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Sunovation: technologie voor grootschalige productie van zonnecellen en modules van multikristallijn silicium
Weeber, A.W.; Zolingen, R.J.C. van; Schuurmans, F.M.; Buijs, J.A.H.M.; Sanden, M.C.M. van de
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ECN Solar Energy 1-10-2004
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-C--04-038 ECN publication
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Solar cells can produce electricity directly from light. This is calledsolar electricity. At the beginning of the project the price of solar electricity was too high to be used for large-scale electricity generation. The aim of the project was to develop a technology for multicrystalline silicon solar cells and modules that will result in a price for solar electricity which is half that in 1997. This cost reduction will be obtained by increasing the cell efficiency and by developing an easy module technology. ECN, TNO and TU/e developed new processes in their laboratories and these processes were evaluated at the former Shell Solar Energy B.V. on larger scale. The obtained processes have resulted in solar cells with a 20-25% relatively higher efficiency and a new and simplified module technology, the so-called Pin-Up Module.

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