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Back contact monocrystalline thin-film silicon solar cells from the porous silicon process

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5 Author(s)
F. Haase ; Institut für Solarenergieforschung Hameln (ISFH), Am Ohrberg 1, D-31860 Emmerthal, Germany ; R. Horbelt ; B. Terheiden ; H. Plagwitz
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We develop a back contact monocrystalline thin-film silicon solar cell using the porous silicon process. Laser processes are applied for all structuring steps. Thus no photolithography or other masking techniques are required. A single evaporation step is used to metallize the cell. Laser scribing is used for contact separation. The cell has a planar front surface, an area of 79.2 cm2 and a cell thickness of 30 ¿¿m. We reach an efficiency of 13.5 %. The open-circuit voltage is 633 mV and the short-circuit current density is 28.7 mA/cm2.

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Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC), 2009 34th IEEE

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7-12 June 2009