The ‘IBCense’ Project

The ‘IBCense’ Project

Almere, the Netherlands – April 03, 2017 – It is the goal of the “IBCense” project consortium to bring the high-efficiency n-type IBC cell and module to a competitive cost level compared to the current standard, using Dutch equipment in the processing. The activities within the “IBCense” project are summarized below and the tasks will be carried out by Levitech, Tempress, REC and ECN:

  • Industrially feasible and cost-effective process for p+ emitter on both front and rear side
  • Improved properties of n+ BSF at the rear side
  • Novel passivation scheme designed for n+ and p+ doped Si
  • Reducing cost of the patterning step
  • Reducing cost for metallization
  • Assessment of wafer specifications, cost and industrial feasibility

The result of the “IBCense” project will be a cost-effective process while maintaining and improving high cell performance.

You can find the Public Summary here:

20150401-IBCense-Public-Summary