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Title:
 
TOPCon – Technology Options for Cost Efficient Industrial Manufacturing
 
Author(s):
 
B. Kafle, B.S. Goraya, S. Mack, F. Feldmann, S. Nold, J. Rentsch
 
Keywords:
 
a-Si, Deposition, Cost Analysis, Passivated Contact, TOPCon
 
Topic:
 
Silicon Materials and Cells
Subtopic: Manufacturing & Production of Si Cells
Event: 37th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 2CO.13.4
 
Pages:
 
242 - 251
ISBN: 3-936338-73-6
Paper DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20202020-2CO.13.4
 
Price:
 
 
0,00 EUR
 
Document(s): paper
 

Abstract/Summary:


Currently, PV industry is looking towards different technologically feasible options of transferring passivating contact or TOPCon cell concept from laboratory research towards industrial manufacturing. In this paper, we perform techno-economic assessment of industrial manufacturing of TOPCon-based solar cells after assessing various process routes based on currently production-ready and upcoming future alternative process technologies. Under given assumptions, TOPCon-concepts are found to remain economically competitive against bifacial PERC in terms of levelized cost of electricity (LCOE), if a minimum absolute gain in cell efficiency > 0.4- 0.6% can be maintained.