Passivated contacts for high efficiency monocrystalline silicon solar cells
Global energy demands have been increasing and the ability of fossil fuels to meet these demands is limited. Due to the associated climate change concerns, most of the current new energy installations have been based on renewable energy resources such as wind and solar. However, to further develop solar energy as a renewable energy resource, improvements in silicon-based solar cells, which represent more than 90% of the current photovoltaics market, is critical. In this thesis work we explore strategies for more efficient and cheaper solar cells. Efficiency improvements are enabled via passivated ...
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