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Investigation into a Laser Welded Interconnection Method for Interdigitated Back-Contact(IBC) Solar Cell Modules

Abstract Interconnection methods for IBC photovoltaic (PV) module integration have widely been explored yet a concrete and cost-effective solution has yet to be found. Traditional methods of tabbing and stringing which are still being used today impart increased stress on the cells, not to mention the high temperatures induced during the soldering process as well. In this work and effective and economical interconnection method is demonstrated, by laser welding an embossed aluminum (Al) electrode layer to screen-printed silver (Ag) on the solar cell. Contact resistivity below 1mΩ.cm2 is measured with the proposed design. Cross-sectional analysis of interfaces is conducted via Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectrosco... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Sukumar Mony, Sujyot (Author) / Holman, Zachary (Advisor) / Alford, Terry (Committee member) / Yu, Zhengshan (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Materials Science / Applied physics / Energy / Electron microscopy / IBC / Laser Welding / Solar Cell
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 68 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Materials Science and Engineering 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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