High-Efficiency Corrugated Monocrystalline Silicon Solar Cells with Multi-Directional Flexing Capabilities

Nazek Elatab, Rana Shamsuddin, Rabab Bahabry, Muhammad Mustafa Hussain

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Abstract

High efficiency, lightweight and low cost flexible solar cells have attracted a growing interest in the last decades due to their increased applications. Here, we show high-efficiency (19%) and large scale (5 × 5 inch wafer) monocrystalline silicon solar cells with multi-directional flexing capabilities. The flexing of rigid solar cells with interdigitated back contacts is achieved using a photolithography-less corrugation technique. Results show that linear patterns enable flexibility in one direction with a minimum bending radius of 5 mm while diamond patterns result in multi-directional flexibility with different minimum bending radii and robust electrical performance.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 IEEE 46th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)
PublisherIEEE
Pages1499-1501
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781728104942
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019

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