Chapter 5. Advanced Amorphous Silicon Solar Cell Technologies

  1. Jef Poortmans and
  2. Vladimir Arkhipov
  1. Miro Zeman

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/0470091282.ch5

Thin Film Solar Cells: Fabrication, Characterization and Applications

Thin Film Solar Cells: Fabrication, Characterization and Applications

How to Cite

Zeman, M. (2006) Advanced Amorphous Silicon Solar Cell Technologies, in Thin Film Solar Cells: Fabrication, Characterization and Applications (eds J. Poortmans and V. Arkhipov), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470091282.ch5

Editor Information

  1. IMEC, Leuven, Belgium

Author Information

  1. Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006
  2. Published Print: 8 SEP 2006

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Materials for Electronic and Optoelectronic Applications

Book Series Editors:

  1. Dr Peter Capper3,
  2. Professor Safa Kasap4 and
  3. Professor Arthur Willoughby5

Series Editor Information

  1. 3

    SELEX Sensors and Airborne Systems Infrared Ltd, Southampton, UK

  2. 4

    University of Saskatchewan, Canada

  3. 5

    University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470091265

Online ISBN: 9780470091289

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Keywords:

  • amorphous silicon solar cell technology development;
  • a-Si:H solar cell technology;
  • hydrogenated amorphous silicon;
  • photothermal deflection spectroscopy (PDS);
  • remote plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition technique;
  • ETPCVD deposition method;
  • Hot wire CVD;
  • amorphous silicon solar cells;
  • ‘plasma box’ reactor design

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Overview of Amorphous Silicon Solar Cell Technology Development and Current Issues

  • Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon

  • Deposition of Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon

  • Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells

  • Performance and Fabrication of Hydrogenated Amorphous Silicon Based Modules

  • Applications

  • Outlook

  • Acknowledgments

  • References