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A high volume cost efficient production macrostructuring processThe paper presents an experimentally developed surface macro-structuring process suitable for high volume production of silicon solar cells. The process lends itself easily to automation for high throughput to meet low-cost solar array goals. The tetrahedron structure observed is 0.5 - 12 micron high. The surface has minimal pitting with virtually no or very few undeveloped areas across the surface. This process has been developed for (100) oriented as cut silicon. Chemi-etched, hydrophobic and lapped surfaces were successfully texturized. A cost analysis as per Samics is presented.
Document ID
19790056891
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Chitre, S. R.
(Sensor Technology, Inc. Chatsworth, Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1978
Subject Category
Solid-State Physics
Meeting Information
Photovoltaic Specialists Conference(Washington, DC)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: JPL-954605
Distribution Limits
Public
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