Boron-diffused rear surfaces are used in place of an Al/Si alloy to form a back surface field (BSF) for single-sided buried contact (SSBC) cells. The findings are that a heavy boron diffusion over a large area can retain high bulk lifetime and have a low saturation current. SSBC solar cells that were made had the entire rear heavily boron diffused. These cells had open-circuit voltages of 650, 645, and 640 mV on 3 and 10 Ω cm p-type, and 100 Ω cm (rear junction) n-type, respectively.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Surfaces, Coatings and Films