Improvement in spray deposition of the intrinsic ZnO window layer for chalcopyrite solar cells

S. E. Gledhill, T. P. Niesen, N. A. Allsop, G. Gimpl, M. Krüger, T. Kohler, Abdelhak Belaidi, M. C. Lux-Steiner, Ch H. Fischer

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Abstract

Spray deposition is a non-vacuum process which allows homogeneous coating on a sub-micron level structured surface. This paper focuses on the further development of spray deposition of the mtnnstc (low-conducting) ZnO layer that is. used predominantly to inhibit shunting in chalcopyrite thin film solar modules. Using a precursor solution of zinc acetylacetonate . and an ethanol / water mix, ZnO layers can be deposited at a higher deposition rate, than previously reported by this method [1] . The resulting films are more condutiive yet the layers prove to be far superior In terms of stability under damp-heat conditions. Resulting solar cells have matching performance to solar cells prepared with the sputtered intrinsic ZnO.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
Pages690-694
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event2009 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2009 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: 7 Jun 200912 Jun 2009

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Other2009 34th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2009
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period7/6/0912/6/09

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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Gledhill, S. E., Niesen, T. P., Allsop, N. A., Gimpl, G., Krüger, M., Kohler, T., Belaidi, A., Lux-Steiner, M. C., & Fischer, C. H. (2009). Improvement in spray deposition of the intrinsic ZnO window layer for chalcopyrite solar cells. In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (pp. 690-694). [5411571] https://doi.org/10.1109/PVSC.2009.5411571