Slot-die Fabrication of Solution-processed Kesterite Solar Cells for Product Integrated Photovoltaics

Xinya Xu, Matthew C Naylor, Michael Jones, Bethan Ford, Stephen Campbell, Yongtao Qu, Vincent Barrioz, Guillaume Zoppi, Neil S Beattie

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Traditional photovoltaics (PV) has made excellent progress over the last decade with decreasing installation costs and a levelised cost of electricity that is competitve with fossil fuel based sources of electricity. This has been achieved using economies of scale manufacturing at a relatively small number of mega-factories that are mostly based in a single geographical region. One consequence of this approach to PV manufacturing is that PV modules are highly standardised and the ubiquitous and low-cost deployment of PV on any surface is still not a commercial reality. There is therefore clear scope to perform the manufacturing research that enables this goal. In this work, slot-die deposition of an inorganic nanoparticle ink is used to create proof-of-concept photovoltaic devices in any geometry and pattern using a low-cost masking technique. The results are discussed in the context of a new design-led approach to photovoltaics manufacturing that has the potential to provide complementary new global electricity capacity for distributed applications in the built-environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 IEEE 49th Photovoltaics Specialists Conference (PVSC)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9781728161174
ISBN (Print)9781728161181
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2023
Event49th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC 49) - Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 5 Jun 202210 Jun 2022,their%20work%20at%20the%20conference.


Conference49th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC 49)
Abbreviated titlePVSC 49
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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