Study on the Effect of the Firing Process to the Energy Conversion Efficiency of Solar Cells



Abstract:

Over the last few years, solar cell manufacturers have strived to improve energy conversion efficiency at a lower cost. Optimizing the metal electrodes firing process in furnaces is a common way to achieve this goal. This was overlooked in the past. Most of the time, such thermal process work was done mainly by experienced engineers without much in-depth engineering study and development. This article will introduce a method of profiling and optimizing furnace setpoints in the Crystalline Silicon Solar Cell manufacturing process using SUNKIC, in order to achieve optimal results for a stable and high solar energy conversion at Topsolar's factory in Suzhou, China.




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