Ultrastretchable corrugated monocrystalline silicon solar cells with interdigitated back contacts

Nazek Elatab, Nadeem Qaiser, Rabab Bahabry, Muhammad Mustafa Hussain

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In this work, ultrastretchability is demonstrated in naturally rigid silicon solar cells using a corrugation technique. The corrugation is achieved by producing deep channels within the solar cell using the interdigitated back contacts technology. Stretchability is achieved by initially coating the back side of the photovoltaic cell using a bio-friendly elastomer. Moreover, the stretchability is shown to be dependent on the corrugated pattern which relieves the generated strain when applying a tensile stress. Finally, a stretching cycling test is performed on the solar cell to confirm its mechanical resilience.
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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