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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.degree. C. for at least 30 minutes restores their efficiency.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Lawrenceville, NJ
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
864480
Patent Number(s):
4371738
Assignee:
RCA Corporation (New York, NY)
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:  
EG-77-C-01-4042
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; restoring; degraded; solar; cells; amorphous; silicon; shown; efficiencies; degrade; result; exposure; light; annealing; air; temperature; 200; degree; 30; minutes; restores; efficiency; amorphous silicon; solar cell; solar cells; silicon solar; /136/

Citation Formats

Staebler, David L. Method of restoring degraded solar cells. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Staebler, David L. Method of restoring degraded solar cells. United States.
Staebler, David L. Sat . "Method of restoring degraded solar cells". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864480.
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author = {Staebler, David L},
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.degree. C. for at least 30 minutes restores their efficiency.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {1}
}

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