The ‘COMPASS’ Project

The ‘COMPASS’ Project

Almere, the Netherlands – April 03, 2017 – Recombination of charge carriers at the Si/metal contact interface is limiting the open circuit voltage and therewith the efficiency potential of current day crystalline silicon solar cell technology based on diffused junctions and screenprinted metal contacts.

In this project, different novel passivating contact technologies, developed in the Netherlands, were explored and compared on their merits with respect to efficiency potential, industrial processing capability and expected costs.

The final goal was to have developed at the end of the project, a solar cell with a conversion efficiency of over 22% of which the metal contacts of both polarities are passivated and for which it was demonstrated that it can be produced on the industrial tools offered by the industrial partners.

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