29 Sep '11, 5pm

Silicon Ink Is Spot On, NREL Experiments Show

Silicon Ink Is Spot On, NREL Experiments Show

Both solar cells and T-shirts can be enhanced with a screen printer, some ink and a squeegee. But it takes a real special ink to suspend silicon nanoparticles so uniformly that it can lay down the precise microns-thick lines needed to dope the silicon emitter exactly under the front metal contacts. Those contacts make a solar cell work. Innovalight, a small start-up from Sunnyvale, Calif., came up with an ingenious way to suspend silicon in a solution without the tiny particles glomming onto one another or sinking to the bottom of the container. But could that Silicon Ink prove useful for solar cells? Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) proved that the answer is "yes." And the winners could be the solar cell industry and the environment, because silicon ink, when added to the manufacturing process, can make solar...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2011...

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Silicon Ink Is Spot On, NREL Experiments Show

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