Corrugation enabled ultraflexible monocrystalline silicon solar cells with interdigitated back contacts

Nazek Elatab, Rana Shamsuddine, Rabab Bahabry, Muhammad Mustafa Hussain

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In this work, ultraflexible monocrystalline silicon solar cells are developed using a corrugation technique. The corrugation method consists of producing alternating trenches following different patterns. By applying this technique on large scale solar cells with rear contacts technology, ultraflexibility is enabled with unimportant deterioration in the electrical behavior. The different patterns allow for different characteristics of the solar cell with regard to flexing capability output power and weight. Finally, cycling tests confirm the mechanical robustness of the encapsulated flexible solar cells using a transparent and ecofriendly polymer.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2020 6th IEEE International Energy Conference (ENERGYCon)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781728129563
StatePublished - Sep 28 2020

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-12-16
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): OSR-2015-Sensors-2707, OSR-2016-KKI-2880
Acknowledgements: The work is supported by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) under Award No. Sensor Innovation Initiative OSR-2015-Sensors-2707 and KAUST-KFUPM Special Initiative OSR-2016-KKI-2880.


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