Previous Testbeds & Thrusts Projects

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Thrust 1: 2016 Projects: Terawatt Silicon Photovoltaics

Co-Leaders: Buonassissi and Bertoni High-mobility Hydrogen-doped Indium Oxide as a TCO in Silicon Heterojunction and CIGS Solar Cells (Bertoni) The overarching goal of this project is to develop a high-mobility transparent conductive oxide (TCO) for use in solar cells with resistive emitters, including silicon heterojunction and CIGS solar cells. In these devices, the TCO serves …

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Thrust 2: 2015 Tandem Integration with Silicon Technologies

Co-leaders: Doolittle and Holman Terawatt Scale III-V/Si Tandems (Atwater) The broad objective of project is to develop a multidisciplinary research initiative designed to lead to a manufacturable low-cost III-V/Si tandem cell. Effort is focused on dual junction III-V/Si tandem cells integrated onto patterned thin Si wafers designed to facilitate both i) selective III-V epitaxy and …

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Thrust 3: 2015 Fundamentals for High Efficiency Photovoltaics

Co-leaders: Freundlich and Opila Nano-based Enablers for Commercial Silicon Solar Cells (Holman) Nano-anything has had a hard time of it in the solar world in the past few years; an overabundance of optimistic promises and few significant results have led the PV community to be skeptical of “nanobabble.” Nevertheless, we feel that there are real …

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Undergraduate students screen printing on the pilot line.

Testbed 1: 2012 Student-Led Pilot Line

Leader: Bowden Other participating faculty: Bertoni, Buonassisi, Holman, Honsberg, Husman, Opila The student-led pilot line at ASU is a unique facility in the United States in which undergraduate students, graduate students, researchers, and industry fabricate and characterize silicon diffused-junction and heterojunction solar cells and modules. The line uses the industry-standard six-inch solar wafer form factor, …

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Testbed 2: Integration, Modules, and Power Management (2015)

Leader: Kiaei Other participating faculty: Bakkaloglu, Lavrova The long-term vision of this testbed is to develop self-contained integrated and smart PV modules that are part of the smart grid. Research in this testbed is thus geared towards developing integrated sensors, DC-DC converters and DC-AC integrated inverters and controllers that can achieve maximum power transfer from …

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