Optimization of rapid thermal firing on silver metal contact for crystalline silicon solar cells

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Abstract

Screen-printed Silver/Argentum (Ag) metallization is used in the photovoltaic industry for the front-side emitter contacts of crystalline silicon solar cells owing to its cost-effectiveness and high throughput. In order to obtain a better understanding for the formation of Ag paste and silicon (Si) interface, the firing treatment was studied. In this research, we compared two Ag pastes (paste A and B), which is widely used for front grid contacts. The best Ag paste will be used in variation of firing temperature as an attempt to get high efficiency. It is found that Ag paste A shows a good I-V curve. The best firing temperature is 800°C with an open circuit voltage at 0.492V and efficiency of 10.49%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
Pages196-198
Number of pages3
Volume1328
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventMalaysia Annual Physics Conference 2010, PERFIK-2010 - Damai Laut
Duration: 27 Oct 201030 Oct 2010

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OtherMalaysia Annual Physics Conference 2010, PERFIK-2010
CityDamai Laut
Period27/10/1030/10/10

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Keywords

  • Ag
  • firing
  • front contact
  • screen-printed

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Optimization of rapid thermal firing on silver metal contact for crystalline silicon solar cells. / Sepeai, Suhaila; Sulaiman, M. Y.; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman.

AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1328 2011. p. 196-198.

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Sepeai, S, Sulaiman, MY & Sopian, K 2011, Optimization of rapid thermal firing on silver metal contact for crystalline silicon solar cells. in AIP Conference Proceedings. vol. 1328, pp. 196-198, Malaysia Annual Physics Conference 2010, PERFIK-2010, Damai Laut, 27/10/10. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3573727
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