Understanding The Influence of Belt Furnace and Firing Parameters on Efficiency of Silicon Solar Cells


Silicon solar cells are one of the most widely used and highly efficient photovoltaics. With growing competition from second and third generation photovoltaic's and decreasing module prices, there is an increasing demand for improving efficiency and decreasing the cost of silicon solar cells. Screen printed metallization, which is one of the most widely used contact formation methods, has been reported as having a significant impact in determining the efficiency of the solar cell. This effort will summarize the influence of firing process of screen-printed contacts and belt furnace parameters on the efficiency of silicon solar cell.

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