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S. W. Glunz, "High-Efficiency Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells", Advances in OptoElectronics, vol. 2007, Article ID 097370, 15 pages, 2007. https://doi.org/10.1155/2007/97370

High-Efficiency Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells

Academic Editor: Armin G. Aberle
Received02 May 2007
Accepted18 Jul 2007
Published28 Aug 2007

Abstract

The current cost distribution of a crystalline silicon PV module is clearly dominated by material costs, especially by the costs of the silicon wafer. Therefore cell designs that allow the use of thinner wafers and the increase of energy conversion efficiency are of special interest to the PV industry. This article gives an overview of the most critical issues to achieve this aim and of the recent activities at Fraunhofer ISE and other institutes.

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