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Status of the EU H2020 Disc Project: European Collaboration in Research and Development of High Efficient Double Side Contacted Cells with Innovative Carrier-Selective Contacts
B. Min, T. Wietler, S. Bordihn, R. Peibst, T. Desrues, P. Carroy, J. Jourdan, M. Hermle, F. Feldmann, J. Bartsch, C. Allebé, L. Ding, J. Horzel, A. Lachowicz, J.J. Diaz Leon, A. Ingenito, F.-J. Haug, E. Schneiderlöchner, V. Linss, R. Köhler, K. Lüdemann, A. Campa, M. Bokalic, M. Topic, M. Zwegers, B. Hartlin, B. Field, B. Bénédicte, A. Richter, Z. Adam, J. Penaud, S. Filonovich, N. Harder, E. Marcon, J. Chupin, F. Tamini
Plating, Transparent Conductive Oxides, Multi Wire, Passivated Contact, Carrier Selective Contacts
Silicon Cells
Subtopic: Heterojunction Solar Cells
Event: 35th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 2BP.1.4
229 - 232
ISBN: 3-936338-50-7
Paper DOI: 10.4229/35thEUPVSEC20182018-2BP.1.4
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The DISC project addresses the development of key technologies for the next generation of high-performance photovoltaic solar cells and modules. Our approach is to fully exploit the potential of silicon to its maximum by the use of passivating contacts or carrier selective contacts and junctions. Such contacts allow for simple, non-patterned double-side contacted device architecture and an enhancement of the energy yield, which will be key elements for achieving very low levelized costs of electricity. In this paper, selected highlights are presented concerning the first 18 months in the development of cell and module components such as In-free transparent conductive oxide layers with low sputtering damage. The synergies and results created within DISC will be also interesting for a drop-in combination with other solar cell and module technologies.