ECN publication
Photovoltaic cells: an overview
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ECN 1996
ECN report number: Document type:
ECN-RX--96-063 Other
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Today's solar cell production is almost exclusively based on silicon.About 80% of all modules are fabricated using crystalline silicon cells (multicrystalline and single crystalline) and about 20% of the fabricated cells are based on amorphous silicon thin film cells. On a laboratory and/or a pilot production scale there are, however, several alternative thin film solar cells under development which may penetrate the market in the future. This paper gives an overview over the present state of the art of solar cell technologies and the photovoltaic (PV) market situation. 13 figs., 5 tabs., 46 refs.

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