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Title: Method of making a back contacted solar cell

Abstract

A back-contacted solar cell having laser-drilled vias connecting the front-surface carrier-collector junction to an electrode grid on the back surface. The structure may also include a rear surface carrier-collector junction connected to the same grid. The substrate is connected to a second grid which is interdigitated with the first. Both grids are configured for easy series connection with neighboring cells. Several processes are disclosed to produce the cell.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Albuquerque, NM)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
AT & T CORP
OSTI Identifier:
870168
Patent Number(s):
5468652
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; contacted; solar; cell; back-contacted; laser-drilled; vias; connecting; front-surface; carrier-collector; junction; electrode; grid; surface; structure; rear; connected; substrate; interdigitated; grids; configured; easy; series; connection; neighboring; cells; processes; disclosed; produce; rear surface; solar cell; series connection; neighboring cell; electrode grid; junction connected; /438/136/

Citation Formats

Gee, James M. Method of making a back contacted solar cell. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Gee, James M. Method of making a back contacted solar cell. United States.
Gee, James M. Sun . "Method of making a back contacted solar cell". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/870168.
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title = {Method of making a back contacted solar cell},
author = {Gee, James M.},
abstractNote = {A back-contacted solar cell having laser-drilled vias connecting the front-surface carrier-collector junction to an electrode grid on the back surface. The structure may also include a rear surface carrier-collector junction connected to the same grid. The substrate is connected to a second grid which is interdigitated with the first. Both grids are configured for easy series connection with neighboring cells. Several processes are disclosed to produce the cell.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1995},
month = {1}
}

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