The thirty-fifth issue of Photovoltaics International brings you insights into how investment in high-efficiency cell technology production appears to be showing no signs of slowing down and more about scientists from the R&D team at Canadian Solar look at so-called ‘black’ silicon, one of the new cell technology concepts beginning to gain currency. Additionally, how researchers from Germany’s Fraunhofer ISE take up the theme with a paper exploring the question of quality control in the production of high-efficiency silicon solar cells and not forgetting the growing importance of thin-film technologies in the overall PV mix.
Included Technical Papers
- 19.31%-efficient multicrystalline silicon solar cells using MCCE black silicon technology
- Solar PV manufacturing in 2017: factors driving technology change
- HPM silicon: The next generation of multicrystalline silicon for PV
- In-line quality control in high-efficiency silicon solar cell production
- Progress in co-plating contacts for bifacial cells designed for multi-wire interconnection
- Quo vadis bifacial PV?
- PV manufacturing capacity expansion plans in 2016 exceeded 55GW
- Innovation for optical, electrical and economic improvement of thin-film PV technology
- Technical progress in high-efficiency solar cells and modules