This report presents findings on the efficiency and cost effectiveness of solar panels. It details research on the use of phosphorus oxide (POx) as an insulating layer within high efficiency silicon solar cells to reduce efficiency loss (through surface recombination) and simplify production processing.
Four journal articles enabled by this project have so far been accepted for publication, and two additional presentations have been given at international conferences. The project created one full-time-equivalent postdoctoral researcher position and paid part of the salary of a research technician.
The next steps in the research will be to demonstrate the investigated POx-based dielectric stacks at a device level in proof-of-concept solar cells