Focusing on technology, the Photovoltaics International journal is specifically designed for the PV supply chain, including materials, components, equipment, manufacturing and large-scale utility installation. This in-print business-to-business publication influences the purchasing decisions of PV manufacturers, energy utilities and integrators by associating solution providers with high quality and independent technical papers.

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Volume 32

This issue of Photovoltaics International focuses on the steady adoption of PERC as the technology of choice for providing a quick boost to cell performances. Our chief analyst, Finlay Colville, reports that PERC is a key driver for internal technology roadmaps of all silicon cell providers and is indirectly influencing the development of other technologies in competing n-type and thin-film segments. However, PERC is not without its drawbacks, and one of these is its increased susceptibility to light-induced degradation. Other highlights include ISC Konstanz on the future of back-contact technology and ECN on the development of a new technique for minimising recombination losses in silicon solar cells. Technical Papers Include: • PV manufacturing capacity expansion announcement plans and analysis for Q1 2016 • n-type multicrystalline silicon for high-efficiency solar cells • Multicrystalline PERC solar cells: Is light-induced degradation challenging the efficiency gain of rear passivation? • LPCVD polysilicon passivating contacts for crystalline silicon solar cells • Status of Fol/Met Technology: How to produce PERC cells more cheaply than Al-BSF cells • First Solar goes back to the future • Back-contact technology: Will we need it in the future? • Investigation of cell-to-module (CTM) ratios of PV modules by analysis of loss and gain mechanisms • Solar PV technology trends for 2016

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