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Back Enhanced Heterostructure with InterDigitated contact – BEHIND - solar cell
Tucci, M.; Serenelli, L.; Salza, E.; Pirozzi, L.; Cesare, G. de; Caputo, D.; Ceccarelli, M.; Martufi, P.; Iuliis, S. de; Geerligs, L.J.
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ECN Solar Energy 1-9-2008
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ECN-M--08-007 Conference Paper
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Presented at: IUMRS-ICEM 2008 International Conference on Electronic Materials 2008, Sydney, Australia, 28 juli 2008-1 augustus 2008.

In this paper we investigate in detail how the heterostructure concept can be implemented in an interdigitated back contact solar cell, in which both the emitters are formed on the back side of the c-Si wafer by amorphous/crystalline silicon heterostructure, and at the same time the grid-less front surface is passivated by a double layer of amorphous silicon and silicon nitride, which also provides an anti-reflection coating. The entire process, held at temperature below 300 °C, is photolithographyfree, using a metallic self-aligned mask to create the interdigitated pattern. An open-circuit voltage of 695 mV has been measured on this device fabricated. The mask-assisted deposition process does not influence the uniformity of the deposited amorphous silicon layers. Several technological aspects that limit the fill factor are considered and discussed.

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