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Title: Hybrid window layer for photovoltaic cells

Abstract

A novel photovoltaic solar cell and method of making the same are disclosed. The solar cell includes: at least one absorber layer which could either be a lightly doped layer or an undoped layer, and at least a doped window-layers which comprise at least two sub-window-layers. The first sub-window-layer, which is next to the absorber-layer, is deposited to form desirable junction with the absorber-layer. The second sub-window-layer, which is next to the first sub-window-layer, but not in direct contact with the absorber-layer, is deposited in order to have transmission higher than the first-sub-window-layer.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. Syvania, OH
  2. Toledo, OH
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1029281
Patent Number(s):
8030120
Application Number:
11/899,797
Assignee:
The University of Toledo (Toledo, OH)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
NDJ-1-30630-08
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Deng, Xunming, Liao, Xianbo, and Du, Wenhui. Hybrid window layer for photovoltaic cells. United States: N. p., 2011. Web.
Deng, Xunming, Liao, Xianbo, & Du, Wenhui. Hybrid window layer for photovoltaic cells. United States.
Deng, Xunming, Liao, Xianbo, and Du, Wenhui. Tue . "Hybrid window layer for photovoltaic cells". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1029281.
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