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Title: Silicon-Film{trademark} Solar Cells by a Flexible Manufacturing System

Abstract

AstroPower is developing a manufacturing process for Silicon-Film{trademark} solar cell production under the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) cost-share program. This document reports on results from the first phase of a three-phase effort. Progress is reported on developing new procedures and equipment for in-line wet-chemical processes, metallization processes, sheet fabrication, solar cell processing, module assembly, solar cell testing, metallurgical-grade silicon purification, and recycling of Silicon-Film{trademark} sheet materials. Future concepts and goals for the Silicon-Film{trademark} process are also discussed.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of Energy (US)
OSTI Identifier:
12181
Report Number(s):
NREL/SR-520-26834
TRN: US200312%%165
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-99GO10337
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Supercedes report DE00012181; PBD: 13 Sep 1999; PBD: 13 Sep 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; FABRICATION; MANUFACTURING; PROCESSING; PRODUCTION; PURIFICATION; RECYCLING; SILICON; SOLAR CELLS; TESTING; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; PHOTOVOLTAIC MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY; PVMAT; SILICON-FILM; IN-LINE WET PROCESSING; CONTINUOUS METALLIZATION; SOLAR CELL EFFICIENCY; MODULE COST REDUCTION; MANUFACTURING SYSTEM; PHOTOVOLTAICS

Citation Formats

Culik, J. S., Rand, J. A., Bai, Y., Bower, J. R., Cummings, J. R., Goncharovsky, I., Jonczyk, R., Sims, P. E., Hall, R. B., and Barnett, A. M. Silicon-Film{trademark} Solar Cells by a Flexible Manufacturing System. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/12181.
Culik, J. S., Rand, J. A., Bai, Y., Bower, J. R., Cummings, J. R., Goncharovsky, I., Jonczyk, R., Sims, P. E., Hall, R. B., & Barnett, A. M. Silicon-Film{trademark} Solar Cells by a Flexible Manufacturing System. United States. doi:10.2172/12181.
Culik, J. S., Rand, J. A., Bai, Y., Bower, J. R., Cummings, J. R., Goncharovsky, I., Jonczyk, R., Sims, P. E., Hall, R. B., and Barnett, A. M. Mon . "Silicon-Film{trademark} Solar Cells by a Flexible Manufacturing System". United States. doi:10.2172/12181. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/12181.
@article{osti_12181,
title = {Silicon-Film{trademark} Solar Cells by a Flexible Manufacturing System},
author = {Culik, J. S. and Rand, J. A. and Bai, Y. and Bower, J. R. and Cummings, J. R. and Goncharovsky, I. and Jonczyk, R. and Sims, P. E. and Hall, R. B. and Barnett, A. M.},
abstractNote = {AstroPower is developing a manufacturing process for Silicon-Film{trademark} solar cell production under the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) cost-share program. This document reports on results from the first phase of a three-phase effort. Progress is reported on developing new procedures and equipment for in-line wet-chemical processes, metallization processes, sheet fabrication, solar cell processing, module assembly, solar cell testing, metallurgical-grade silicon purification, and recycling of Silicon-Film{trademark} sheet materials. Future concepts and goals for the Silicon-Film{trademark} process are also discussed.},
doi = {10.2172/12181},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
}

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