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Title: Long-term stability and outdoor performance of a-Si alloy photovoltaic devices: Small-area mulijunction cells and large-area tandem modules

Abstract

Recent advances in a-Si alloy materials and device structures have allowed the fabrication of stable, high efficiency multi-junction solar cells (1--3). Applying these advances to our roll-to-roll production process, ECD/Sovonics has produced tandem-type large-area photovoltaic modules which exhibit high power output and very good long-term stability. These devices are being tested indoors and outdoors for both performance and reliability. In this paper, test results are reported on the long-term stability and outdoor performance of both the small-area wells as well as the large-area modules. The a-Si alloy materials and multi-junction device structures used to produce these cells and modules have enabled us to obtain high efficiency and also long-term stability after many months of exposure to either indoor AM1-type illumination or to actual outdoor conditions.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energy Conversion Devices, Inc./Sovonics Solar Systems, Troy, Michigan 48084
OSTI Identifier:
5255429
Report Number(s):
CONF-870116-
Journal ID: CODEN: APCPC
Resource Type:
Conference
Journal Name:
AIP Conf. Proc.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 157:1; Conference: International conference on stability of amorphous silicon alloy materials and devices, Palo Alto, CA, USA, 28 Jan 1987
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS; FABRICATION; PERFORMANCE TESTING; STABILITY; SILICON ALLOYS; AMORPHOUS STATE; MEDIUM TEMPERATURE; PHYSICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; SEMICONDUCTOR JUNCTIONS; ALLOYS; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; JUNCTIONS; PHOTOELECTRIC CELLS; RADIATION EFFECTS; TESTING; 140501* - Solar Energy Conversion- Photovoltaic Conversion

Citation Formats

Burdick, J, Boman, L, and Chen, E. Long-term stability and outdoor performance of a-Si alloy photovoltaic devices: Small-area mulijunction cells and large-area tandem modules. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Burdick, J, Boman, L, & Chen, E. Long-term stability and outdoor performance of a-Si alloy photovoltaic devices: Small-area mulijunction cells and large-area tandem modules. United States.
Burdick, J, Boman, L, and Chen, E. 1987. "Long-term stability and outdoor performance of a-Si alloy photovoltaic devices: Small-area mulijunction cells and large-area tandem modules". United States.
@article{osti_5255429,
title = {Long-term stability and outdoor performance of a-Si alloy photovoltaic devices: Small-area mulijunction cells and large-area tandem modules},
author = {Burdick, J and Boman, L and Chen, E},
abstractNote = {Recent advances in a-Si alloy materials and device structures have allowed the fabrication of stable, high efficiency multi-junction solar cells (1--3). Applying these advances to our roll-to-roll production process, ECD/Sovonics has produced tandem-type large-area photovoltaic modules which exhibit high power output and very good long-term stability. These devices are being tested indoors and outdoors for both performance and reliability. In this paper, test results are reported on the long-term stability and outdoor performance of both the small-area wells as well as the large-area modules. The a-Si alloy materials and multi-junction device structures used to produce these cells and modules have enabled us to obtain high efficiency and also long-term stability after many months of exposure to either indoor AM1-type illumination or to actual outdoor conditions.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/5255429}, journal = {AIP Conf. Proc.; (United States)},
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volume = 157:1,
place = {United States},
year = {1987},
month = {6}
}

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