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Photovoltaics International Volume 46

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80 pages

Features in this issue include:

  • How can digitisation and automation benefit solar manufacturing?
  • Fraunhofer ISE details the solutions available to reduce carbon emissions from PV manufacturing
  • ISC Konstanz reveals how close the industry is to low-cost IBC cells with efficiencies greater than 25%
  • As cells become ever-thinner, Hevel explores the trade-off between thickness and production losses
  • CEA-INES details its recent work in shingle cell integration
  • Industrial n-type PERT cells with doped polysilicon passivating contacts: Past, present and future
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In this issue...

PVI Paper
Cell Processing, Photovoltaics International Papers
The holy grail of every solar cell producer is the creation of a lowcost interdigitated back-contact (IBC) solar cell with an efficiency greater than 25%, a goal that can be found in almost every roadmap presentation. In this paper it will be shown that we are not far away from achieving this target, since IBC devices, with different process complexities, are already in production at several companies.
PVI Paper
Cell Processing, Photovoltaics International Papers
This paper will accordingly outline the recent activities at CEA-INES concerning the development and understanding of the integration of such shingle cells.
PVI Paper
Cell Processing, Photovoltaics International Papers
In this paper, an even greater reduction in wafer thickness, down to 130μm, is evaluated, and the critical steps in terms of breakage rates in cell and module production processes are reviewed. Finally, the mechanical stability and reliability of these thin HJT cells in glass–backsheet and glass–glass module types are addressed.
PVI Paper
Cell Processing, Photovoltaics International Papers
This paper provides a short overview of historical developments, presents the main approaches in mass production today, discusses potential process simplifications, and briefly touches upon a key topic for the future, namely reducing the silver (Ag) consumption per cell.
PVI Paper
Fab & Facilities, Photovoltaics International Papers
This paper discusses what approaches from the digitalization field can be used quickly and easily to accelerate ramp-up, to analyse overlapping data and to improve production either manually or automatically.
PVI Paper
Fab & Facilities, Photovoltaics International Papers
To embrace the terawatt-scale challenge of the PV market growth, a low-carbon and resource-efficient pathway has to be guaranteed. An approach for doing this is to enable market mechanisms that account for the greenhouse gases emissions, and their associated costs, from PV systems and components.

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