Overcoming Performance Limitations in Multicrystalline Silicon Solar Cells

  • Cuevas, Andres (PI)
  • Winderbaum, Saul (CoI)

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Description

    This project aims to address the major impediments to improved efficiency of multicrystalline silicon solar cells, the most prevalent in industry today. Three key areas have been identified: understanding the fundamental source of carrier recombination in this material, the application of plasma silicon nitride to reducing this recombination, and developing a suitable technique for texturing the front surface of the cells. By using novel, advanced techniques to gain a deeper physical understanding of these issues, it will be possible to develop new, cost-effective processes that improve efficiency and are applicable in industry.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date31/12/0331/12/07

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$622,426.00
    • Roth & Rau Oberflaechentechnik AG: A$125,000.00

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