24 Feb '14, 3pm

REC, Fraunhofer ISE team up on solar cell project: Collaboration keys on development of high-efficiency solar

According to Ter Soon Kim, senior vice president of operations and technology, REC. n-Type solar cells have a higher efficiency potential than traditional p-type solar cells. Moreover, they do not display the light-induced degradation that plague conventional p-type solar cells. However, n-type cells are more complex to manufacture and traditionally require expensive silver contacts on both sides of the cell. To that end, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems has now developed a high-efficiency cell structure that avoids the use of an expensive silver contact grid on the back of the cell. Instead, this cell structure makes use of a combination of dielectric layers and localized contacts. REC, which has a vast experience in the development and optimization state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, will work together with Fraunhofer ISE to translate this technolo...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyfocus.com/view/37099/rec-fraunh...

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