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A low-cost photovoltaic cell process based on thick film techniquesThe low-cost, easily automated processing for solar cell fabrication being developed at Spectrolab for the DOE LSA program is described. These processes include plasma-etching, spray-on diffusion sources and antireflective coating, thick film metallization, aluminum back contacts, laser scribing and ultrasonic soldering. The process sequence has been shown to produce solar cells having 15% conversion efficiency at AM1 which meet the cell fabrication budget required for the DOE 1986 cost goal of $0.70 per peak watt in 1980.
Document ID
19810042818
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Mardesich, N. (Spectrolab, Inc. Sylmar, CA, United States)
Pepe, A. (Spectrolab, Inc. Sylmar, CA, United States)
Bunyan, S. (Spectrolab, Inc. Sylmar, CA, United States)
Edwards, B. (Spectrolab, Inc. Sylmar, Calif., United States)
Olson, C. (California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1980
Subject Category
ENGINEERING (GENERAL)
Meeting Information
Photovoltaic Specialists Conference(San Diego, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other