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Advanced aRchitectures for ultra-thin high-efficiency CIGS solar cells with high Manufacturability


Launch of website and Social Media Plan

Launch of website and Social Media Plan. External communication plan and communications channels. (related to tasks 7.1 and 7.3)

Final design of highly reflective rear contact layer including the passivation functionality

Highly reflective rear contact layer in accordance with all the project objectives and including the passivation functionality. Solar cell with a highly reflective rear contact layer, resulting in the same JSC values for ultra-thin CIGS devices on steel substrates as for the reference thick CIGS devices on glass substrates. Report on Jsc values from experiment with and without the reflective layer and with thin and thick CIGS layers. (related to task 2.1 and 2.2)

Technical report on device reliability and stability

Technical report on device reliability and stability: Technical report on the failure study of the fabricated devices, with suggestions to improve the stability and reliability of the developed Technologies. (related to task 4.3)

Demonstrator module with 16% efficiency

Demonstrator module on insulated steel substrate with passivation and back reflector at 16% efficiency. Report on measurement results. related to task 5.1

High efficiency ultrathin CIGS (<0.5µm) solar cell exhibiting 21% efficiency on steel and 23% efficiency on glass

High efficiency ultrathin CIGS (<0.5μm) solar cell exhibiting 21% efficiency on steel and 23% efficiency on glass. Report from certification of cell results. (related to tasks 3.1 and 3.2)

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Optimisation of rear reflectance in ultra-thin CIGS solar cells towards >20% efficiency

Author(s): Olivier Poncelet, Ratan Kotipalli, Bart Vermang, Angus Macleod, Laurent A. Francis, Denis Flandre
Published in: Solar Energy, Issue 146, 2017, Page(s) 443-452, ISSN 0038-092X
DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2017.03.001

Passivation of Interfaces in Thin Film Solar Cells: Understanding the Effects of a Nanostructured Rear Point Contact Layer

Author(s): Pedro M. P. Salomé, Bart Vermang, Rodrigo Ribeiro-Andrade, Jennifer P. Teixeira, José M. V. Cunha, Manuel J. Mendes, Sirazul Haque, Jêrome Borme, Hugo Águas, Elvira Fortunato, Rodrigo Martins, Juan C. González, Joaquim P. Leitão, Paulo A. Fernandes, Marika Edoff, Sascha Sadewasser
Published in: Advanced Materials Interfaces, Issue 5/2, 2018, Page(s) 1701101, ISSN 2196-7350
DOI: 10.1002/admi.201701101

Addressing the impact of rear surface passivation mechanisms on ultra-thin Cu(In,Ga)Se 2 solar cell performances using SCAPS 1-D model

Author(s): R. Kotipalli, O. Poncelet, G. Li, Y. Zeng, L.A. Francis, B. Vermang, D. Flandre
Published in: Solar Energy, Issue 157, 2017, Page(s) 603-613, ISSN 0038-092X
DOI: 10.1016/j.solener.2017.08.055

Light Trapping in Ultrathin CIGS Solar Cells with Nanostructured Back Mirrors

Author(s): Julie Goffard, Clement Colin, Fabien Mollica, Andrea Cattoni, Christophe Sauvan, Philippe Lalanne, Jean-Francois Guillemoles, Negar Naghavi, Stephane Collin
Published in: IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, Issue 7/5, 2017, Page(s) 1433-1441, ISSN 2156-3381
DOI: 10.1109/JPHOTOV.2017.2726566