Advanced Silicon Photovoltaics
Novel cell architectures with amorphous or crystalline silicon technologies to improve spectral response of the cell, such as heterojunction or tandem solar cells.
Passivated emitter and rear contact (PERC), which is currently the market-dominant crystalline silicon technology, has already reached its saturation point in efficiency, prompting solar panel manufacturers to look elsewhere. The industry is turning its attention to n-type silicon architectures even more as they have lower light-induced degradation and lower recombination losses, thereby higher ...
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