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Attaching electrical conductors to the positive and negative sides of the cells forms a
Silicon technology has been the dominant technology for the supply of power modules
into photovoltaic applications and the likely changes are an increasing proportion of
multi-crystalline silicon and mono-crystalline silicon being used for high-efficiency solar
cells while thinner wafers and ribbon silicon technology continue to grow. Amorphous
(uncrystallized) silicon is the most popular thin-film technology with cell efficiencies of
5-7% and double- and triple-junction designs raising it to 8-10%. But it is prone to
degradation. Some of the varieties of amorphous silicon are amorphous silicon carbide
(a-SiC), amorphous silicon germanium (a-SiGe), microcrystalline silicon (µc-Si), and
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This note was uploaded on 01/14/2014 for the course MECH 836 taught by Professor Various during the Fall '13 term at Queens University.
- Fall '13