a high degree of flexibility, allowing the fabrication of solar cells 100 cm{sup 2} to 900 cm{sup 2} on the same production line. {copyright} {ital 1999 American Institute of Physics.}
ISSN 0094243X
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1999-03-01
Publisher Place United States
Volume Number 462
Issue Number 1
Technical Publication No. CONF-980935-


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