Technology requirements for Ni/Cu plating metallization in commercial PV


Yuan-Chih Chang, Sisi Wang, Rong Deng, Xiaoli Li, Beibei Zhu, Shaoyuan Li & Jingjia Ji

School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China; School of Materials Science and Engineering, Southeast University, China; Faculty of Metallurgical and Energy Engineering, Kunming University of Science and Technology, China

This paper reviews those associated fabrication technologies for the mass production of Ni/Cu-plated contacts. The technologies currently in use in the PV industry for plated contacts, as well as the developing technologies having high scaling-up potential, will be reviewed. In addition, the future requirements for plating metallization will be discussed.

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