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Title: Arrays of ultrathin silicon solar microcells

Abstract

Provided are solar cells, photovoltaics and related methods for making solar cells, wherein the solar cell is made of ultrathin solar grade or low quality silicon. In an aspect, the invention is a method of making a solar cell by providing a solar cell substrate having a receiving surface and assembling a printable semiconductor element on the receiving surface of the substrate via contact printing. The semiconductor element has a thickness that is less than or equal to 100 .mu.m and, for example, is made from low grade Si.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1209338
Patent Number(s):
9105782
Application Number:
14/173,525
Assignee:
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (Urbana, IL)
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:  
FG02-07ER46453
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2014 Feb 05
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Rogers, John A., Rockett, Angus A., Nuzzo, Ralph, Yoon, Jongseung, and Baca, Alfred. Arrays of ultrathin silicon solar microcells. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Rogers, John A., Rockett, Angus A., Nuzzo, Ralph, Yoon, Jongseung, & Baca, Alfred. Arrays of ultrathin silicon solar microcells. United States.
Rogers, John A., Rockett, Angus A., Nuzzo, Ralph, Yoon, Jongseung, and Baca, Alfred. Tue . "Arrays of ultrathin silicon solar microcells". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1209338.
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