publication . Doctoral thesis . 2014

Laser Welding of Silicon Foils for Thin-Film Solar Cell Manufacturing

Heßmann, Maik;
Open Access English
  • Published: 14 Oct 2014
  • Country: Germany
Thin-film solar module manufacturing is one of the most promising recent developments in photovoltaic research and has the potential to reduce production costs. As the necessity for competitive prices on the world market increases and manufacturers endeavor to bring down the cost of solar modules, thin-film technology is becoming more and more attractive. In this work a special technique was investigated which makes solar cell manufacturing more compatible with an industrial roll-to-roll process. This technique allows the creation of the first monocrystalline band substrate by welding several monocrystalline silicon wafers together, so that the size restriction ...
free text keywords: Laserschweißen, Solarzelle, Dünnschicht, Silizium, Department Werkstoffwissenschaften, ddc:600, pacs:80.00.00
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