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Development of New Front Side Metallization Method of Aluminum Electroplating for Silicon Solar Cell

Abstract In this thesis, the methods of aluminum electroplating in an ionic liquid for silicon solar cell front side metallization were studied. It focused on replacing the current silver screen printing with an alternative metallization technology using a low-cost Earth-abundant metal for mass production, due to the high cost and limited availability of silver. A conventional aluminum electroplating method was employed for silicon solar cells fabrication on both p-type and n-type substrates. The highest efficiency of 17.9% was achieved in the n-type solar cell with a rear junction, which is comparable to that of the same structure cell with screen printed silver electrodes from industrial production lines. It also showed better spiking resistant pe... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Wang, Laidong (Author) / Tao, Meng (Advisor) / Vasileska, Dragica (Committee member) / Kozicki, Michael (Committee member) / Goryll, Michael (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering / Energy / Chemical engineering
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 105 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Electrical Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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