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Title: Innovative manufacturing technologies for low-cost, high efficiency PERC-based PV modules

Abstract

The goal this project was to accelerate the deployment of innovative solar cell and module technologies that reduce the cost of PERC-based modules to best-in-class. New module integration technology was to be used to reduce the cost and reliance on conventional silver bus bar pastes and enhance cell efficiency. On the cell manufacturing front, the cost of PERC solar cells was to be reduced by introducing advanced metallization approaches to increase cell efficiency. These advancements will be combined with process optimization to target cell efficiencies in the range of 21 to 21.5%. This project will also explore the viability of a bifacial PERC solar cell design to enable cost savings through the use of thin silicon wafers. This project was terminated on 4/30/17 after four months of activity due financial challenges facing the recipient.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Suniva Inc., Norcross, GA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Suniva Inc., Norcross, GA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
OSTI Identifier:
1352322
Report Number(s):
DOE-Suniva-7581
7707891797
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0007581
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION

Citation Formats

Yelundur, Vijay. Innovative manufacturing technologies for low-cost, high efficiency PERC-based PV modules. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1352322.
Yelundur, Vijay. Innovative manufacturing technologies for low-cost, high efficiency PERC-based PV modules. United States. doi:10.2172/1352322.
Yelundur, Vijay. Wed . "Innovative manufacturing technologies for low-cost, high efficiency PERC-based PV modules". United States. doi:10.2172/1352322. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1352322.
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title = {Innovative manufacturing technologies for low-cost, high efficiency PERC-based PV modules},
author = {Yelundur, Vijay},
abstractNote = {The goal this project was to accelerate the deployment of innovative solar cell and module technologies that reduce the cost of PERC-based modules to best-in-class. New module integration technology was to be used to reduce the cost and reliance on conventional silver bus bar pastes and enhance cell efficiency. On the cell manufacturing front, the cost of PERC solar cells was to be reduced by introducing advanced metallization approaches to increase cell efficiency. These advancements will be combined with process optimization to target cell efficiencies in the range of 21 to 21.5%. This project will also explore the viability of a bifacial PERC solar cell design to enable cost savings through the use of thin silicon wafers. This project was terminated on 4/30/17 after four months of activity due financial challenges facing the recipient.},
doi = {10.2172/1352322},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Apr 19 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Wed Apr 19 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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