SILICON PHOTOVOLTAICS

Fired up for passivated contacts

Passivating contact technologies have enabled new record efficiencies in crystalline silicon photovoltaics, but they are still far from implementation into mainstream manufacturing. Now, a passivation approach has been shown that exploits the quick firing step currently employed in industrial fabrication by rethinking material design.

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Fig. 1: Passivating contacts in silicon solar cells.

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Altermatt, P.P. Fired up for passivated contacts. Nat Energy 3, 718–719 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41560-018-0244-7

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