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Status Of Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells At Solarex
Author(s): D. E. Carlson; A. Catalano; R. V. D'Aiello; C. R. Dickson; R. S. Oswald
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Paper Abstract

The Solarex Thin Film Division started commercial production of amorphous silicon solar cells for consumer applications in February 1984. Since that time, Solarex has produced more than twenty different types of amorphous silicon solar modules with sizes varying from 0.5cm2 to 1000cm2. The modules contain from 2 to 30 cells connected in series by sequentially patterning the various layers in the solar-cell structure. Conversion efficiencies as high as 10.9% have been obtained with superlattice p layers in 1.16cm2 p-i-n and efficiencies up to 8.7% have been obtained in large area modules (active area = 864cm2).

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0706, Photovoltaics for Commercial Solar Power Applications, (20 November 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.937235
Show Author Affiliations
D. E. Carlson, Solarex Thin Film Division (United States)
A. Catalano, Solarex Thin Film Division (United States)
R. V. D'Aiello, Solarex Thin Film Division (United States)
C. R. Dickson, Solarex Thin Film Division (United States)
R. S. Oswald, Solarex Thin Film Division (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0706:
Photovoltaics for Commercial Solar Power Applications
David Adler, Editor(s)

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