Toward the Practical Limits of Silicon Solar Cells

@article{Smith2014TowardTP,
  title={Toward the Practical Limits of Silicon Solar Cells},
  author={David D. Smith and Peter John Cousins and Staffan Westerberg and Russelle De Jesus-Tabajonda and Gerly Aniero and Yu-Chen Shen},
  journal={IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics},
  year={2014},
  volume={4},
  pages={1465-1469}
}
This paper reports recent efficiency results achieved by SunPower (SPWR) using industrially relevant manufacturing processes and then reexamines the following age-old question: “What efficiency can a single-junction Silicon solar cell suited to large-scale manufacturing achieve?” Through examination of a gap analysis of the SPWR cell and use of other relevant proof-points, insights are provided into the remaining challenges to achieving the practical limits. 

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