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Title: Fabrication of contacts for silicon solar cells including printing burn through layers

Abstract

A method for fabricating a contact (240) for a solar cell (200). The method includes providing a solar cell substrate (210) with a surface that is covered or includes an antireflective coating (220). For example, the substrate (210) may be positioned adjacent or proximate to an outlet of an inkjet printer (712) or other deposition device. The method continues with forming a burn through layer (230) on the coating (220) by depositing a metal oxide precursor (e.g., using an inkjet or other non-contact printing method to print or apply a volume of liquid or solution containing the precursor). The method includes forming a contact layer (240) comprising silver over or on the burn through layer (230), and then annealing is performed to electrically connect the contact layer (240) to the surface of the solar cell substrate (210) through a portion of the burn through layer (230) and the coating (220).

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1135907
Patent Number(s):
8,759,144
Application Number:
12/745,400
Assignee:
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden, CO) GFO
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Ginley, David S, Kaydanova, Tatiana, Miedaner, Alexander, Curtis, Calvin J, and Van Hest, Marinus Franciscus Antonius Maria. Fabrication of contacts for silicon solar cells including printing burn through layers. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Ginley, David S, Kaydanova, Tatiana, Miedaner, Alexander, Curtis, Calvin J, & Van Hest, Marinus Franciscus Antonius Maria. Fabrication of contacts for silicon solar cells including printing burn through layers. United States.
Ginley, David S, Kaydanova, Tatiana, Miedaner, Alexander, Curtis, Calvin J, and Van Hest, Marinus Franciscus Antonius Maria. Tue . "Fabrication of contacts for silicon solar cells including printing burn through layers". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1135907.
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abstractNote = {A method for fabricating a contact (240) for a solar cell (200). The method includes providing a solar cell substrate (210) with a surface that is covered or includes an antireflective coating (220). For example, the substrate (210) may be positioned adjacent or proximate to an outlet of an inkjet printer (712) or other deposition device. The method continues with forming a burn through layer (230) on the coating (220) by depositing a metal oxide precursor (e.g., using an inkjet or other non-contact printing method to print or apply a volume of liquid or solution containing the precursor). The method includes forming a contact layer (240) comprising silver over or on the burn through layer (230), and then annealing is performed to electrically connect the contact layer (240) to the surface of the solar cell substrate (210) through a portion of the burn through layer (230) and the coating (220).},
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year = {Tue Jun 24 00:00:00 EDT 2014},
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