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Title: Photovoltaic solar cell

A photovoltaic solar cell for generating electricity from sunlight is disclosed. The photovoltaic solar cell comprises a plurality of spaced-apart point contact junctions formed in a semiconductor body to receive the sunlight and generate the electricity therefrom, the plurality of spaced-apart point contact junctions having a first plurality of regions having a first doping type and a second plurality of regions having a second doping type. In addition, the photovoltaic solar cell comprises a first electrical contact electrically connected to each of the first plurality of regions and a second electrical contact electrically connected to each of the second plurality of regions, as well as a passivation layer covering major surfaces and sidewalls of the photovoltaic solar cell.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1132260
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL
Patent Number(s):
8,728,857
Application Number:
14/089,011
Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Nov 25
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

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