SILICON AS A PHOTOVOLTAIC MATERIAL

@inproceedings{Babaei2004SILICONAA,
  title={SILICON AS A PHOTOVOLTAIC MATERIAL},
  author={J Khan Babaei},
  year={2004}
}
The great majority of solar (photovoltaic) modules currently being installed worldwide are made from wafer-based silicon solar cells. The wafers used are typically 200-350um thick while the wafering process leads to a kerf loss of another 200-250um per wafer. For cells made using this approach, the cost of the starting wafer is approximately half the cost of the finished photovoltaic module. In order to achieve future cost reductions, a substantial reduction in the amount of silicon used per… CONTINUE READING