Low Cost Amorphous Silicon Intrinsic Layer for Thin-Film Tandem Solar Cells

Ching-In Wu, Shoou-Jinn Chang, Kin-Tak Lam, Shuguang Li, Sheng-Po Chang
2013 International Journal of Photoenergy  
The authors propose a methodology to improve both the deposition rate and SiH4consumption during the deposition of the amorphous silicon intrinsic layer of the a-Si/μc-Si tandem solar cells prepared on Gen 5 glass substrate. It was found that the most important issue is to find out the saturation point of deposition rate which guarantees saturated utilization of the sourcing gas. It was also found that amorphous silicon intrinsic layers with the samekvalue will result in the same degradation of
more » ... the fabricated modules. Furthermore, it was found that we could significantly reduce the production cost of the a-Si/μc-Si tandem solar cells prepared on Gen 5 glass substrate by fine-tuning the process parameters.
doi:10.1155/2013/183626 fatcat:sorhkvxl3bfmfdxgk6pze6orga