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Reactive Ink Metallization for Next Generation Photovoltaics

Abstract In order to meet climate targets, the solar photovoltaic industry must increase photovoltaic (PV) deployment and cost competitiveness over its business-as-usual trajectory. This requires more efficient PV modules that use less expensive materials, and longer operational lifetime. The work presented here approaches this challenge with a novel metallization method for solar PV and electronic devices.

This document outlines work completed to this end. Chapter 1 introduces the areas for cost reductions and improvements in efficiency to drive down the cost per watt of solar modules. Next, in Chapter 2, conventional and advanced metallization methods are reviewed, and our proposed solution of dispense printed reactive inks is introduced. Chapter... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Jeffries, April Marie (Author) / Bertoni, Mariana I (Advisor) / Saive, Rebecca (Committee member) / Holman, Zachary (Committee member) / Alford, Terry (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Energy / Engineering / Electrodes / Metallization / Photovoltaics / Reactive / Silver
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 165 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Materials Science and Engineering 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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