Ninth Workshop on Crystalline Silicon Solar Cell Materials and Processes [electronic resource] : Extended Abstracts and Papers of the Workshop, 9-11 August 1999, Breckenridge, Colorado
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 2000. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Since 1997, the PV sales have exceeded 100 MW/yr with > 85% of the production coming from silicon photovoltaics (Si-PV). As the PV demands increase in the new millennium, there will be a host of challenges to Si-PV. The challenges will arise in developing strategies for cost reduction, increased production, higher throughput per manufacturing line, new sources of low-cost Si, and introduction of new manufacturing processes for cell fabrication. At the same time, newer thin-film technologies, based on CdTe and CIS, will come on board posing new competition. With these challenges come new opportunities for the Si-PV-to detach itself from the microelectronics industry, to embark on an aggressive program in thin-film Si solar cells, and to try new approaches to process monitoring. The 9th Workshop on Crystalline Silicon Solar Cell Materials and Processes addressed these issues in a number of sessions. In addition to covering the usual topics of impurity gettering, defects, passivation, and solar cell processing, there were sessions on poly feedstock, mechanical properties of Si, metallization, and process monitoring.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 08/04/2000., "nrel/bk-520-26941", Ninth Workshop on Crystalline Silicon Solar Cell Materials and Processes, Breckenridge, CO (US), 08/09/1999--08/11/1999., Weber, E.; Tan, T.; Werner, J.; Swanson, D.; Gee, J.; Sopori, B.L.; Stavola, M.; Kalejs, J.; Saitoh, R., and National Renewable Energy Lab., Golden, CO (US)
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