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Title: Method of restoring degraded solar cells

Abstract

Amorphous silicon solar cells have been shown to have efficiencies which degrade as a result of long exposure to light. Annealing such cells in air at a temperature of about 200 C for at least 30 minutes restores their efficiency. 2 figs.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7258118
Patent Number(s):
4371738 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 6-260170
Assignee:
RCA Corp., New York, NY (United States) PTO; EDB-94-122113
DOE Contract Number:  
EG-77-C-01-4042
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 4 May 1981
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; SILICON SOLAR CELLS; ANNEALING; ENERGY EFFICIENCY; AGE DEPENDENCE; AMORPHOUS STATE; REPAIR; SILICON; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; EFFICIENCY; ELEMENTS; EQUIPMENT; HEAT TREATMENTS; PHOTOELECTRIC CELLS; PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS; SEMIMETALS; SOLAR CELLS; SOLAR EQUIPMENT; 140501* - Solar Energy Conversion- Photovoltaic Conversion

Citation Formats

Staebler, D.L. Method of restoring degraded solar cells. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Staebler, D.L. Method of restoring degraded solar cells. United States.
Staebler, D.L. Tue . "Method of restoring degraded solar cells". United States.
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abstractNote = {Amorphous silicon solar cells have been shown to have efficiencies which degrade as a result of long exposure to light. Annealing such cells in air at a temperature of about 200 C for at least 30 minutes restores their efficiency. 2 figs.},
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year = {1983},
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