CAB-DW™ for 5 μm trace-width deposition of solar cell metallization top-contacts

Justin Hoey, Drew Thompson, Matt Robinson, Zakaria Mahmud, Orven F. Swenson, Konstantin Pokhodnya, Iskander S. Akhatov, Douglas L. Schulz

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Abstract

This paper reviews methods for creating solar cell grid contacts and explores how cell efficiency can be increased using CAB-DW™. Specifically, the efficiency of p-i-n structure solar cells built in-house with 90 μm sputtered lines and 5 μm CAB-DW™ lines were compared. Preliminary results of the comparison show a marked improvement in solar cell efficiency using CAB-DW™. In addition, a theoretical and experimental analysis of the dynamics of particle impaction on a substrate (i.e. whether particles stick or bounce) is presented including how this analysis may lead to further improvement of CAB-DW™.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2009
Pages1857-1861
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2009 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: 7 Jun 200912 Jun 2009

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371

Conference

Conference2009 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period7/06/0912/06/09

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