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High Efficiency Stable a-Si Three Junction 12″ × 13″ Modules

  • Murray S. Bennett (a1), A. Catalano (a1), J. Newton (a1), C. Poplawski (a1), R. Arya (a1), K. Rajan (a1), G. Wood (a1) and S. Wiedeman (a1)...

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Three junction a-Si based photovoltaic modules have been made using a design which provides high initial efficiency and good resistance to photodegradation. The cells have a Si/Si/SiGe configuration in which the i-layer in the middle junction is 4000Å thick. The most efficient module measured to date has an aperture area efficiency of 9.82%. This design will limit light-induced efficiency losses to 15% or less, based on small area results, however defect related problems have increased this value to 17 – 23%. Preliminary data on the effect of shunts on stability is presented. We discuss various concerns related to large area deposition and scale-up.

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High Efficiency Stable a-Si Three Junction 12″ × 13″ Modules

  • Murray S. Bennett (a1), A. Catalano (a1), J. Newton (a1), C. Poplawski (a1), R. Arya (a1), K. Rajan (a1), G. Wood (a1) and S. Wiedeman (a1)...

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