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High-efficiency silicon solar cells for low-illumination applications

: Glunz, S.W.; Dicker, J.; Esterle, M.; Hermle, M.; Isenberg, J.; Kamerewerd, F.; Knobloch, J.; Kray, D.; Leimenstoll, A.; Lutz, F.; Oßwald, D.; Preu, R.; Rein, S.; Schäffer, E.; Schetter, C.; Schmidhuber, H.; Schmidt, H.; Steuder, M.; Vorgrimler, C.; Willeke, G.

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IEEE Electron Devices Society:
29th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference 2002. Proceedings : May 20-24, 2002 Hyatt Regency New Orleans New Orleans, Louisiana
New York, NY: IEEE, 2002
ISBN: 0-7803-7471-1
Photovoltaic Specialists Conference <29, 2002, New Orleans/La.>
Konferenzbeitrag, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer ISE ()

At Fraunhofer ISE the fabrication of high-efficiency solar cells was extended from a laboratory scale to a small pilot-line production. Primarily, the fabricated cells are used in small high-efficiency modules integrated in prototypes of solar-powered portable electronic devices such as cellular phones, handheld computers etc. Compared to other applications of high-efficiency cells such as solar cars and planes, the illumination densities found in these mainly indoor applications are significantly below 1 sun. Thus, special care was taken to keep the cell efficiency level high even at very low illumination levels. For this reason, particularly the cell border was analyzed and optimized carefully. The excellent cell characteristics achieved at low illumination densities increase the benefit of a solar power supply for such devices by an order of magnitude if compared to standard solar cells.