Opportunities of Lasers for Scalable Manufacturing of Solar Energy Devices

By Gary Cheng

Industrial Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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Abstract

Production costs, module conversion efficiencies, and adoption in commercial rooftops continue to be the most critical issues for solar energy technology. The industry continuously seeks technologies that offer scalable and high speed solar device production to replace costly conventional processing steps. The present generation of large scale processes has limitations related to low speed, high cost and performance of the devices. Laser material processing technology promises to satisfy these needs for many steps along the value chain in many ways. In the 21st century, lasers could be used as an excellent tool for solar cells, such as patterning, surfaces texturing, dopant diffusion, contacts fusion, annealing, crystallization, etc.

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  • Gary Cheng (2012), "Opportunities of Lasers for Scalable Manufacturing of Solar Energy Devices," http://nanohub.org/resources/15023.

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Opportunities of Lasers for Scalable Manufacturing of Solar Energy Devices
  • Opportunities of Lasers for scalable manufacturing of solar energy devices 1. Opportunities of Lasers for sc… 0
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  • History 2. History 36.6
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  • Principle of solar cell 3. Principle of solar cell 208.66666666666666
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  • Manufacturing- crystalline silicon 4. Manufacturing- crystalline sil… 408.16666666666669
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  • Manufacturing- thin film solar cell 5. Manufacturing- thin film solar… 600
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  • Efficiency 6. Efficiency 793.06666666666672
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  • Best Research-Cell Efficiencies 7. Best Research-Cell Efficiencie… 1029.4
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  • Cost 8. Cost 1126.6333333333334
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  • Current status of laser based solar cell manufacturing 9. Current status of laser based … 1239.0666666666666
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  • Current status of laser based solar cell manufacturing (Cont') 10. Current status of laser based … 1591.9333333333334
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  • Surface nanostructuring (1) 11. Surface nanostructuring (1) 1661.6666666666667
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  • Surface nanostructuring (2) 12. Surface nanostructuring (2) 1918.0333333333333
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  • Surface nanostructuring (3) - laser dynamic forming 13. Surface nanostructuring (3) - … 2089.8333333333335
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  • Implication: Surface Plasmon improve solar cells 14. Implication: Surface Plasmon i… 2235.3333333333335
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  • Non-vacuum based synthesis of highly dense nanowires 15. Non-vacuum based synthesis of … 2324.9666666666667
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  • Ultrafast laser scribing 16. Ultrafast laser scribing 2430.7666666666669
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  • High speed laser crystallization 17. High speed laser crystallizati… 2557.2
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  • Key manufacturing process for CIGS TFPV 18. Key manufacturing process for … 2608.2666666666669
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  • Current problems in TFSL 19. Current problems in TFSL 2668.7666666666669
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  • Advantages of direct laser crystallization 20. Advantages of direct laser cry… 2748.1
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  • Selectivity & Size Effects (simulation) 21. Selectivity & Size Effects (si… 2783.5333333333333
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  • Laser Fluence Dependence on DPLC 22. Laser Fluence Dependence on DP… 2784.5333333333333
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  • High speed: Multiple pulse processing 23. High speed: Multiple pulse pro… 2785.3333333333335
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  • On Flexible substrates: AZO on Kapton, SLG and Al-foil 24. On Flexible substrates: AZO on… 2789.5
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  • Electrical Properties (CIS) 25. Electrical Properties (CIS) 2795.8
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  • AZO Electrical Properties (on SLG) 26. AZO Electrical Properties (on … 2816.4666666666667
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  • Benchmark data 27. Benchmark data 2829.6333333333332
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  • Summary 28. Summary 2860.5333333333333
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