Silicon PV module customization using laser technology for new BIPV applications

García-Ballesteros Ramírez, Juan José and Lauzurica Santiago, Sara and Morales Furió, Miguel and Caño, Teodosio del and Valencia, Daniel and Casado, Leonardo and Balenzategui, José Lorenzo and Molpeceres Álvarez, Carlos Luis (2014). Silicon PV module customization using laser technology for new BIPV applications. In: "Laser Processing and Fabrication for Solar, Displays, and Optoelectronic Devices III", ., San Diego. ISBN 9781628412079. pp. 1-11.

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Title: Silicon PV module customization using laser technology for new BIPV applications
Author/s:
  • García-Ballesteros Ramírez, Juan José
  • Lauzurica Santiago, Sara
  • Morales Furió, Miguel
  • Caño, Teodosio del
  • Valencia, Daniel
  • Casado, Leonardo
  • Balenzategui, José Lorenzo
  • Molpeceres Álvarez, Carlos Luis
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Laser Processing and Fabrication for Solar, Displays, and Optoelectronic Devices III
Event Dates: .
Event Location: San Diego
Title of Book: Laser Processing and Fabrication for Solar, Displays, and Optoelectronic Devices III
Date: 2014
ISBN: 9781628412079
Volume: 9180
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Building Integrated Photovoltaics, Laser ablation; monolithic interconnection; amorphous silicon PV modules; crystalline silicon solar cells
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Física Aplicada e Ingeniería de Materiales
Creative Commons Licenses: None

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Abstract

It is well known that lasers have helped to increase efficiency and to reduce production costs in the photovoltaic (PV) sector in the last two decades, appearing in most cases as the ideal tool to solve some of the critical bottlenecks of production both in thin film (TF) and crystalline silicon (c-Si) technologies. The accumulated experience in these fields has brought as a consequence the possibility of using laser technology to produce new Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) products with a high degree of customization. However, to produce efficiently these personalized products it is necessary the development of optimized laser processes able to transform standard products in customized items oriented to the BIPV market. In particular, the production of semitransparencies and/or freeform geometries in TF a-Si modules and standard c-Si modules is an application of great interest in this market. In this work we present results of customization of both TF a-Si modules and standard monocrystalline (m-Si) and policrystalline silicon (pc-Si) modules using laser ablation and laser cutting processes. A discussion about the laser processes parameterization to guarantee the functionality of the device is included. Finally some examples of final devices are presented with a full discussion of the process approach used in their fabrication.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainENE2010- 21384-C04-02/04AMICUnspecifiedUnspecified
Government of SpainIPT-420000-2010-6INNDISOLUnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 37626
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/37626/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:37626
Official URL: http://spie.org/Publications/Proceedings/Volume/9180
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 04 Mar 2016 17:15
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2017 11:52
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