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ElectroComponent Science and Technology
Volume 7 (1980), Issue 1-3, Pages 107-111

Screen Printed Metallization of Silicon Solar Cells

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Departement Elektrotechniek, Afdeling E.S.A.T. Kardinaal Mercierlaan 94, Heverlee 3030, Belgium

Received 7 September 1979

Copyright © 1980 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper presents a screen printing process for the metallization of silicon solar cells. The physics and construction of a classical solar cell are reviewed. The results obtained with a screen printing process are comparable with other, more expensive technologies. This technology does not introduce an additional contact resistance on silicon. The process optimization and the influence of different parameters are discussed.