Corrugation Architecture Enabled Ultra-Flexible Mono-Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells via Plasma Etching and Laser Ablation
AuthorsBahabry, Rabab R.
Sepulveda, Adrian C.
Kutbee, Arwa T.
Shaikh, Sohail F.
Hussain, Muhammad Mustafa
KAUST DepartmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Electrical Engineering Program
Integrated Nanotechnology Lab
Material Science and Engineering Program
Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
Online Publication Date2018-12-08
Print Publication Date2018-06
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AbstractExtreme mechanical flexibility is highly desirable for the new generation of Mono-Crystalline Silicon solar cells while maintaining the high power conversion efficiency. Here, we show a novel corrugation architecture, which transforms rigid interdigitated back contact 5 ×5 inch c-Si solar wafers into an ultra-flexible (140 m bending radius) version while retaining its original efficiency of 17%. We also investigated using both fluorine-based plasma and Ytterbium fiber laser for forming the corrugation architecture.
CitationBahabry RR, Sepulveda AC, Kutbee AT, Shaikh SF, Hussain MM (2018) Corrugation Architecture Enabled Ultra-Flexible Mono-Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells via Plasma Etching and Laser Ablation. 2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC) (A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC & 34th EU PVSEC). Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2018.8547699.
Journal2018 IEEE 7th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC) (A Joint Conference of 45th IEEE PVSC, 28th PVSEC & 34th EU PVSEC)
Conference/Event name7th IEEE World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, WCPEC 2018