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Recent progress in Si thin film technology for solar cells
Author(s): Yukinori Kuwano; Shoichi Nakano; Shinya Tsuda
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Paper Abstract

Progress in Si thin film technology 'specifically amorphous Si (a-Si) and polycrystalline Si (poly-Si) thin film' for solar cells is summarized here from fabrication method, material, and structural viewpoints. In addition to a-Si, primary results on poly-Si thin film research are discussed. Various applications for a-Si solar cells are mentioned, and consumer applications and a-Si solar cell photovoltaic systems are introduced. New product developments include see-through solar cells, solar cell roofing tiles, and ultra-light flexible solar cells. As for new systems, air conditioning equipment powered by solar cells is described. Looking to the future, the proposed GENESIS project is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1519, International Conference on Thin Film Physics and Applications, (1 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.47302
Show Author Affiliations
Yukinori Kuwano, Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Shoichi Nakano, Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Shinya Tsuda, Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1519:
International Conference on Thin Film Physics and Applications
Shixun Zhou; Yongling Wang, Editor(s)

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