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Passivating thin bifacial silicon solar cells for industrial production

: Janßen, L.; Rinio, M.; Borchert, D.; Windgassen, H.; Bätzner, D.L.; Kurz, H.


Progress in Photovoltaics 15 (2007), No.6, pp.469-475
ISSN: 1062-7995
Journal Article
Fraunhofer ISE ()

A scheme for passivating thin multi-crystalline silicon solar cells compatible to mass production is presented. Wafers with a thickness of 180 mu m were processed into solar cells. The otherwise severe bowing has been avoided by reduced aluminium coverage on the rear surface. The process scheme includes a silicon nitride firing through step for conventional screen printed contacts, where a silicon nitride layer on the rear surface acts as surface passivation layer and enables a gain in efficiency of 0.6% [abs.].