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Title: Technical Comparative Analysis of "Best of Breed" Turnkey Si-Based Processes and Equipment, to be Used to Produce a Combined Multi-entity Research and Development Technology Roadmap for Thick and Thin Silicon PV

A side-by-side analysis was done on then currently available technology, along with roadmaps to push each particular option forward. Variations in turnkey line processes can and do result in finished solar device performance. Together with variations in starting material quality, the result is a distribution of effciencies. Forensic analysis and characterization of each crystalline Si based technology will determine the most promising approach with respect to cost, efficiency and reliability. Forensic analysis will also shed light on the causes of binning variations. Si solar cells were forensically analyzed from each turn key supplier using a host of techniques
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  1. The Solar Energy Consortium, Kingston, NY (United States)
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Report Number(s):
Final Report-DOE 282 TSEC
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Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
The Solar Energy Consortium, Kingston, NY (United States)
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Contributing Orgs:
IBM, Hawthorne, NY (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
14 SOLAR ENERGY Silicon; Turn key lines