14th Workshop on Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells & Modules: Materials and Processes; Extended Abstracts and Papers

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The 14th Workshop will provide a forum for an informal exchange of technical and scientific information between international researchers in the photovoltaic and relevant non-photovoltaic fields. It will offer an excellent opportunity for researchers in private industry and at universities to prioritize mutual needs for future collaborative research. The workshop is intended to address thefundamental properties of PV silicon, new solar cell designs, advanced solar cell processing techniques, and cell-related module issues. A combination of oral presentations by invited speakers, poster sessions, and discussion sessions will review recent advances in crystal growth, new cell designs, new processes and process characterization techniques, cell fabrication approaches suitable forfuture manufacturing demands, and solar cell encapsulation. This year's theme, 'Crystalline Si Solar Cells: Leapfrogging the Barriers,' reflects the continued success of crystalline Si PV in overcoming technological barriers to improve solar cell performance and lower the cost of Si PV. The workshop will consist of presentations by invited speakers, followed by discussion sessions. In addition,there will be two poster sessions presenting the latest research and development results. Some presentations will address recent technologies in the microelectronics field that may have a direct bearing on PV. The sessions will include: Advances in crystal growth and material issues; Impurities and defects; Dynamics during device processing; Passivation; High-efficiency Si solar cells; Advancedprocessing; Thin Si solar cells; and Solar cell reliability and module issues.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages289
StatePublished - 2004

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/BK-520-36622


  • advanced processing
  • crystal growth
  • crystalline silicon (x-Si) (c-Si)
  • defects
  • device process
  • impurities
  • materials and processes
  • microelectronics
  • module
  • passivation
  • photovoltaics (PV)
  • solar cells


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