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Why Silicon?

  • Silicon is abundant raw materials in the earth's crust and environmentally friendly.
  • Silicon-technology is an industrially mature and proven technology.

Better performance at high temperatures

Excellent conversion efficiency at low radiation (i.e. light intensity)

Markus B. Shubert and Jurgen H. Werner
materials today JUNE 2006 | VOULUME 9 | NUMBER 6

Excellent annual power generation (i.e. kWh/kWp)

Technology Module Efficiency Annual Yield for Field Performance
Oxford (UK)
51° 46' N
Mallorca (Spain)
39° 57' N
Kusatsu Shiga (JAPAN)
35° 00' N
kWh/kWp % kWh/kWp % kWh/kWp %
Muti-Si 15-17% No Sample No Sample 1059 Reference
Mono-Si 14-16% 774 Reference 1341 Reference 1113 +8.6
a-Si 5-7% 969 +25.2 1706 +27.2 1203 +13.4
Source: 17th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference,
Munich, Germany, 22-26 October 2001

PRODUCTION

Proven technology for amorph and microcrystalline PV absorbers

High speed laser scribing for all three patterns

Device contacting and contact curing