Gepresenteerd op: 16th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, Glasgow, Scotland, 1-5 mei 2000.
ECN has developed a new cell- and module design for crystalline siliconsolar cells called PUM (Pin Up Module) based on old patents. In this design,
a limited number of holes (typically 9 or 16) serve as vias for
interconnection of the front side metallisation to a foil at the rear side by
using pins. In this way busbars at the front side are eliminated, thus
reducing shadow losses leading to an efficiency increase of 0.4% absolute.
The presented interconnection concept will facilitate easier module
manufacturing. In this paper, we present results of two methods to produce
Pin Up Modules. In principle it is possible to interconnect cells in a module
without loss in fill factor. First steps towards a fully automated module
production are being made. 9 refs.
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