Towards back contact silicon solar cells with screen printed metallisation

Emmanuel Van Kerschaver, S. De Wolf, J. Szlufcik

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In this paper a generic cost effective cell process based on screen printing for a variety of rear contacted solar cells is presented. After discussing the choice of the method for contact isolation, being one of the major problems in the field of back contact solar cells, results of solar cell structures based on this cell process are discussed. The discussed cells have become known as the metallisation wrap through (MWT), metallisation wrap around (MWA) and emitter wrap through (EWT) structures. The results for the screen printed versions of the MWT and MWA solar cells categorise amongst the best reported efficiencies for large area low cost back contact solar cells. The preliminary results on EWT cells indicate the high potential of the cell design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record of the 28th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference - 2000
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0780357728
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event28th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2000 - Anchorage, United States
Duration: Sep 15 2000Sep 22 2000

Publication series

NameConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
ISSN (Print)0160-8371


Other28th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2000
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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