Photovoltaic Cz Silicon Module Improvements

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Work focused on reducing the cost per watt of Cz silicon photovoltaic modules under Phase II of Siemens Solar Industries' DOE/NREL PVMaT 4A subcontract is described in this report. New module designs were deployed in this phase of the contract, improvements in yield of over 10% were realized, and further implementation of Statistical Process Control was achieved during this phase. Module configurations representing a 12% cost reduction per watt were implemented in small scale production under Phase II of this contract. Yield improvements are described in detail, yield sensitivity to wafer thickness is quantified, and the deployment of SPC in ... continued below

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Jester, T. L. September 1, 1998.

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Work focused on reducing the cost per watt of Cz silicon photovoltaic modules under Phase II of Siemens Solar Industries' DOE/NREL PVMaT 4A subcontract is described in this report. New module designs were deployed in this phase of the contract, improvements in yield of over 10% were realized, and further implementation of Statistical Process Control was achieved during this phase. Module configurations representing a 12% cost reduction per watt were implemented in small scale production under Phase II of this contract. Yield improvements are described in detail, yield sensitivity to wafer thickness is quantified, and the deployment of SPC in critical process steps is reported here.

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  • Other: DE00001323
  • Report No.: NREL/SR--520-25269
  • Grant Number: AC36-83CH10093
  • DOI: 10.2172/1323 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1323
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc618369

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Jester, T. L. Photovoltaic Cz Silicon Module Improvements, report, September 1, 1998; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc618369/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.