ACE designs: The beauty of rear contact solar cells

A. Schönecker*, D. Eikelboom, P. Manshanden, M. Goris, P. Wyers, S. Roberts, T. Bruton, W. Jooss, K. Faika, A. Kress, R. Kühn, W. Neu, H. Knauss, P. Fath, F. Ferrazza, R. V. Nacci, E. Van Kerschaver, S. De Wolf, J. Szlufcik, O. LeistikoA. Jøgensen, S. W. Glunz, J. Dicker, D. Kray, J. Sölter, S. Schäfer

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This paper presents an outline of the work done in the EC co-funded project ACE Designs. The objective of this project was to develop rear contact solar cell designs and to demonstrate their applicability as an alternative crystalline silicon technology for industrial module production. An overview of the results is given with links to the most relevant publications for further details. The most important result of this project was that rear contact solar cells are a feasible, attractive and cost effective alternative to the well-known front contacted solar cell.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)106-107
Number of pages2
JournalConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event29th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: May 19 2002May 24 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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