Solar PV R&DProject Advanced Silicon Solar Cells
This report discusses the project results and lessons learnt to date for the ANU Project, Advanced Silicon Solar Cells by DESIJN (Deposited Silicon Junctions).
This project is developing new silicon solar cell technology with our project partner, Jinko Solar, the world’s largest manufacturer of photovoltaics modules. The technology being developed in this project is based on thin poly-silicon films, which provide an alternative method to allow electrical contact to the solar cells. This new type of contacting method has excellent electrical properties and can be achieved with simple fabrication processes. Potentially, these poly-silicon contacts can increase the efficiency of industrial solar cells from approximately 22% to 23% without adding to the cost of production.