By Gerhard P. Willeke, Eicke R. Weber

This quantity is the 3rd of a collection of 7 related to photovoltaics. sunlight cell-related applied sciences coated right here contain: ribbon silicon; heterojunction crystalline silicon; wafer identical crystalline silicon; and different complex silicon sun phone buildings and processes.

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The etching reaction can be summarized as Si + 2H2 O + HOÀ ! 26) and consists of oxidation of Si, formation of a solvable salt and dissolving the salt in water (Neuhaus and Mu¨nzer, 2007). 7, which has consequences for surface passivation and saturation current densities of the emitter and the SCR. mc-Si does not offer a well-defined grain orientation at the wafer surface, as the grains are randomly distributed. Therefore, other texturing solutions had to be developed. , 2003). The texture attacks the Si surface first at areas where not all Si bonds are perfectly saturated.

Before PECVD SiNx:H with high throughput became available for PV at the end of the 1990s, TiO2 was often used as ARC for industrial c-Si cells. Compared to SiNx:H, a higher refractive index without significant absorption was possible, but TiO2 layers showed poor surface passivation qualities and contained no H needed for bulk passivation. 5. 14 A conveyor belt transports the wafer onto the printing chuck. A screen consisting of a mesh of wires partly covered with an emulsion is the mask for the metallization process.

2011). Contacting and measurement are realized using the four point probe setup, with several probes for each busbar simulating the situation after tabbing of the cells for interconnection in the module. Solar cell parameters are normally determined under STC conditions, but solar modules under realistic operation conditions in the field might operate at significantly different temperatures. Depending on the location of operation, solar cell temperatures well above 25  C are reached, reducing the efficiency mainly according to the temperature behavior of the voltage.

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